Friday, April 13, 2007

Some Items I didn't Buy at the Akron Antiquarian Book Fair

The Complete Works of Darwin, 39 volumes, illustrated w/color plates -- $2,500-

and the companion set of Darwin's Correspondence, 15 volumes to date -- $1,500-

Extinct Animals, 1935 b&w illustrations. -- $135-

Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry, special limited edition oversize with block print illustrations, in French-- only $300-

The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Isles to the 6th century, oversize with color plates--$1850-

An autograph of John Barrymore--$200- (I was very tempted...)

An autograph of Ethel Barrymore -- $100-(I already have her autograph on an old theatre program and it didn't cost $100)

And finally, a very affordable volume entitled The Complete History of Torture by George Riley Scott, illustrated -- only $50. It's the kind of book Dick Cheney might have in his bookcase.

The Akron Antiquarian Book Fair continues Saturday, ten til four pm at the John S Knight Center in downtown Akron.

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