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Found in Used Books, #7

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Three prints of photographs by Christopher Wilson, with locations and dates typed on the back, found in a copy of I Was Told There’d Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley.

Big Corn Island, Caribbean 2005

San Diego, California 2002

Tucson, Arizona 2005

It was very difficult to get decent pictures of these with iPhoto that didn’t distort the image with glare and whatnot, so I’m afraid these do Christopher Wilson a serious disservice. Check out his website for an idea of what his stuff is actually meant to look like!

Written by Emily Jane

October 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Found in Used Books, #6

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A business card for one Judith Evans from Argentina, found in a copy of Regeneration, by Pat Barker:

Also found a blank sticker in there, but it’s not really anything to look at.

Written by Emily Jane

September 23, 2010 at 1:15 am

Found in Used Books, #5

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A two-sided laminated photographer’s card/bookmark (?) found in a copy of Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, which I admit to half-heartedly slogging through right now.

Written by Emily Jane

August 4, 2010 at 4:10 am

Found in Used Books, #4

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A shopping list, found in a used copy of Anna Karenin, by Leo Tolstoy. This is one of my favorite found objects so far because it’s the most personal.

It’s actually written on yellow notebook paper, but I made the picture black and white so it’s easier to read.

Written by Emily Jane

July 1, 2010 at 2:37 am

Found in Used Books, #3

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A picture of a hummingbird cut out from a small calendar, found in a copy of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

Written by Emily Jane

May 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Found in Used Books, #2

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This is the second post in a series, and is also the second found item in a row relating to baseball.

A ticket to a “Cincinnati vs. San Diego” baseball game, May 19th, 1973, found inside a copy of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown.

Written by Emily Jane

April 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Found in Used Books, #1

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I bookmarked this post from The Guardian about a week and half ago, and you should check it out. It’s about “The private life of books”, a concept I love, and a series of letters found inside an old copy of Isaac Asimov tales.

It also leads nicely into an idea I’ve had a while for a feature in which I post pictures of things found in used books, of which I have a steadily growing and admired collection.

So here’s the first: a Reggie Jackson baseball card found in a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence.

Written by Emily Jane

April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm