Recent purchase from EBAY, the Grosset and Dunlap edition of MOBY DICK. Ex Lib from the Lake ZURICH PUBLIC Library, marked with the big D on the front, D for discard.
While the book is undated, it perhaps is a 70's imprint since the Library was formed in 1973.
The only date stamp in the book is Apr 18 1979, presumably the patron returned it since this book was clearly discarded from the system.
Library bindings are purposeful and well thought out. This book has decades more use in it, and thus can be viewed as a testament to our wasteful society, there is no rational reason that this book could not have sat on ELAArea Public Library's shelves for years to come and been recirculated thru the population. Other than it is not perfection. Perfection is never achieved, by the way, its only a phantom.
We enjoy folks who aim for perfection, enjoy them a lot.