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A Listmania! list by Stephen J. Chow (Boston, MA)
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The list author says: "I discovered each of these books by thoroughly scanning bookshelves at Brandeis University and Boston College libraries."
The Practical Cogitator (The Thinker's Anthology)- A new edition, much enlarged, adding new insights to old wisdom
1.  The Practical Cogitator (The Thinker's Anthology)- A new edition, much enlarged, adding new insights to old wisdom by Charles P. Curtis Jr.
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  "An astonishingly brilliant anthology that is as well-designed and beautiful as it is a pleasure to read and ponder over."
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring Selections, Gathered During a Lifetime of Discriminating Reading for His Own Use
2.  Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring Selections, Gathered During a Lifetime of Discriminating Reading for His Own Use by Elbert Hubbard
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The MacMillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases (Formerly Entitled the Home Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Familiar Phrases)
3.  The MacMillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases (Formerly Entitled the Home Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Familiar Phrases) by Burton Stevenson
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The Pleasures of Life
4.  The Pleasures of Life by John Lubbock
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The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
5.  The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World by Guillaume de Laubier
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  "Browse libraries as if they are bookstores, and acquire elsewhere anything that you want to own and cherish. Browse thoroughly and in unexpected places."
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Mira calligraphiae monumenta: A Sixteenth-century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel
6.  Mira calligraphiae monumenta: A Sixteenth-century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel by Lee Hendrix
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  "Beautiful inspiration for typography, calligraphy, manuscript illumination and painting."
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Clocks & Watches: 600 Years of the World's Most Beautiful Timepieces
7.  Clocks & Watches: 600 Years of the World's Most Beautiful Timepieces by Johann Willsberger
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  "High-quality photographs allow for close examination of these time-pieces."
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True to the Letter: 800 Years of Remarkable Correspondence, Documents, and Autographs
8.  True to the Letter: 800 Years of Remarkable Correspondence, Documents, and Autographs by Pedro Corrêa do Lago
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How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization
9.  How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization by Mortimer Jerome Adler
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A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing
10.  A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing by H. L. Mencken
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The Limits of Art: A Critic's Anthology of Western Literature (the Best that Has Been Written and Said)
11.  The Limits of Art: A Critic's Anthology of Western Literature (the Best that Has Been Written and Said) by Huntington Cairns
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  "As recommended highly in Clifton Fadiman's The Lifetime Reading Plan."
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That Eager Zest: First Discoveries in the Magic World of Books: an Anthology
12.  That Eager Zest: First Discoveries in the Magic World of Books: an Anthology by Frances, Ed Walsh
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  "Honest, delightful, gleeful stories and poems concerning the childhood prospect of reading, constructed and designed with the utmost care."
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The Wonderful World of Books
13.  The Wonderful World of Books by Alfred Stefferud
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