Tuesday, February 19, 2008


BARZUN, Jacques
Race: A study in Superstition

Octavo, 263pp. Later printing of the revised edition. Fine, in fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Barzun to Cleve Gray on the front free endpaper: “Cleve, This is a terribly dull book, but the new preface may redeem it enough to have it fit to send you + Francine, with our warmest good wishes. Jacques. Christmas 1964.” New York: Harper and Row, 1965

* USD 350.00
* bookseller: Lame Duck Books (USA)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rooney Redux

Jacques Barzun and Henry Graff wrote one called The Modern Researcher and that’s a good reference book. Jacques Barzun may have written more books than I’ve read and he may be the smartest person who ever lived - certainly the smartest person I’ve ever known personally. Jacques just had his 100th birthday.

— Andy Rooney, For the love of our English language