When I stopped by Hanibal Goitom’s office, I was interested to see this book that he was using. As you can imagine some of our books are in better shape than others. When you have the largest collection of legal materials in the world, some of them are bound to show wear and tear.
Hanibal told me that when he borrowed the book, the person who charged it out set up an alert in the Library’s system that it needed to be set aside for repair upon its return. By now, Hanibal is sure it has a nice and comfortable jacket.
I like the juxtaposition of the year 1869 at the bottom of the page and the print out from 2011. Two pages so close in proximity but separated by 142 years in time.