Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘palindromes’

The Napoleon death mask in the North Carolina Collection Gallery, described by Nicholas Graham as “what must be the Gallery’s most unexpected holding,” is rare indeed but not unique. In fact, the recent sale of a similar mask and its proposed export from England are causing a minor international incident. Interviewed in June by the […]

Read Full Post »

“…The luminaries of phone-book collecting [include] Gwillim Law, a computational linguist in [Chapel Hill,] North Carolina, who at one point possessed more than 3,500 outdated volumes. (He has since started selling them off.) “Law was inspired to begin his collection by an interest in cover art…. He continued collecting because ‘I just enjoyed the possibilities […]

Read Full Post »