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Sarah Werner on what old physical books still have to offer. Hint: it’s not the smell. Another hint: it’s the marginalia.

Seriously, if you are thinking, yawn a post about old books, please: just click that link and scroll halfway down the page and stare at those images for a second. Those layers of handwriting peeking up out of history. I don’t know about you, but it gives me the creeps, in a good way.

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So true. Reminds me of the absolute thrill I got out of seeing this manuscript on display at the Huntington Gallery a few years ago. It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to drop everything and get a Ph.D. in history just to earn the right to root around in these archives.

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