Treasure in a Binding

Today I held treasure. Treasure in the form of a first edition copy of Sense and Sensibility and then in the form of a copy of the Vulgate printed in 1554. I wish you could have seen the detail in the Vulgate–the illuminated initial caps and the delicate script. It was absolutely wondrous. And then I got to peer at a 15th century manuscript of the Latin Psalter which had some incredibly intricate designs. I love books, and I’ve got to tell you, they just don’t make them like they used to.

And I’ve also got to tell you I’m incredibly excited about this movie. Four days!

EDIT: And if anyone wants to get me a Christmas present (and I know you all do), I really really really want this book. I’m such a nerd. Isn’t it great?

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