Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Blockhead of a bookbinder," book inscriptions yield amusing reading.

I came across a pretty funny inscription in a Pentateuch printed in 1710, written by its owner in 1880. He probably spent some good money to give this holy book a good binding. Evidently his bookbinder messed up.

William G. Barrows (1821-1886) was a Maine State Supreme Court judge.

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