A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? Boswell’s London Journal.
- TITLE: BOSWELL’S LONDON JOURNAL 1762-1763
- AUTHOR: JAMES BOSWELL
- YEAR PUBLISHED: 1950
- MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING/YALE UNIVERSITY
- PREFACE: CHRISTOPHER MORLEY
- “NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT”
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
James Boswell? Check. 18th-century London? Check. Journal? Check. Interesting jacket painting? Check.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.