D. A. C. Archie Corbridge,
with all Good Wishes
To be honest, I’m just guessing at that middle name.
My favourite part of this dedication is that it was a book this person obviously bought for himself, and then later edited the owner’s signature into a dedication when he gave the book to someone else.
On one hand it’s hilarious, but on the other, I definitely did this for my office Secret Santa exchange this year, so I’m in no place to judge D.A.C.A.C. …if that IS his real name.
All in all, I’m a sucker for marginalia – I collected dozens of these kinds of dedications when I worked at a bookstore, and now you can find a new dedication here every Friday. Browse through them here!
Have any of your previously loved books come with notes from past owners? Send them my way!