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Author Abramsky, Sasha.

Title The house of twenty thousand books / Sasha Abramsky.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    381.45 ABR    Available
Description 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary "The House of Twenty Thousand Books is journalist Sasha Abramsky's elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents, Chimen and Miriam, and their vast library of socialist literature and Jewish history. A rare book dealer and self-educated polymath who would go on to teach at Oxford and consult for Sotheby's, Chimen Abramsky drew great writers and thinkers like Isaiah Berlin and Eric Hobsbawm to his north London home; his library grew from his abiding passion for books and his search for an enduring ideology. The books, documents, and manuscripts that covered every shelf at 5 Hillway were testaments to Chimen's quest -- from the Jewish orthodoxy of his boyhood, to the Communism of his youth, to the liberalism of his mature years. The House of Twenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century. The House of Twenty Thousand Books includes 43 photos. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Abramsky, Chimen, 1916-2010.
Abramsky, Miriam.
Abramsky, Chimen, 1916-2010 -- Library.
Booksellers and bookselling -- England -- London -- Biography.
Antiquarian booksellers -- England -- London -- Biography.
Book collectors -- England -- London -- Biography.
Jewish historians -- England -- London -- Biography.
London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Added Title House of 20,000 books
Other Form: Online version: Abramsky, Sasha. House of twenty thousand books New York : New York Review Books, 2015 9781590178898 (DLC) 2015020064
ISBN 9781590178881 (hardback)
1590178882 (hardback)
9781590178898 (electronic)

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