Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Former Owner's Review of the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning

What makes us buy certain books?

Usually, it's because we want to read it, and want a copy of it in our library.

In a local thrift store, for fifty cents, I bought the book displayed below, solely because of the review written on the ffep by a former owner, possibly, Osborne Griggs, Beta House, Beloit College, Wisconsin. Mr. Griggs was on the college's football team and graduated in 1936.

The book itself is in sad shape. The cloth on the spine is gone, and I want to wash my hands every time I touch what  is left of the book.

But I just had to have this book because of the former owner's review: