buying a second hand book & being able to see underlined quotes from the previous owner is so cool. you found that line life changing? moving? earth shattering? … being able to see what has caught someone else’s eye when you may not even have noticed it is truly something
If you like stuff like this, I am hype to tell you about your local ✨Rare Book Library!✨ You might find:
Birds in kilts!
People arguing with each other in Latin over the content of the text!
Frightfully good doodles of a bored arithmetic student!
Images 1, 2, and 4 of come from @smithsonianlibraries and image 3 is from the Library of Congress. They are, in order:
- Manuscript of Averroes Physica Arystoteles (MSS288B)
- 1491 copy of Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia
- Rosenwald MS 2
- 1750 manuscript treatise of arithmetic (MSS1299B)