Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rare Books Uncovered

Author: Rebeca Rego Barry
Stars: 4
Review by: Mandy Apgar

I didn't give this a five for two reasons - one, a slight prejudice against comic books I felt was in here and two - she quoted he values of several books wrong. A nitpicky thing for sure but I like to be exact. Overall it was quite good and included the surprises that several encountered - Poe's anonymous first book in a junk shop, a Vatican relic for six and a half cents, a first printing of Frankenstein that turned out to be Byron's own copy gifted by Mary Shelley (seriously), a work of Shakespeare found on eBay, various first editions, rare comics, alternate editions, and even lost and found books reclaimed by family members over generations.

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