Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was in Philly the weekend before last and I checked out the Rosenbach library, housed in the former home of a prominent Philly book collector. I was looking through his Americana collection and I came across Herman Melville's copy of a popular 1828 book about the whaleship Essex. That's a rocking item to have in your collection, because it's what inspired "Moby Dick".
Posted by Charles P. Everitt at 2:16 PM