Tuesday, May 8, 2007


The absolute best thing about a used bookstore is what you can find tucked in the pages. The findings of today: "a note for Friday's absence", a rose petal, and two clippings from Chicago newspapers from 1966 and 1967, including the following gem -

The paintings and drawings of Toulouse-Lautrec (one shown above) are used to enhance the year's most unusual cookbook, "The Art of Cuisine," by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Marice Joyant (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, $12.95). The adventurous recipes include stewed porpoise and grasshoppers grilled in the fashion of St. John the Baptist.

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Thirdmango said...

Best thing I ever found was in that blue suit I have, in the right inside pocket was four checks totally around 8000 dollars, it was crazy, they had already been stamped and gone through, but I knew who previously owned the suit and that he liked the money.

Anonymous said...

http://www.foundmagazine.com/ might interest you if you don't already know it

Krebscout said...

I have the book, in fact.

I adore Found.

Mr. Jimbles said...

Good ol' Henri. He's living the dream.