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The Resource The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky

The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky

Label
The house of twenty thousand books
Title
The house of twenty thousand books
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Abramsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Sasha Abramsky's grandparents, Chimen and Miriam Abramsky, and of their unique home at 5 Hillway, around the corner from Hampstead Heath. In their semi-detached house, so deceptively ordinary from the outside, the Abramskys created a remarkable House of Books. It became the repository for Chimen's collection of thousands upon thousands of books, manuscripts and other printed, handwritten and painted documents, representing his journey through the great political, philosophical, religious and ethical debates that have shaped the western world
Summary
Presents the lives of a Jewish scholarly couple in London who became famous rare-book dealers, amassing a vast library specializing in socialism and Jewish history and befriending the well-known writers and intellectuals of their day
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442586
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
  • 381.450020922421
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abramsky, Chimen
  • Abramsky, Miriam
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Jewish businesspeople
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000053145640
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781905559640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000053145640
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781905559640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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