Thursday, May 12, 2011

Why a book? (5)

As fragile as the breath
in which it’s given,
before it becomes a symbol.

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TonyK said...

Ah, my youthfu' friend, lovely. I have a very nice 550pp complete works published just after her death, 1862-ish, which curiously misspells her name - Barratt - on, and only on, the title page. I was told by Sothebys that - unlike, say, a postage stamp misprint - that doesn't add to its value (not of course that that was of the slightest interest to me).

William Michaelian said...

Ah, what does Sothebys know of value.... The facts, meanwhile on this volume: The Laurel Wreath Series. Illustrated by C.E. Brock and Jessie Bayes. London: Ernest Nister. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. EN. No. 1891 (which I presume is the year). Printed in Bavaria.