BOOKS

GUTENBERG CHANGED THE WORLD WITH HIS PRESS. BEFORE THIS BOOKS IN THE WEST WHERE HAND WRITTEN OR COPIED OFTEN BY MONKS. AN INTERESTING STUDY OF ERRORS, WHEN THEY APPEAR AND HOW THEY EVOLVE IS SERIOUS AREA OF SCHOLARSHIP. HAND WRITTEN BOOKS ARE CALLED INCUNABULUM. THEY ARE CONSIDERED PRECIOUS , RARE AND GENERALLY DATE TO BEFORE 1500.

A BOOK CAN BE A GREAT ADVENTURE. A NEW WORLD. A DIFFERENT WAY OF UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OR OUR SELVES. THEY CAN HOLD GREAT STORIES OF LOVE AND PRACTICALLY ANYTHING. ALL BOOKS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL. SCARCITY, DESIRABILITY AND CONDITION LARGELY DETERMINE VALUE.

TO MY GREAT MISFORTUNE I FOUND A RARE VOLUME EARLY IN MY CAREER AND HAVE BEEN SPENDING SUBSEQUENT YEARS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE. IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE MUCH OF A LIVING ON THE SALE OF USED BOOKS. THE UNIVERSITY I ATTENDED HAD MANY GREAT OLD BOOK STORES. I THINK ONE SURVIVES THAT SELLS MOSTLY NEW BOOKS.

WE WILL BE SELLING OFF AN ACCUMULATION OF 27 YEARS. WE GENERALLY LACK THE ABILITY TO DISPLAY THE BOOKS SO YOU WILL BE SEEING WEB POSTINGS. WE HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE. BEST. HOWARD

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