Tuesday, September 08, 2009

What's Inscribed?

For those that enjoy giving books as gifts, you'll love this intriguing website posting inscriptions from a variety of books. Here's one of the inscriptions:

“July 3, 1892

When in my grave I lonely sleep,
And the weeping willows o’er [me] weep,
Tis then dear friend and not before,
That I will think of thee no more.”

An 1879 copy of McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader.

Found at the Georgetown Library Book Sale in Washington, DC. April 2005.

1 comment:

Moe said...

I've always been intrigued by book inscriptions at second hand stores but I could never bring myself to write in a book. It's painful to put a little stamp. Very cool to read though.