Category Archives: Old Collection

A book from the oldest part of the ICI Library which means it is usually old, rare, or unusual.

LIBRARY SHELF: The Coming of the Fairies

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Dyle, Arthur Conan; The Coming of the Fairies (ca.1922) FIRST LINE: “The series of incidents set forth in this little volume represent either the most elaborate and ingenious hoax every played upon the public, or else they constitute an event … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Trout Fishing in America

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Brautigan, Richard;Trout Fishing in America: a novel (1967) ICI Shelf: LAL First Line: “As a child when did I first hear about trout fishing in America?” Last Line: “P.S. Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonnaise.” ICI History: First … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Razor’s Edge

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Maugham, Somerset W.; The Razor’s Edge (1944) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “I HAVE NEVER BEGUN A NOVEL with more misgiving.” Last Line: “And however superciliously the highbrows carp, we the public in our heart of hearts all like a success story; … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik

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Efros, Israel; Ed.; Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik: Translated From Hebrew (1948) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Hayyim Nahman Bialik appeared when Jewish history began to take a new turn.” Last Line: “Through his free and powerful rhythms, through his … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: From the Center

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Lippard, Lucy R.; From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art (1976) ICI Shelf: Women First Line: “In print, Lucy LIppard seems enthusiastic and committed to the art she deals with.” Last Line: “The little people form a chain and … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Heart of Man

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Fromm, Erich; The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil (1964) ICI Shelf: Trotter FIRST LINE: “Religious perspectives represent a quest for the rediscovery of man.” LAST LINE: “If this should happen to the entire human race or to its … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Fire Next Time

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Baldwin, James The Fire Next Time (1963) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz FIRST LINE: “Dear James: I have begun this letter five times and torn it up five times” LAST LINE: “God gave Noah the Rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!” ICI … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

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Nicolson, Nigel; The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume One 1888-1912 (1975) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz FIRST LINE: “This is a spontaneous production of Miss Stephen, on seeing a picture of the Adirondacks and hearing that you had been there.” LAST LINE: “Only … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Struggles and Triumphs

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Barnum, P.T.; Struggles and Triumphs/ The Life of P.T. Barnum, Written by Himself (1927) ICI Shelf: Trotter FIRST LINE: “I now come to a series of events which, all things considered, constitutes one of the most remarkable experiences of my life” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Laws of Health

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Hutchinson; The Laws of Health ICI Shelf: Hippocrates FIRST LINE: “The bones – The human body is the house in which the soul of the man dwells during life.” LAST LINE: “Vocal Cords – Two elastic bands or ridges situated in the … Continue reading

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