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When I tell you, “I never thought this day would come.” I don’t mean to imply that I ever gave it a single thought. I just kept plugging away, deeply inspired by the need not to starve. For a few years early on, when I was neck deep in ≤ $25 books, I fantasized about being a real Rare Book Dealer. Whatever that aspiration represented – (leather briefcases, real ink fountain pens writing huge checks, back row at Sotheby’s ?) – it never came to pass. Or, it passed so quickly I never noticed. I still sell lots of ≤ $25 books. I’ve just stopped being quite as sensitive about how I’m perceived by others. If ≤$25 books are what I have to sell, that’s what you’ll be seeing in my catalogs.
Happily, I just happen to have come into some interesting lots recently. Along with the harvest from a couple of rollicking road trips, some other things I’d tucked away, and a few happy consignments, Maritime List 300 looks to be a real humdinger.
I hope you enjoy reading this catalog as much as I’ve enjoyed discovering and learning about the manuscripts and books it contains. If you are moved to order or inquire about any of them, I suggest you do so by email – to email@example.com, or through the “Contact” tab on our website. These are time stamped and will be processed in the order in which they arrive. Telephone communication is less certain, but may be attempted at 978 283-5299. As always with these higher-end lists, we pay all postage and insurance costs within the US. Overseas orders will be billed at cost.
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