Unsung Heroes of the Book Trade, Part One

Male anatomy monk-doodled scurrilously in the margins of an early The Canterbury Tales. A sale notice found on the walls of a house in Pompeii. Cross-hatches etched into the walls near the opening to a Homo naledi burial site. A weepily sentimental gift inscription scrawled inside a Civil War-era Bible, flecked with blood. Faked Nevil Shute signatures of On the Beach that fetch hundreds. Real Corm...

 

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