Came home. A box on my desk. Postmarked Los Angeles. AT TERROR STREET AND AGONY WAY. Smoking a big cigar now. Contemplating the box. Wondering about the contents. The anticipation.
I read with Jack Grapes a few times in L.A. in the 70s. A fine poet. I would consider his prior ownership of the book a plus. Now please, nobody tell me anything bad about him.
More about that here.The first few pages seem to have the impression of a letter on them...Are these pages leftovers that were used by mistake? Or was it some sort of deliberate artistic or publishing statement that I can't even begin to comprehend?
I'm assuming some sort of insect did it while the book was in storage.
Ah, the veil is off the owner now! ;) I couldn't remember if you wanted me to mention where I got the scan.Those are tiny amounts of paper missing from the surface of the stock. I'm assuming some sort of insect did it while the book was in storage.
It's safe now.
If you peel off the overlay what you'll see is a big red spot where the type used to be. Or a big hole in the cover. It's not a sticker, actually, it's a glued on piece of thick paper.If I peel off the sticker on my copy is that what I'll see?
slept any?it is 4am East Coast time and I'm sitting at my desk at work. About to drive 45 miles to a jobsite. I need to be there by 5am. ugh....
So it must be highly collectible, right?ROC's copy (above) is one of only 18 copies that were sold before the "SREET" mistake was caught.
Well, I don't know...ask ROC how many pennies he had to part with to get it. ;)So it must be highly collectible, right?
So it must be highly collectible, right?
Why is it you never seen this sort of damage on a crappy book? Bugs always pick the best books.
Do you really think it was caused by bugs? It looks more like another book was on top of it and stuck to it a little bit.