|Mr. Roubo's Book|
Today I put down my English copy of Roubo, which I have read twice, and went back to the computer to read my last post. That was when I remembered my early conversations with Christopher Schwartz about writing the Preface to the new edition. My post on "Roubo Redux" left out one of the most important events in my life as it related to Mr. Roubo. So I went back to my email conversation and pulled up these photos to share.
|I Love Libraries|
|Title Page with Inscription|
"A Camille Pouplin affectueux souvenir de la petite fille de Roubo. Adele Margolle"
Handwritten in ink was the dedication: "To Camille Poupin friendly souvenir from the grand daughter of Roubo. Adele Margolle."
|Roubo's Grand Daughter's hand|
Not only was this particular copy of Roubo's work directly from the family but it is entirely possible that it was a copy that Mr. Roubo himself owned! I imagined his hands turning the pages exactly as I was doing. It struck me that I was sitting in a French school, named after the greatest cabinetmaker of France, reading a book written by one of the most famous authors of the trade.
It just doesn't get any more real than that.
How could I have not included this little story in my post?