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Two really interesting old books, twenty-five cents each. 
22nd-Sep-2007 12:25 pm
An estate sale at an old Victorian house in one of Plainfield's historic districts netted me two veeery interesting acquisitions of the printed matter sort:

On the left, the sixteenth printing of the first American edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle; on the right, an early (1888) reprint edition of Little Men by Louisa M. Alcott, issued to match the publisher's first edition of Jo's Boys

Neither are true "firsts," but both are pretty cool... ^__^
22nd-Sep-2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Can’t argue with the price ^__^
22nd-Sep-2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
You should see what the people on AbeBooks are asking for comparable copies of A Wrinkle in Time. ^^;;; The author just kicked the bucket, too, so people are bidding up her books.
22nd-Sep-2007 05:11 pm (UTC)

It’s gotta be frustrating for writers and artists, knowing that your work will command the most money once your ability to enjoy it gone ^_^;;
22nd-Sep-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if I should try to "upsell" them at The Strand (now that I commute into the Village on a semi-regular basis)... ^^;;
22nd-Sep-2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Sell your Babies!? ^_~

Hey, if you can get a lot of money for them…
22nd-Sep-2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
How would you define "a lot"?
22nd-Sep-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
^_^;; I dunno, you know the market better than I do!
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