The Reverend George Innes’ copy of “The Farmer’s Boy”; A Rural Poem by Robert Bloomfield London 1779,  (seventh edition 1803). With engravings by a pupil of Thomas Bewick – Anderson with a bloated 50 page preface that is riddled with (sic) notes, footnotes, points, quotes, & after-thoughts.

The other interesting (note) is that Barbara was reading “The Surgeon of Crowthorne” which weaves a true tale about the grand method of constructing the OED, the Oxford English Dictionary. As we read each volume it was stopping to tell one another about some trifle found, any observation that fitted the theme. While all the while still chuckling about the way that we managed to find two pigs in the one day in two shops side-by-side in Latrobe Tasmania.