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One of the library staff found this book in the stacks and brought it to me to see if we should maybe put it somewhere safer (like Special Collections). It was published in 1798, and I’m pretty sure that’s the original binding, based on the paste-paper cover and hand-written spine label. The paper is absolutely wonderful, since it’s laid rag paper, and will probably outlast me and the two generations after me.