In the basement of the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Library, in the climate-controlled Bruce Peel Special Collection, you’ll find the Janeite’s Holy Grail: a first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice…Linda Quirk, second-in-command of the Peel, says the university has no record of how it came to own the book, or who might have donated it. In fact, right up until the late 1980s or early 1990s, it sat on the regular library shelves, where anyone could sign it out. You can still see glued-in piece of lined paper where librarians stamped the due date. Miraculously, over all those years, no enthusiastic undergraduate nor absent-minded professor ever made a note in the margins, underlined a word, or damaged the spine.”