Today’s book:

I catalogued a beauty from 1578: The historie of man, sucked from the sappe of the most approved anathomistes [anatomies], in this present age, compiled in most compendious fourme, and now published in English, for the utilitie of all godly chirurgians [surgeons]

and a former owner had carefully written on the first blank page:

S. A. Jones, M.D. 1869. When I purchased this book the Librarian of Congress said it was the only copy in the U.S. known to him, and on that account desired to obtain it for the Library of Congress. I kept it on my own shelves from lack of patriotism. S.A.J.

Hm. Lack of patriotism. Hm. He wrote that right after a bloody war. Hmmm…