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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 am 
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You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:



Me too.

Some of them, anyway.

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Vincenzo wrote:
You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:


i found a first printing of stranger in a strange land, complete with jacket... though it had a rip in it :( ...it was only about 30 years old at the time

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Vincenzo wrote:
You never know what you might find in a junk store. I found a book titled, "Standard Catholic Readers By Grades, Seventh Year." Copyright, 1909, 1913, by Mary E. Doyle.

The book is in pretty good condition for almost being 100 years old. When you open it, there's a picture of Pope Leo XIII. I just love the old illustrations. I love old books. :cloud9:


i found a first printing of stranger in a strange land, complete with jacket... though it had a rip in it :( ...it was only about 30 years old at the time



There are a number of questions that would need to be addressed before you could be sure you had a first edition, first printing of the 1961 book, but it's worth pursuing. That is to say, I hope you still have it. Fine/fine conditions (which this would not be) are worth in the multi-thousand $$ range.


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the only date it has on/in it is 1961 for the printing edition... the book itself is in great shape , but like i said, the "shiny" paper cover is far from "original"

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:33 pm 
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the only date it has on/in it is 1961 for the printing edition... the book itself is in great shape , but like i said, the "shiny" paper cover is far from "original"


I'm assuming this is a hard back book, with dust jacket..

Is there a number for a printing, after the 1961? In 1961, Putnam (that is the publisher, yes?) indicated 1st printing, which is what you want, by no number at all. 2nd and subsequent printings were indicated by the number.

Also, what color is the binding/covers, which should be cloth? Is there gilt lettering on the spine? Close the book and look at the top edges of the pages. What do they look like? Look at the bottom of page 408. Do you see anything?

We'll talk about the dust jacket if these points come up right. Also the book's condition.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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making me work aren't you? 8-) it seems we might have had this conversation before...ringing any bells with you?

1) yes, hard back book with dust jacket
2) no number, yes GPPS... it says (c with a circle around it) 1961 by robert a. heinlein
3) binding is alternate green and the color of the pages...a dingy yellow... cover is kind of a sea green..and i guess there is gilt lettering on the spine... it has the name of the book, the author and putnam ... the top of the pages are the same coloring ofwhat is on the spine and the lettering on the jacket... jacket design was by ben feder , inc. .. but nothing on the bottom of page 408 :(

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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making me work aren't you? 8-) it seems we might have had this conversation before...ringing any bells with you?

1) yes, hard back book with dust jacket
2) no number, yes GPPS... it says (c with a circle around it) 1961 by robert a. heinlein
3) binding is alternate green and the color of the pages...a dingy yellow... cover is kind of a sea green..and i guess there is gilt lettering on the spine... it has the name of the book, the author and putnam ... the top of the pages are the same coloring ofwhat is on the spine and the lettering on the jacket... jacket design was by ben feder , inc. .. but nothing on the bottom of page 408 :(



Oh, dear. You were doing so well.

"C22" printed at the bottom of p. 408 is one of the crucial points for a 1st/1st.

Before proceeding, look at the dust jacket, usually at the top of the inside front flap. Is there a price? Does the DJ feel like a cheap paper?

We might have done so, but memory fades.

If no price, I'll ask about the overall condition of book and dj, but am suspecting book club edition. May say so, at bottom of inside of front DJ flap. In which case,it would have "C23" at bottom of p. 408, if 1st BC edition.

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yea, i know... no price on the dj... have no idea how i would rate the quality of paper

says nothing on inside dj flap...but then someone cut the bottom right of that flap diagonally

nothing on the bottom of page 408....except the last sentence on the page :wink:

so basically i have an old book of no particular value,except to me 8-) :wave don't tell Fr Kenobi or bagheera :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:06 pm 
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yea, i know... no price on the dj... have no idea how i would rate the quality of paper

says nothing on inside dj flap...but then someone cut the bottom right of that flap diagonally

nothing on the bottom of page 408....except the last sentence on the page :wink:

so basically i have an old book of no particular value,except to me 8-) :wave don't tell Fr Kenobi or bagheera :mrgreen:



It's a later printing of the book club edition.

I'll tell no one.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I just downloaded Lino Rulli's Sinner onto my Kindle. I haven't been able to put it down. I've gotten to be a huge fan of his The Catholic Guy radio show since I discovered it last month.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I finished Sinner in about 22 hours, including time for sleep and play with my granddaughter. I loved it, and wrote Lino Rulli an email telling him so. He sent me back a very sweet reply, including congratulations for my upcoming Rite of Election, which will be on my birthday. I still think receiving a blessing from the Bishop will be the coolest birthday present I've ever received.

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I picked up a very old copy of "Introduction To A Devout Life," by St. Francis De Sales. It used to belong to a convent library.


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I picked up a very old copy of "Introduction To A Devout Life," by St. Francis De Sales. It used to belong to a convent library.


The first time I read it (Image books, about 50 years ago!) it helped me a lot.

A great spiritual classic that one can go back to time and time again.


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Dorothy B. wrote:
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I picked up a very old copy of "Introduction To A Devout Life," by St. Francis De Sales. It used to belong to a convent library.


The first time I read it (Image books, about 50 years ago!) it helped me a lot.

A great spiritual classic that one can go back to time and time again.


A great spiritual classic indeed. :cloud9:


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I have taken a concerted effort towards studying my Faith. I am approaching this process in three specific areas of study. The first area of study for me is Sacred Scripture. Right now I am working through the Old Testament of the Navarre Bible Series. The second area of study for me is Dominican Spirituality, and right now I am reading Early Dominicans-Selected Writings. Finally, I have just started studying the Fathers of the Church. The first book I am reading in that effort is Four Witnesses.

I have several other books in my pile to read, but those are the ones I am working on right now.


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I just finished Vol 1 of Lisle Rose's 3 volume POWER AT SEA, on the influence of sea power on modern history and nationalism. Still have 1000 pages to go.

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Hey, GKC, have you ever read Winston Churchill's A History of the English Speaking Peoples? I have and highly recommend it. It's 4 volumes, but a surprisingly engaging and enlightening read. I devoured it some years back, and if I ever get my hands on another copy, I will not make the mistake of letting it go again!

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Hey, GKC, have you ever read Winston Churchill's A History of the English Speaking Peoples? I have and highly recommend it. It's 4 volumes, but a surprisingly engaging and enlightening read. I devoured it some years back, and if I ever get my hands on another copy, I will not make the mistake of letting it go again!


That I have, many years ago. My dad had a set, and also Churchill's 6 volume history of WWII. The latter has to be read cautiously.

My wife is a Churchill collector, of sorts. Currently reading Paul Johnson's short book on him, and just finished John Costello's TEN DAYS TO DESTINY, focusing on the immediate prewar and early war situation in Britain.

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Why did I ever doubt you, GKC? :nono: :oops:

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