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First off, I’ll finally have a chance to make French Onion Soup from The Epicurean this weekend. Looking forward to that. Also, it turns out¬†Monsieur¬†Daudet was quite the loyal monarchist. He had beef with all the revolutionaries and called for the reinstatement of the King of France.

Today’s find is from Dickens. It’s Volume 21 of his complete works (WorldCat), printed right before the start of the 20th Century.

Had to read this in 9th grade and hated it from the start. This time around, Im finding I Like Dickens writing style.

1899, yo. This is my oldest find yet (that isn't in special collections).

I had to read this back in the 9th grade and I have to admit, I thought it was teh suck. Then again, all I was reading back then was Stephen King.

I had to read this back in the 9th grade and I have to admit, I thought it was teh suck. Then again, all I was reading back then was Stephen King so what did I know?

Being over 100 years old, the pages are yellowed and stiff, prone to tearing.

Being over 100 years old, the pages are yellowed and stiff, prone to tearing.

The corners show the most wear and tear.

The corners show the most wear and tear.

The book smelled old and dry and was very brittle. Come visit it before it’s sent into retirement.

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