There are lots on the shelf that I have not read: mint condition, solid of spine, no under-grad sniggering or underlinings. But I could not settle to them.
Instead, I gravitated to the hospital-shelf: seen better days, past their use-by-date, ready for the top pasture.
My Gatsby is inscribed 1970, and comes replete with 'Discuss the relation of the desriptions of Daisy to the structure of the novel.' The frontispiece of the Dedalus tome has 'the growth of the embryo and the growth of the soul mirror each other ...'. Holden baby is dated 1966 and each page is separate, Snowball and Napoleon have been staple-gunned!
So, I chose the Scott-Fitzgerald and fossicked around for a substantial lacky-band ...