Bauman Rare Books
Las Vegas, NV
Calling all extreme book lovers! You will certainly appreciate this. Okay, regular book lovers will probably appreciate it too. Are you ready? I touched the pages of a 1675 edition of Cervantes' Don Quixote!!! That's right. The skin on my fingertips came in contact with actual paper from this classic book printed over 300 years ago, a scarce third edition of Thomas Shelton's translation of the famous work. Wow! To say that it was a thrill would be like saying Hemingway, Dickens, and Twain dabbled in writing. How did I come to enjoy such an auspicious tactile experience, you may be wondering. Well, you see it's like this . . .