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J. Delvinlaan 113/115, 9000 Gent. At the first floor, number 114, the crox-residence.

At the mantlepieces, in the crox-residence, two mantlepieces,
black marble, one in the front, one in the back, in the front with a view on the unique freshwater ecosystem and on the window sill a potted plant which has known better times, are a total of 51 books. At first there were 50. Expanded to 51 now. Mottel and Shea having thoroughly destroyed the sunshades in the front and Julie left a book bahind after staying in the residence, she said it was a present. History. And so it begins. (...)

De hoop van Pandora, Stefaan Van Ryssen.
Choices,
Welfare and Measurement by Nobel Prize Economy Amartya SEN. An astonishing book for two reasons: terribly interesting and at the same time practically unreadable. 
The Green Imperative, Victor Papanek.
Gods in the Bazaar, Kajri Jain. With images of Indian Gods and Godesses in popular print.
100 Siuolaskiniu Lietuvos, an edition by Dailinnku. 100 Lithuanian artists, that's what it says.
Thud! by Terry Pratchett.
De sfinks op de belt byWilly Spillebeen.
By Mario Livio, who also wrote Is God a Mathematician and The Golden
Ratio, as I can find through Google, we have The Equation That Couldn't Be
Solved. Things I imagine are as exciting for Van Ryssen as a detective story by Raymond Chandler.
Kotler's Marketing for nonprofit organizations, 2nd edition.
Bicycling Science by a certain Wilson, 3rd edition.
Designing Sociable Robots by Breazeal.
De divan, a play by Manuel Van Loggem.
Geen seizoenen als vroeger. At first sight no other information on the back.
De
labiele stilte, by Daniël Robberechts. That makes me think and ponder for a while. Once, I gather in 1991 or early 1992, we contacted Robberechts. We asked ourselves if he would be interested to write about croxhapox. You can't know beforhand, such things. 
Xantippe by Paul Lebeau. I question Google: intensive problem novel, it says. 
Langzaam naar het zand by Walter Haesaert.
Two parts of Jongens en Wetenschap, 5 and 12, with a cover triumphantly glossy. 
Honorens Honoré. Next to it, Ballenjongen by Filip Joos.
By Karel Jonckheere Met Elizabeth naar. A sticker covers the second part of the title.(1) I open the book. It is a collection of three novels. It says: Met Elizabeth naar de golf. On the front cover is an image of the mermaid in Copenhagen. 
BANCO by Henri Charrière, who is, if that is what the word between brackets means, also the author of Papillon.
The
Atlas of Climate Change by Kirsten Dow & Thomas E. Downing, and next Diversity and the rain forest by Terborgh. Ther is another one about the rainforest in a little while. 
Karen Armstrong and A History of Jeruzalem.
The Collins Compact. Reduced edition of the Collins Cobuild dictionary.
Guide du fromage.
Parties,
a guide to succesful party giving, edited by Maggie Black, and Van wei
tot wijk. This is what sits on the mantlepiece in the front. 
At the back we start with the book Julie August left behind in the crox-residence:
Das Gleichgewicht der Haie, by S. Fischer.(2) Below, the Fischer book lies on top of a horizontally ordered stack, Mining The
Web, Cinema E Video, MUSIC, an edition of Hamlyn and The Roman Empire.
The Unbound Prometheus, Technological change, 1750 to the present.
Riding
the Waves by Leo Beranek. Google adds: Leo Leroy Beranek (born
September 15, 1914) is an American acoustics expert, former MIT
professor and a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and...
Next to Beranek something by someone whose name is Adams: Winter Music.
Applied General Systems Theory, by Van Giggch. Jesusmaryjoseph, where did he get that name: Giggch.
Le Château des Belges, something by Renée C. Fox.
Der Prix Ars Electronica 93 and, to the right, I started at the left, going rightwards, Esthétique marxiste et actualité.
Vulture Biology and Management in Art, V2_NAI Publications and Javascript Essentials.
By Marshall G. S. Hamilton The Venture of Islam 1: The Classical Age of Islam.
Experimenal Cinema, David Curtis.
Something by Simone de Beauvoir: De tweede sexe, part 1.
Night
Frost by R. D. Wingfield and, again to the right of previous, Ilium, by Dan
Simmons: Sets the standard for SF in the New Century. Maybe I am confounding some of the title, from my hastily jotted down notes Night Frost could as well have been by Dan Simmons and next to Ilium Peter F.
Hamilton is also mentioned.
By Havelock Ellis: Psychologie van de sexen.
The series ends with Global Marketing, by Douglas Lamont. And the question remains: who, of the many residents, has ever really touched one of those books, has opened Night Frost and read half a page, or chose to lie down, sighing in triumphant gutteredness.

(1) The sticker is, according to Van Ryssen, at the back of the book.
(2) Fischer is not the author but the publisher of the book. 

[Note by the translator: This jumble of titles and authors, misquotes and misattributions shows the general ignorance of the author of the original entry. We have, however, chosen not to make any corrections. Anyone who can't appreciate the importance of a thoroughly researched book about the biology and management of vultures isn't worth browsing my library.]