The lovely Shire Classics sent me another of their new books to review. This one is all about the sundry bits and pieces that used to accompany the act of writing before all this funny business with ball point pens. From quill pens and blotters to penwipers and ink bottles, stamp holders, pen nibs and more! Just look at those wonderful lap desks. The whole volume was like an enormous "Donovan Wants" list. Fortunately, the book was rather slim because there's no way my wallet would survive trying to add all of this to my collection. If this seems like something you'd like to know more about, WRITING ANTIQUES is a nice starting resource.
Through some happy mix-up, I was sent two copies of this book; so I'm giving one away! Leave a comment with your L.W.A. member number and your favorite writing antique. I'll select a winner at random a week from now.
UPDATE: The contest is now closed and Kim, L.W.A. member #000984 was our chosen winner!