Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sweetness and Light Part II

"For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labour and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is, that, instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to till our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light."

                     Jonathan Swift, An Account of a Battel Between the Antient and Modern Books in St. James's Library (London: John Nutt, 1704).

London: Charles Bathurst, 1751

In part I a couple of "dirt and poison" books from Harlequin were shown. Here are two from Export Publishing Enterprises Ltd's News Stand Library imprint.

News Stand Library 102 - April 1950

News Stand Library 102 back

News Stand Library 139 September 1950

News Stand Library 139 back

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