an idea past its prime


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Originally uploaded by jgodsey.

I finally have an opinion on Bookseller tickets.

• Vintage tickets are quaint and charming such as this 1″ x 3/8″ Globe Corner Bookshop. They are pieces of Bookselling history. They are contemporary to the volume – they went on when they were NEW and give you a little history.

• Modern Tickets applied to OLD books is wrong on a visceral level, and make me violently ill.

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Am I the only one seeing the irony, that the FIRST thing I have to do with this copy of Repair of Books by Cockerell is REMOVE THE 2½” x 1½” BOOKSELLER TICKET THAT THE VENDOR APPLIED TO IT?!?

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