Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Book Collecting

"The happiness of the book lover, as we know him when in the plenitude of his glory, consists by no means in reading, but in the contemplation of his possessions from afar; an inane treatise on theology becomes the object of his daily prayers when bound in morocco and stamped with the Golden Fleece of Longepierre"

- J. H. Slater in Book Collecting. A Guide of Amateurs. (Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London, 1892)

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