A small oddity
cottonwoodbooks at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 18:02:15 EDT 2005
I recently found a #2 binding Diary of Pepys in great shape (no dj of course) at a local thrift. I paid my $1 and went home to discover that a previous owner had glued in little newsprint poems and pictures relating to Pepys, reviews etc. Then I saw qa clipping that was on light blue paper with dark blue ink and it reads
"Mr. Pepys comes naturally to a place inthe Modern Library because his whole spirit breathes modernity; he was an unconscious pragmatist in an age which was still half-mediaeval. Setting down naively and wisely the scandals, amusements, bereavements and what-not of the times of Charles II. Mr. Pepys innocently succeeded in revealing frankly an age and a human being-- Mr. Pepys. The man's vanity tickles us; his shrewdness interests us, and the odds and evens of human nature show up altogether entertainingly in this celebrated log-book, to which Mr. Le Gallienne has contributed one of the most notable introuctions in the Modern Library."
I don't have the ability to post a picture of it as yet. The glue has come undone along the lower portion so I can see it is only printed on one side. From other newspaper articles in the book, it looks like it is from 1925, which fits a #2 binding and Brodsky papers. What would it have been from?
benjamin l clark
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