I held Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary in my hands

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

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