The image below was purchased at the Santa Monica Book Fair from an ephemera dealer. It’s a blank page from a book, and on it is drawn a token of remembrance from one friend to another (circa 1875). I know it’s not a book, but I couldn’t resist the graceful bird and the beautiful handwriting. I’m sorry that the ink doesn’t scan quite well enough to do it justice.
I’m just going to sit here and enjoy it for a while.
See you in the stacks!