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Old 06-14-2004, 04:07 PM
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Things you find written in used books.

This was from a few months back. I found two copies of Bach Reader at a local bookstore while browsing around. It's a collection of contemporary accounts of J. S. Bach, his letters, etc. First source stuff. Anyway, in one of the copies was inscribed:

"Dear _____, Are you doing well? I hope it doesn't have to come down to you selling the piano. Take care. Love, Mom."

I bought the other copy.
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:13 PM
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This thread is Found Magazine mutated.
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Old 06-15-2004, 06:52 AM
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La terre, le ciel, la mer

This page is too small to send you thanks as big as they should be for all you've done for Christine. But, why this book?
It tells the story of a small town [nearly a village] of Normandy, on the seaside: Saint Pair sur Mer. In this town there is a house you can see on page 96c. Chantal's grand-mother bought it in 1964. We got engaged in it and in the little chapel [Sainte Anne] which is just in front of the house in 1965. Since then we've often been there for holidays.
We bought this house from Mrs. Benier and her sister last year and since we are in it as often as possible[holiday, weekends]. We love that place, it's out Far-West, and it's a little bit of our life that we want to send you with this book.
Best love from Chantal, Paddy, Christine, Sibylle, Sandrine, Virginie.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:54 AM
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Ex libris copy of an art book: Keith Haring's signature on the checkout card.
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:47 PM
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"GOSSAMER OH GOSSAMER!" scrawled in a Literature book ten years ago.
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:57 AM
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:17 AM
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In my copy of Zen at War, there is a large passage highlighted and they wrote "FUCKED" at the top of the page.

& I paid $30 bucks for this, a paperback copy..
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:19 AM
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recently, i was flipping through an old text book of mine and found this note on top of one page which some girl must have clandestinely wrote.

"This is your P______ C_____________ book and this is my number, S____ ###-###-####"

too bad i never noticed it. her penmenship was poor though. maybe it was good thing i never noticed.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:49 AM
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My friend bought an old book that was in German. The book was perhaps 80 years old, maybe more. And there was a one page written item in it, that was academia related, and he read it and figured out that the professor who owned the book was a Nazi professor. Too bad I couldn't read it, but he showed it to me.
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:35 PM
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Anybody go to John Burroughs MS in Hollywood? In junior-high I loved drawing hairy vaginas in dictionaries. Anybody find any of 'em?
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:14 PM
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Not a book, but a CD booklet I bought at Amoeba a few years ago... I bought a used Tuvan throat singing CD with a considerable booklet included. Inside it were a few Post-Its of things to remember, as if someone were doing research. The notes were about Paul Pena and it was really interesting to wonder who in the hell was into it that much, and if I knew the person through my work.
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:36 AM
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A few years ago I bought a bibliography of Japanese literature on eBay that was annotated like crazy in a tiny, almost mechanical script. Even the endpapers had intricate time lines of Japanese authors going back to the Heian era. I thought it was too detailed to have been a casual student's old book.

I contacted the seller and he told me that he bought the estate of Nancy Andrew, translator of many Japanese authors, most notably Murakami Ryu's Almost Transparent Blue. She was dying and she sold all her books to this bookseller before she went to Japan to die. I bought several more of her former books and I treasure all of them.
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:26 AM
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^ that's a wonderful find
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Heh, heh. I found a paperback today with this notation,

Harold, don't forget the grapes!

along with this cute little guy.



I don't know if this is Harold or not...
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:55 PM
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in the copy of finnegans wake that i bought for one dollar i found an unused henri rousseau postcard.
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