I was downstairs, rummaging about the library for an assignment, when I found this. We didn’t know we owned it because we acquired it when we bought our house and it seems to not have moved for years. It’s a copy of Shakespeare’s works, titled Shakspere: Tragedies, and it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Somebody has used ferns as bookmarks all throughout. You can still see the indents from the outdated printing style. A mark from the dealer on the cover page says c. 1850 — one hundred and sixty-one years old.
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