Thursday, October 3, 2013

Please allow me a moment of sentimentality as I share with you the first book I pulled together from beginning to end. This is a hardcover, limited edition of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, which Harper & Brothers first published in 1869. Considered the very first detective novel in the English language, this is a facsimile of the first edition (including all illustrations!) for Bourbon Street Books; a classic through and through.

I knocked a couple of paperbacks off of my shelf to put this beauty on display.

Notes

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    I love this book! This edition is beautiful!
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    OMG I picked this novel up at a book fair a few weeks ago because it was red and old looking and mysterious and I didn’t...