The tour director Harriet, who we have traveled with before and has become a friend, asked if she could have shipped to our house an antique book she wanted for the trip--as the cost of sending it to her in Prague where she lives was cost prohibitive. Of course. We soon found on our doorstep a vintage book of the gardens designed by the famous frenchman Forestier.
We safely packed this book in our luggage and delivered it to Harriet. We referred to it as the Gutenberg in both size and weight. No worries--the void it left was quickly filled with jars of spanish orange marmalade and olive oil for the trip home.