Last night I got to see some rare first editions in a private library, including a copy of Samuel Johnson’s first 1755 dictionary. I held it in my two hands and flipped through the pages. Very exciting! We also saw a copy of the wire service roll recording the teletypes sent out on the day Kennedy was assassinated, a copy of the Beatles biography signed by all four men, an original Monty Python movie script with handwritten annotations, and I don’t know what all. Brilliant.
Posted June 9, 2009