Friday, May 27, 2011
Where are we here? In the bedroom. Who needs a nightstand for books, when you can sneak in a whole shelf?
We got this particular collection at auction, after fighting a fairly heated bidding war with a fairly hard-bitten antiques dealer. I knew she wouldn't treasure them like I would (and likely only saw them in terms of their resale value), so I kept at it. From my seat, I saw the Zola, the Dostoevsky, the Pepys and Harte.
After a quick volley of bids, she finally conceded, and I carried the many boxes home.
This is just one collection. There are a few others in the living room--one is a fantastic little collection of blue-bound Harvard Classics--but I'll provide a glimpse of them another day.......