Antique Book

My Dad collected antique books, published in England by A&C Black at the beginning of the 20th century. Before he died, he donated them to the Huntington Library, where they would be kept together in a climate controlled environment. It was the right thing to do, but there was one book that I was sorry to see go. My son, Neal, was named after a story in a volume called Tales of Scottish Keeps and Castles. I always regretted that he never was able to read it or share it with his boys, and I have been searching for it ever since the book was donated. It had to be an early or first edition, because later versions had only half the stories of the original. Well, I finally found it, 7 years after Neal and his little boys were murdered. I am happy to have it, but sad that I can’t surprise Neal with it, or read it aloud with Devon and Ian on my lap .

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