Thanks for sharing that gorgeous pic. 800 to 1200 pounds! It reminds me of that Umberto Echo book, Queen Loloma and the Dancing Flame, where the protagonist owns a rare books shop. I have a few books that are over one hundred years old, but I don't think I will ever manage one from the 1600s, but they are certainly wonderful.
just found your blog ..very beautiful. Questions- who painted the picture on your banner? Thanks and keep up the great work!