Scholars have examined Jonson's debt to the literary models of antiquity more generally, and his use of ancient political theory and history writing in Sejanus particularly, but, as James Loxley has pointed out, they have traditionally construed this classical orientation as bibliophilic
and opposed to the medium of performance.
Yet his observations of such curious specimens as the 'Behatted Bibliophilic
Female' are interrupted when a mysterious fog rolls in to cover the island.
They stimulated his discovery of his bibliophilic
instincts, of his own "life-long interest in the early original prints of music, editions issued in past centuries, at the time of the composer, by the composer himself or in his behalf." (9) He had little money, but he could not have been in a happier setting than London just after the war, where the supply far exceeded the demand.
From discount paperbacks in the front to rare books worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, his store is the stuff of bibliophilic
The disparate nature of the material is mitigated by the romantic fiction that readers are sitting in Gosse's private library, and his enthusiastic chat emanates from his bibliophilic
adventures, what Gosse calls his "sheer collectaneomania" (96).
There is no suggestion that he retained anything like the bibliophilic
equivalent of Gawain's green girdle; rather, he continued to add to the Auckland collection after his final departure in 1894.
This class included magazines featuring a mix of fiction, poetry, and critical essays and commentary, as well as ones of a more specialist nature, such as those focusing on the graphic arts or bibliophilic
and book collecting interests.
As far as bibliophilic
treasure hunts go, this one is literary gold.
There is a piece promoting the Broadway production of Congai; a bibliography of Hervey's works; a brief biography focusing on Hervey's fascination with the Far East and the writing of Congai; a scholarly article on the figure of the congai; and three semi-academic bibliophilic
articles by the editor Kent Davis.
We would expect the bibliophilic
Eugene Gant to make much of the library, and he does.
But unlike many of his bibliophilic
peers, Goble is a former U.S.