Friday, June 15, 2007

I returned an hour ago from setting up the collectible books for tomorrow's sale. The collectible sales are great: you get to preview the selection the day before, instead of the hour before.

I found a nice copy of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, two more Dostoevsky titles, Chesterton's Father Brown Mystery Stories, and a pristine copy of The Gifts Of The Jews, by Thomas Cahill, author of How The Irish Saved Civilization, which I already have. Also selected a beautifully worn hardback copy of Lloyd C. Douglas's Magnificent Obsession, which I didn't have yet, as well as a short history of weaponry with this intriguing subtitle:

Being a short history of war and weaaponry from earliest times to the present, noting the gratifying progress made by man since his first crude, small-scale efforts to do away with those who disagreed with him.

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