I'm called 1962, was born in the year Trevor and have a talent for up things mixing and inspired spilling mysteaks. Some of my interests are ever so slightly unusual, whereas others are far more obscure than that. I've got a particular passion about Mesozoic mammals and their nearest relatives, and actually read papers written in the language of Anatomese for fun. I became infected by reading about an Upper Jurassic docodont mammal from Portugal, and haven't relapsed since. The consequences of the illness are openly accessible. Mesozoic eucynodonts, an internet directory http://home.arcor.de/ktdykes/meseucaz.htm Loads of stuff you never knew you would ever want to know about, including what the hell a eucynodont is. For example, you are.
I happen to be an English bookdealer based in Germany, but I find I don't know an English term (either a book trade term or something that people would understand).
I've got here a thing called ein Faltbuch or Leporello in German. It's a chain of 20 old postcards showing the delights of Karlsbad (now in the Czech Republic), and they're bound up as a linen hardcover. It's the sort of thing that, a hundred years ago, visitors to Karlsbad -a health spa- may well have bought as a souvenir. Someone must've bought this one in 1893.
Souvenir books like this were fairly common in some European countries, and there ought to be a word for them in English. Does anybody happen to know one?1 AnswerWords & Wordplay8 years ago