Spotting old books and magazines and dummy newspapers in TV and movies

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Here's a Macmillan reprint of Hardy's Jude the Obscure (New Wessex Edition, 1975 it seems). See next posting.
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This is a scene from an early Morse, perhaps “Last Seen Wearing.”
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Ok, spotting goggles on, boys and girls. Ozark, season 2 episode 8 watched last night. A scene in an antiquarian bookstore. The scene revolved around the characters spotting a first edition of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel:

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But what else can we spot?

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In the initial set of four photos, in the third photo, the book at the top right is Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (Scribner 1916):

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In the most recent picture, top shelf, one can see The Man in Me: Versions of the Male Experience edited by Firestone (1992):

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First picture, far left on shelf - is that Almost an Englishman by Scudder Jr?

And I think I've found the large tan book on the top shelf of the second picture:

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Jacob's Room, by Virginia Woolf. Hard to believe a genuine first edition of this would be in the little store. It's "worth" tens of thousands... see here.
The film prop is probably a mock up of a first edition, I suppose. It's interesting to see the detail that went into staging the shop - or maybe its a real shop, who knows.
 

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I've been figuring this is a real book store somewhere, but some of the books could well be props.

Joseph Epstein has written enjoyable essays. I suppose his "Why Madame Bovary Couldn't Make Love ithe Concrete" is one of his better known ones (in Plausible Prejudices?). I have all of the issues of The American Scholar that he edited -- about 25 years' worth.

One of my profs in Ashland, Oregon, was, as I recall, a collector of books by the Bloomsbury group. I wasn't then and am not now interested in them (though I did read a couple of Woolf's novels), but I think he may have had his Hogarth Press (?) books on shelves in his office.
 

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I've been figuring this is a real book store somewhere, but some of the books could well be props.
Yes, this makes sense.

One of my profs in Ashland, Oregon, was, as I recall, a collector of books by the Bloomsbury group. I wasn't then and am not now interested in them
Me neither. In fact, I loathe Woolf. Load of old rubbish! :sick:
 

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Yes, this makes sense.


Me neither. In fact, I loathe Woolf. Load of old rubbish! :sick:
In the used bookstores which I frequent, the valuable first editions are placed so as to avoid casual fondling. These must be props. Impressive, nerdy detail.
 

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