Fractured Facade


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Books - Old & New

I happened to be flipping through channels the other day when I landed on some sort of auction show. Up for bid were two old books. One was a history book that had John Hancock's signature, the other was a first edition of "The Great Gatsby." They each brought in a pretty penny and it got me thinking about my own antique book collection.



It's been quite a while since I dusted them, so figured now was the perfect opportunity to spruce them up, and check out the worth of some of them. I knew I had quite a few first editions, and a couple of books from the 1800's as well. I think the earliest one I have is from 1839, followed by a book of poems from 1863, written by an anti-slavery author. I used to have many more, but about a month after I first moved to Salem, Virginia, the Roanoke River flooded the basement of the house I was renting and destroyed not only my precious books, but all my leather clothing. The clothes wouldn't fit anymore anyway, but I still lament the loss of my antique tomes.

Anyhow, after checking on-line for the worth of some of these books I was quite surprised to find out they are pretty much worthless. I really imagined I was holding gold on my shelves. And maybe I am via the written words inside, but the books are so fragile that I don't want to read them in fear of destroying them.

Well, I won't have to worry about that with my eBook Fractured Facade. I finally received my "business cards" for them. They look cool, don't they...and they hardly take up any shelf space!



4 comments:

  1. Decided to read some more of Fractured Facade last night on my iPhone. Discovered that with the new IOS5 upgrade, Stanza no longer works so I'll have to wait until I have time to fiddle with an alternate reader. Ugh.

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  2. Oh sorry, but I don't know what the IOS5 upgrade means...did you download it to your computer first? You should be able to transfer it from there to anywhere...

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  3. I love old books--just flipping through the pages sometimes leads in treasures that were used as bookmarks.

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  4. Slam, you're right...I forgot to put that in the post. In one of them I found a cut out of an advertisement against women's right to vote! It said something like only 10% of the women in Pennsylvania want it!

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