I just got some very exciting book mail, that I just had to share with you guys.
I ordered this with the intention of it being an early birthday gift to myself since it's only about a month until my 30th.
If you can't already tell from the pictures, it's a vintage edition of Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle. One of my favourite books.
This is not a first edition but it is a 1948 printing which was the original year of publication.
I'm not really sure there are words for how much I love it. I've barely taken my eyes off it since I opened the package. It's gorgeous.
Seeking out this edition was partially inspired by reading Used and Rare last month, so I can comfortably blame/thank Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone for enabling this purchase.