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What's in the box?

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>>23389164
It's a book, laid nicely in there with some bubble wrap. The dedication is to "Simon Jeremiah" (?), with much affection.

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>>23389181
Make that two! A set! "Shepherd's Trade" and "What It's All About" by R.J. Berman. 250 of these were pressed and sold to his close friends and former students in 1983, and to my knowledge it hasn't been posted online yet. Let's take a look at these books and read a few chapters today.

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>>23389193
The little engraving looks nice. No clue what it is. Pelion's logo?

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>>23389202
We knew that well enough!

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>>23389204
"Shepherd's Trade" is of course a reference to Milton. I believe he was Berman's favorite.

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>>23389215
This is where the companion text is mentioned. Berman left a few notes to be read alongside the book, and I'll post them after going through each chapter.

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>>23389219
The table of contents goes on, but I can't post the entire book today, so I'll just attach the first page of it.

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>>23389237
Here we go! Chapter 1.

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>>23389242
That was short. Nice imagery. His style isn't bad. Let's take a look at what the notes say about this chapter.

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>>23389251
Here's the front page of the gloss.

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>>23389254
I like the subtitle. Stylish.

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>>23389258
The last paragraph to the prelude has a playful energy to it.

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>>23389242
Actual chapter 1 notes.

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>>23389273
These are the next two pages of notes, including the end of chapter 1 and then all of chapter 2.

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>>23389281
This is chapter 2. Apologies for not saying so. Continuing on.

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>>23389285
Might seem a little more dense, but we have more help in the notes this time.

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>>23389292
That's the end of chapter 2. May come back after a nap if people want to see a bit more of this book. What do you think?

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>>23389292
Oops!!! I took two pictures of these pages. I'm sorry.