Yet More Things Found in Books

3-d of SusianaAlas, I’ve just removed four pieces of green blotting paper from the original copy of King and Hall’s History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, In the Light of Recent Discovery, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by the Grolier Society in 1906.

The (reused) pieces of blotting paper

The (reused) pieces of blotting paper

Alas, because the fragments were clearly being used to blot the Cambridge University Library’s red identifying stamp on all the plate pages in the book. The fact that they are still there may suggest that nobody has actually looked at the book since it was bequeathed to the library in 1924: not a brilliant omen for our forthcoming reissue!

Caroline

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