Thursday, March 24, 2011

Articles about rare & #Antiquarian #Books > #Manuscripts and the Worthiness of Collecting

Manuscripts and the Worthiness of Collecting - Articles about rare books, antiquarian books, manuscripts, autographs, first editions, illustrated... - ILAB-LILA:
"Collecting undoubtedly serves many people beneficially during their lives in these respects. However there is also a higher scheme of things in terms of collecting. This involves considerations of the past, the present and the future which have significance for the individual involved as well as beyond him or her. An interest in his past is an inbuilt response in Man. ‘How will we know it’s us, without our past?’, John Steinbeck asked. How else can we make sense of our lives unless we discover ourselves to be part of the continuum?"

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