Self has been enjoying Francis Parkman’s Montcalm and Wolfe so much that she decided to look up his other books. She ordered one through Amazon UK, and it arrived just today.
Hardbound, but doesn’t look quite like the kind of book you’d pick up from, say, a bookstore.
She opens the inside page:
This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
The book is a scan. And it’s probably the first time anyone’s ordered it in — a century.
She starts to read, and it’s surprisingly — pedestrian. Like reading someone’s PhD dissertation. But, anyhoo, it is here. In Annaghmakerrig. And so is self. Those are two very good things.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.