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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 6, February 10, 2008, Article 14

ON THINGS FOUND IN BOOKS

Regarding the question about things found in old books,
Nick Graver writes: "In a large Toronto book store, I once
was browsing one of my specialty sections, and had the time
to really look at everything.  As I worked along a shelf of
old, books, I got to one with no title remaining on the worn
spine, the real "dog" of the section.  Since I was bent on
checking every book there, I had to give it a look.  It
obviously had not been handled in a long time.  It felt
strange, and automatically opened to reveal another very
small booklet "inside" it.  Someone had stuffed the big book
back on the shelf, and trapped the small book inside its pages!

"I was delighted to discover a scarce and unusual title
inside another book!  - a choice item, in good condition,
having been out of circulation for ages. It was neatly priced,
likely in the hand of someone from an earlier era.  The busy
checkout clerk looked at it, possibly shrugged, and rang it
up with my selections.   I always felt I provided the long
lost little book a good home.

"In a 'sentimental' twist, years later, that section of our
library was acquired by Toronto's Ryerson University, and
the book went back to where I had rescued it!"

 THINGS FOUND IN OLD BOOKS
 esylum_v07n26a18.html

 THINGS FOUND IN BOOKS
 esylum_v11n03a33.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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