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Ben Jones, 1984 (winning entry for the 50 Watts' Polish Book Cover Contest) by 50 Watts, via Flickr

Henry David Thoreau. "Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."

Farenheit 451. This book made a big impression on me in high school. I would like to actually own my own copy.

Perhaps the first autobiography ever written in English, this book contains the life story of the female mystic, Margery Kempe, who lived from c. 1373 to c. 1440. It survives in only one known manuscript, written at about the time of her death, owned by the Butler Bowden family. When Colonel W. Butler Bowden was looking for a bat in a cupboard he came across a pile of old books, and threatened to put the whole lot on the bonfire. A friend advised him to have them checked by an expert and Hope Emily Allen identified one as the ‘Book of Margery Kempe’, previously known only from excerpts printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1501, and by Henry Pepwell in 1521 (where the author is described as ‘a devoute ancres’). A true miracle!

Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll (this is the Alice Lewis Carroll based his 'alice in wonderland' books on)

Student of Books vs. Student of Life.

The best argument for reading books…

≈ Beautiful Antique Books ≈ jThe Poetical Works of John Keats / John W. Lovell Company, New York