I just finished Life and Letters of Erasmus by J.A. Froude. It was published by Scribner in 1927. My interest in Erasmus dates back a dozen years when I first The Age of Erasmus by Allen. I have since read a few other biographies as well as various studies. So, Froude went off the list and Edwards Libraries and Founders of Libraries moved up. I also have a particular fondness for essays and articles relating to old books. William Shaw published a volume called Selected Essays and Papers of Richard Copley Christie in 1902 that is packed with interesting articles on old book and bibliographical tidbits. Further down is Mark Pattison’s Essays edited by Nettleship which is basically the same type of reading as Christie. I also have an interest in American history and specifically Thomas Jefferson. I found a copy of Padover’s, A Jefferson Profile as Revealed in His Letters recently. This book and Edwards are left in the car for lunchtime reading. By the way, Pettegree’s The Library a Fragile History was added to the list this past weekend because I found a copy in a used bookstore. Pettegree is an excellent writer and I have several of his books.