Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'd read them again

If I could find a set, I'd gladly reread what I was enjoying for the first time in November 1976: a three-volume set of Lord Hervey 's memories of the reign of King George II. I still remember these physically, the frontispieces, the color and feel of the cover, the impression of the print, and the edges of the paper. But I don't remember whence they were borrowed. Penguin apparently at some time published an abridged version. Maybe I could find that. A lot of the books that the Austin Public Library once carried on its shelves have been deaccessioned. When a search is run, the book information may still be there, but the "holdings" section will be blank. This is always infuriating.


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