Excerpt from Booth Tarkington
What a joke it is now, that gay old affair, which was all about a few years ago, the gift book, stuffed full of straw and bound in tinsel. Happily it is as dead to-day as the horsehair sofa, the was: ﬂowers of the old mantle, and bisque statuary. And its place has been taken by something not unworthy of the name of book.
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