Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Used book dedication for the day

At Eisenbrauns, we buy used books. Not infrequently, they contain notes from the previous owner; some are interesting, most aren't. Some contain dedications from the author, usually pretty generic, but once in a while quite interesting. Today I received a volume of Late Old Babylonian Documents and Letters by J. Finkelstein. The dedication was priceless:

To ....,
I trust this will bring you many hours of pain and I hope also some precious moments of enlightenment
J. J. Finkelstein

<idle musing>
Priceless! And accurate, too...
</idle musing>

1 comment:

J. L. Watts said...

ha! I do love those old books tho - I have found old bibles with roses and the such. And old books, such as one from the Library of Dr. James Hastings