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NEWS
Posted 3rd November 2016

Found on the Shelves: Part Two!

Remember the wonderfully quirky Found on the Shelves series, celebrating 175 years of The London Library? The second set of six titles is now out; giving a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing the shelves of The London Library. From essays on sherry and claret to a passionate defence of early air travel, to advice on…
NEWS
Posted 3rd May 2016

A Sneak Peek: Found on the Shelves

Our Found on the Shelves series celebrating The London Library's 175th anniversary publishes this week. We're very excited about these beautiful, pocket-sized books, discovered on the shelves of the library itself, and think you will be too. Assistant Editor Julia Nicholson tells us why these little treasures are so special: When I started reading these short pamphlets and essays, I was…
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Posted 26th April 2016

Cover Story: Found on the Shelves

'For once I'm letting the image take the lead' - David Pearson Our Found on the Shelves series (celebrating the London Library's 175th anniversary) is now in all good bookshops and we couldn't be more excited to share these wonderfully quirky titles with you. Each has been hand-picked from the archives of the London Library and span a wealth of…

Life in a Bustle

Various Authors | £4.99 "Every age has its own special difficulties and dangers. The disease which specially threatens this generation is restlessness, distraction, dissipation of intellectual and moral power. Its consequence is exhaustion and nervous collapse. And its symptom is Hurry"Life in a Bustle: Advice to Youth is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series…

The Lure of the North

Various Authors | £4.99 "If you give anything to a Norwegian (old meat tins are always thankfully received), he will give your hand a silent grip more expressive than many words"The Lure of the North is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that…

On Corpulence

Various Authors | £4.99 "Oh! that the faculty would look deeper into and make themselves better acquainted with the crying evil of obesity - that dreadful tormenting parasite on health and comfort"On Corpulence: Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating…

Cycling

Various Authors | £4.99 "Directly you are in motion you will feel quite helpless, and experience a sensation of being run away with, and it will seem as if the machine were trying to throw you off"Cycling: The Craze of the Hour is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give…

The Gentlewoman’s Book of Sports

Various Authors | £4.99 "One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day"The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a…