This book collector has taken ownership marks to a whole new level of vindictiveness. He or she even acknowledges that the act "disfigures" the book, but seems to be justified by punishing the person who stole it that way.
This isn't really a book. No, that's not right. It's a hardcover binding, so it's definitely a book. That's a convolute of multiple articles taken from various magazines published on the brink of the 20th century. And it's about bookplates.