Beloved Battered Books

I love this:

“Battered copies were more moving than pristine ones. She was one of those collectors who invest to get close to a time and a period.

A First Edition of Sense and Sensibility


 “It was as if, in her very private life, the writers and personalities of the period became her surrogate friends.”



A First Edition of Sense and Sensibility


I can understand this approach to collecting. I love battered books as well. I love old book stores. I love opening the cover and reading,  “To Helen from Aunt Mary, Christmas 1942…” I imagine Helen. I imagine Aunt Mary. What happened? How did this book end up becoming separated from Helen?   Paula Peyraud loved her books. Imagine – a first edition of Sense and Sensibility…

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