My late husband was a book collector, and in my
delving into his hoard of boxes, I've uncovered
countless treasures. This is one of my current
The spine is elegant --
-- as are the endpapers:
A delight of surprises awaited me inside -- scraps
from a life long expired:
There is a name signed in longhand in the front --
Burton_____, too faded to make out.
Some of the chapter titles:
-On the Mind and Its Faculties (including Ghosts and Passions)
-Poisons -- Suspended Animation (with a subheading To Excite Perspiration)
-Comforts for the Sick (to include Toast Water)
-Eminent Mechanics and Their Inventions
-Arts of Locomotion, of Heating, Ventilation &c.
And a bit of it's own poetry, in advice on how to
rid ones home of red or black ants:
Scald their haunts, and put Scotch snuff where they go
to procure their food.
Go here to stock up on Scotch snuff.
Scald haunts with caution.