The Harpsichord Owner’s Guide: A Manual for Buyers & Owners
Submitter: Zero circs in about 9 years. Why on earth does this need to belong in a rural medium-sized library?
Holly: This was published in 1992?? Was there some sort of harpsichord revival that I missed?
Submitter: 2 circs in about 9 years. Good heavens, what an outdated book! Just the fact that this was published when the biggest industry buzzword was “multimedia” is enough to toss it.
Holly: The cover computers look like they are made out of clay. How strange!
Submitter: As part of our Women’s Studies material, we have a great collection of British women’s periodicals. These include illustrated nurse romances, almost like comic books. Bonus, on the back, they profile 1960s music stars including the Four Seasons, Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, Herman of Herman and the Hermits, the Mindbenders, etc. The tragic thing is, as you can see, a big, fat sticker was slapped on the cover of EVERY single one, blocking some text as well as portions of the amazing illustrations.
I’ve included one cover and the back page that profiles a very young Mick Jagger. Despite his hair is described as “mousy”, I’m digging turtleneck and checked jacket!
I’m thankful that “…no reference or likeness to any living person is intended.” [See cataloging info image below]
Holly: That label looks like it was ripped by hand from a roll. It has no clean edges. There is absolutely no reason for such a monstrosity of a label. That text could have fit in one small line in a strip of a label or even on the inside cover. Side note: Since neither I nor Submitter could find citation information for this book, I’m including a scanned image of the publication info included in the book itself.