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Here I'm holding a gift someone gave to someone else, for a birthday or just because, and they are undoubtedly dead


I have a few books like this, some Victorian, it always adds something to the book somehow. When I was student in the 90s the local charity shops were mines for this type of thing - local academic's books would turn up. Now they've seem to have centralised to some extent, actually checking the prices before selling in dedicated charity bookshops. The normal charity shops are left with the dross like Jeffery Archer novels.

I once found a small book of natural remedies for dogs printed during the War and gave it to my mam. It turned out to be pretty rare, so she donated it to the museum that looked at it for her.

My star find was a sex education manual called something like "The ABZ of Sex" from (I'm judging by the illustrations) the '50s. It was a really funny read, largely because the author couldn't seem to contain himself when writing on the subject of feet.
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