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  • noun Plural form of bookman.


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  • But this familiar impulse to abstraction went hand-in-hand in the early decades of the nineteenth century with a sharpened interest in books as printed objects and in the physical relationship to them on the part of what were known as "bookmen": readers, collectors, authors.

    Bibliographic Romance: Bibliophilia and the Book Object

  • a writing typically dismissed in the periodical press as the product of foolish "bookmen" absorbed by the mere "outside" of books.


  • "bookmen," and when one is a bookman one is a bookman during about twenty-three and three-quarter hours in every day.

    Mental Efficiency And Other Hints to Men and Women

  • I sold my hard-bought school books for ridiculous sums to second-hand bookmen.


  • Perhaps it was a recoil from his environment and training, or from the tempered seed of his ancestors, who had been bookmen generation preceding generation; but at any rate, he found enjoyment in being down in the working-class world.


  • How he built both is a captivating story populated by legendary bookmen, enterprising scouts and endearing eccentrics.

    Extreme Book-Collecting

  • I sold my hard-bought school books for ridiculous sums to second-hand bookmen.

    Chapter 23

  • Its members represented outstanding scholars and bookmen in the great tradition of bibliographers.

    Librarians in the United States.

  • Jacob Christoph (or James Christopher, or Jakob Christoffel) Le Blon was born in 1667 into a family of artists, printers, and bookmen.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • We all have our favourite bookstores and bookmen and I am fortunate to not only love The Strand bookstore in Manhattan but have Fred Bass its owner as a family friend.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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