[DWJ] Dilemma (and seasonal remarks)
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
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