Monday, February 3, 2014

'Miss Harriet and Miss Elizabeth Binney' by John Smart (1806)

This is on the cover of the Signet Classic paperback I have, which I bought SOLELY for the Margaret Drabble introduction. The intro is dated 1989, but my paperback is from 1997 (and cost $4.95 back then — I think I got it used for about $2). It’s “clean and tight” as the booksellers say (that’s what she said) but the covers are spotted brown on the inside and I checked the back matter and the pages started to peel apart at the end. Yikes. I’ll have to be a little careful with it.