[DWJ] Dilemma (and seasonal remarks)

Farah.sf farah.sf at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 12:37:31 EST 2009

Me please? Will respond properly later.


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On 24 Dec 2009, at 17:14, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> I have a minor problem.  I am sorting through the old children's  
> books to try to eliminate the ones I am really never going to read  
> again and the duplicates (and such sorrows as the bowdlerised Bevis,  
> but thank goodness I also have a copy that hasn't been abridged) and  
> discover that as well as my mother's copy of Mrs Molesworth's *The  
> Carved Lions* (the one Gillian Avery edited, and as far as I can  
> make out with the full text) I also have my grandmother's, which is  
> a first edition and in good condition.  It has clearly been read  
> since it was bought in 1895, but by careful children, and has no  
> real damage to it.
> I don't know what to do with it.  It's not so valuable that I ought  
> to sell it -- fifty-five quid seems to be the most this book is  
> being sold for online, something that is being said to be first  
> edition that is dated 1905 -- but it clearly has value beyond the  
> actual text for *somebody*.  Where do I find out who wants such a  
> thing in order to love having it, nothing to do with money?
> If anyone has any ideas about where it wants to be, please let me  
> know!  I really don't need it, because I have the more recent one  
> for reading, and I don't think I am careful enough with books to  
> warrant keeping old ones just because they are old.
> Meanwhile, I hope everyone is having and will have a good whatever  
> it is that they choose to celebrate at the end of the calendar year,  
> and that next year is better than it could be for everyone who reads  
> this.
> Cheers
> Minnow
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