Can someone explain...

Scot Kamins kamins at
Wed May 11 15:52:03 EDT 2005

On May 11, 2005, at 12:43 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:

> I have to admit to a certain fondness for appropriate or just plain 
> 'neat'
> inscriptions by the former owners in my books. and since all my books 
> are
> reading copies, I don't mind them at all. Bookplates are especially 
> nice.

I agree. I love seeing inscriptions using inkwell ink, and some of the 
old bookplates were wonderful works of art.

> I make sure all books given to me have inscriptions and I write the 
> date
> that I find all my ML and my name in them. Heresy?

I think not.  I enjoy seeing the provenance of a book and don't think 
it detracts at all.

Scot Kamins

"We must be the change we want to see in the world."  ~ Gandhi
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