A Present: Destiny By Sally Beauman

This morning a present was delivered to my house. It was a present from me to me. It was something I wanted desperately, an extravagance I had wanted for years: a first edition copy of my favorite book, Destiny by Sally Beauman. It is so beautiful I want to sing.

Not only is the book itself delightful, Shakespeare & Company, who acquired the book for me, went above and beyond in its delivery. Simply opening the box was a delight.

Shakespeare & Company Stamp

Shakespeare & Company Stamp

Shakespeare & Co. Return Address

Shakespeare & Co. Return Address

The back of the box

The back of the box

The book is wrapped in paper with a quote from Ralph Ellison

The book is wrapped in paper with a quote from Ralph Ellison

Portrait of Sally Beauman on the back of Destiny

Portrait of Sally Beauman on the back of Destiny

A perfect mint condition first edition of Sally Beauman's Destiny.

A perfect mint condition first edition of Sally Beauman’s Destiny.

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