Author Archives: Jim Hinck

May we please have our description back?

Plagiarism has been in the air lately.  Its latest draft blows our way from a recent report in the Guardian about an award-winning poet whose award-winning poem (with many others) turns out to have been written by someone else.  And he wasn’t even the first prize-winning … Continue reading

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Hinck & Wall Recent Arrivals just posted

I have been neglectful of my blogging recently.  Among my excuses is our latest list of “Recent Arrivals,”  which is now available for browsing on our ancient Hinck & Wall bookselling site. www.gardenhistory.com/recent.php It is mostly books on Architecture, Design and … Continue reading

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viaLibri User Guide: Translation

Yesterday, as I was ruminating over suitable subjects for my next blog post, I received, out of the blue, two email inquiries that related to different aspects of the same larger issue: how to deal with the unavoidably multi-lingual nature … Continue reading

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Two hundred years and still searching.

I received an email the other day from one of my favorite librarians at one of my favorite libraries.  The original cause for writing is unimportant, but on a cold gray day I got a big boost out of something that was mentioned … Continue reading

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Let the wild blogging begin….

Welcome to my blog. It is newly launched, and I am happy that you have found it. I will do my best to reward your attention, but a word of warning may first be in order:  this will not be your customary bibliocentric blog.  Entertaining literary anecdotes and photos … Continue reading

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