Antiquarian books – from the bookshelf’s view point..
This book records a Buddhist text given to the Qianlong emperor by a Panchen Lama from Tibet. The calligraphy was written by the court official Liang Guozhi (1723–1774) then engraved into the jade pages and painted gold.
[text source: @metmuseum]
I never thought that I would see the French army guarding the iconic Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris.
Most bibliophiles would be secretly happy to be waiting out the pandemic at the B2 Hotel in Zurich; I would not complain.
Just me staying put and self-isolating as requested.