my personal favorite, this antique book about Paris takes on a modern, almost botanical form
How can you not love a work by a woman named Lady Catherine Hannah Charlotte Elliott Jackson? A reminder of more genteel times.
Letter to the Editor
The tear in this eighteenth-century work reveals it to be one of the most famous "letters to the Editor" every written—a most eloquent rant, really, by Rousseau to the co-editor of the Encyclopédie, d'Alembert.
Beautifully bound books of German poetry, discarded by a professor for reasons unknown
"Reliure" is the French word for a book binding. In my opinion, "reliure" is the most difficult word for an American mouth to pronounce. Try it. Or use the less Sadistic alternate title: 26.
Deliciously textural view of Rousseau's Lettre à d'Alembert. Pairs well with "Letter to the Editor".