Monday, December 05, 2011

Sorted several boxes, shelved a stack of WW2 Military books.
Joan Didion was born on this day in 1934.
Book of the day:

"Every Man His Own Mechanic : A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to every description of Constructive and Decorative Work that may be done by The Amateur Artisan, at Home and in the Colonies : In Three Parts" - B0019T018C Good-. "Ward, Lock, and Co. Warwick House" London 1882 Hardcover "fountain pen inscription on 1/2 tp San Bernardino California June 3/82 - and it's certainly not referencing 1982, this edition therefore must have been published no later than 1882 - rather old for California. shaken - a few of the sig's at the rear are pulled, but not badly, hinges broken - but not detached, front joint has a 2.5'' split in the bottom 1/3. a bit frayed at the spine ends, rubbing corners. In all still firm and usable." Construction

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