few words about my collection ...
literary tastes matured and the number of books which I owned
continued to grow, my enjoyment of books and reading evolved into the hobby
of book collecting. I continue to supplement my collection with first
editions of the types of
|| books which I enjoy reading,
along the way with nice copies of books which I have read in my youth,
including examples of popular old-time series such as 'Tom
Boys' and 'Tom
Corbett', just for fun.
My collection is primarily
growing number of Historic Mystery works interspersed
with a few 'time-slip' novels. You will also find various Biographies and
Histories as well as a nice set of Historical
Atlases pertinent to the many different time periods in which these fictional
pieces take place.
found that broadening my understanding of
history has yielded a deeper appreciation of the craft of the good historic
fiction author. All of the better authors do exhaustive research into all
aspects of life at the times in which they place their novels.
featured in my collection:
But its not all history!
If you are a fan of
King Arthur, you will find a number of works about the Arthurian legends, told
from different characters' perspectives by various authors, including Mary
Cornwell, Jack Whyte, and
readers will appreciate the serial works by Guy Gavriel Kay (The Fionavar
Tapestry Trilogy, and the Sarantine Mosaic novels) Robert Jordan (The Wheel
of Time), and George R.R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice).
Rice has a definite presence in this collection. For those not acquainted
with her novel 'Cry to Heaven' about the castrati opera singers, I would
recommend it as a departure from her well-known vampire genre
fiction. The copy of 'Interview with the
Vampire' is a true first
edition, which I purchased in 1976 as a college student just looking
for an interesting read. Great investment!
are some Adventure titles, too!
those who like action and adventure, check out the Clive Cussler novels, or the
brilliant 'Bourne Trilogy' by Robert
Ludlum. If you like spy novels you are familiar with Len Deighton's 'Game,
are also some nice illustrated classics, published by Scribner's, David McKay,
and Rand McNally,
featuring artwork by Frank Godwin, Milo Winter, and N.C. Wyeth.
of course, I have all of the Harry
browsing. Perhaps you will see a title that you will want to pick up and
Please bear in mind that all of this takes time, especially the
scanned photos, so if you don't see a hypertext-linked title, the book hasn't
been scanned yet. This is a work in progress and will ultimately include
book collecting information, and links to authors' home pages, publishers'
pages, and booksellers worldwide.