~ used, rare, out of print ~
The world of books
is the most remarkable creation of man,
Nothing else that he builds ever lasts,
Civilizations grow old and die out
And after an era of darkness,
New races build others.
But, in the world of books are volumes
that have seen this happen again and again
and yet live on,
still fresh as the day they were written,
still telling men's hearts
of the hearts of men centuries dead.