Author: Paul Gallico 20170422_105132
Title: Snowflake
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Year of publication: 1952
Place of publication: London
Place of purchase: Blossom Book House, Bangalore
Purchase cost: Rupees 50
Ownership: Secondhand
Transcription of inscription:
To a favorite uncle
from a favorite (he hopes!)
nephew. Happy birthday
on his ?th birthday


[marginalia on first page] 20170422_105047
25 : 3 : 53
Submitted by: Vismitha

The Once and Future King

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Author: T. H. White
Title: The Once and Future King
Publisher: Ace Books
Year of publication: 1987
Place of publication: New York
Place of purchase: New Delhi
Ownership: Thirdhand or above
General comments: Paperback, 639 p., purchased at the secondhand book market in Daryaganj, New Delhi in April, 2015. Possibly used as a textbook by a previous owner. Names of two owners written on the inside cover; ‘Allison’ is repeated in stylised letters on 209 p., and ‘McNAMARA’ is written with marker on the fore edge. Certain portions of text are highlighted with a blue ballpoint pen and annotated with single words.
Transcriptions:                  FullSizeRender (4)
[Inside front cover]
Allison Fearn

[Title page]
= against time

[Title page of first book]
Merlyn – more mental strength
“Education is experience & the essence of experience is self reliance.”
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. meets Mr. P. – example of an absolute
. ruler – dictator
. rule by Fear

– Joust w/ Grummore & Pell.
. Wart had viewed knights as noble, chivalric
. Fighting is not a game

[Pg. 112]
Wart is learning to understand his surroundings & to survive
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman

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Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Author: Amit Chaudhuri                                    IMG_20151002_221855529
Title: Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Year of publication: 2013
Place of publication: New York
Purchase cost: 25.95 USD
Ownership: Secondhand
General comments: A hand-me-down from my advisor at Penn, Prof. Srilata Gangulee, who is also a professor of economics. I received this in 2013, and later got it signed by Amit Chaudhuri when he was an invitee at the Ecrivains du Monde meet in Paris (September 2014). Prof. Gangulee made some annotations as well, which are equally important to mention here, I think.     IMG_20151002_222327
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
.To Anshuman, with every good wish, Amit Chaudhuri. 17.9.14

.Basu moved the hawkers to an enclosed space in Salt Lake. The hawkers’ sons, nephews and cousins then came back to Gariahat – expansion of ‘free’ market – ‘spatial’ expansion IMG_20151002_222246

.That’s because you will not install a fan there.

.Orhan Pamuk’s museum of everyday stuff.
Submitted by: Anshuman Pal