Those two words succinctly conveyed two opinions. Opinion 1: Anyone who would fill his home with old books* to the point that they could crush someone under their weight is not really THAT smart. Opinion 2: The book hoarder was probably smarter than someone who thought that hoarding books made someone smart.
*As I wrote this sentence, BBC6 played Belle & Sabastian's 'Wrapped Up In Books.'- Nice coincidence, I thought.
I don't know books at all but I thought that this one was pretty cool. Although it's copyrighted 1920, most of the contents date from WWI. Most of the illustrations are WWI era with fine quality stone lithography color prints. Most of the physical fitness photos look turn-of-the-century too.
I love these. Notice the sporty gear but the most interesting thing, I think, is how TINY these athletes are. They really resemble hobbits! Look at their tiny feet!