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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 8, February 24, 2008, Article 8

NEW BOOK: THE MAGNUM OPUS OF JOSEPH FLORIMOND LOUBAT ... A LEAF BOOK

George Kolbe writes: "The Amos 'n Andy 'nickelectomy' mentioned
in last week's E-Sylum brings to mind what I consider a very
funny line in a new book printed by Henry Morris/Bird & Bull
Press entitled 'The Magnum Opus of Joseph Florimond Loubat ...
A Leaf Book.' It reproduces articles originally appearing in
The Asylum and, yes, I am currently offering copies for sale
(they can also be ordered directly from the printer/publisher).

"Two original leaves of illustrations taken from an original
1878 edition of Loubat are included in the book, for which
Morris offers a 'mea culpa' to librarians and curators who
generally decry the practice. Although he makes a spirited
defense, Morris observes: 'This I know will be regarded by
some as bibliophilic sacrilege, and for what it's worth I did
feel I was committing a barbaric act.*'

The footnote reads: "*In bibliophilic language, this would
be called a Loubatomy."

[The new book is priced at $200.  George will distribute a
photocopy of the flyer with his March 20 numismatic literature
sale catalogue. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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