Over the weekend, I talked about some lovely book covers and just yesterday, I discovered another book, The Road to Xanadu, by John Livingston Lowes. It's published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. The entire collection is called Sentry Editions and these two came out in the 50's and 60's. There's a description on the back of these that says, "Sentry Editions are books of lifetime interest, intended not for casual reading but for life on the shelf as well as in the hand. They are printed on paper of good quality in a binding that has the durability of cloth but the price and compactness of paper."
One nifty thing I found inside The Road to Xanadu is a receipt dated Jan. 4, 1967 from the Colorado College bookstore. It cost $2.85 back then, which is equivalent to about $18.30 today, according to moneyworth.com. I love finding these little certificates of the past.