Sunday, February 06, 2005

Rare Antiquarian Books

This 19thC bookplate shows just how books were valued by their previous owners, it reads;

"If thou art borrow'd by a friend,
Right welcome shall he be,
To read, to study, not
to lend,
But to return to me.

Not that imparted know
ledge doth,
Diminish learning store,
But books I find when o
ften lent,
Return to me no more".

Read slowly; pause frequently; think seriously;

with the corners of the leaves not turned down.

Just about sums it up for me that does!