|Number 217, 1940|
Some "wisenstein ** " did not know that yes the book was printed with the wrong colour cover but just as many of them were printed as the other numbers on either side of this one so it wasn't rare. It was simply a mistake. Fortunately it wasn't a book I wanted so I did not argue with them once I told them and they looked at me as if I had no brain or education in the area. Nothing worse than someone who professes to know everything about a topic but once they open their mouth the wrong words come out.
Last week I completed my weekly rounds of the Op shops (Vinnies and Red Cross) and I found several beautiful old first published Penguins in a pretty good condition, one in particular in the 20 cent bin.
Vinnie's gets wonderful books in but they are sorted by a very dodgy character who hoards books in his own home and having had several rounds of the "Start Playing Fair game and stop putting every first edition known to man in the boot of your car when noone is looking" things have settled down a bit. I hear the manager has since caged him in the back with a line he is not allowed to walk over.
Vinnies has 5 levels of shelves. New books go onto the top shelves, each week all books are moved one shelf down. Books at the bottom of the shelf are moved to the 20 cent bin. Books not sold from the 20 cent bin are sent to landfill.
|Pelican first A 475 - 1960|
Today I will share those books I found. Tomorrow I shall have finished the Penguin book I am now reading and will post up a review. I need to get cracking on the Century of Books Challenge. I laugh every time I think of it but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Happy reading.
**Wisenstein- my word for someone who thinks they know everything in a particular area but don't really know the first thing about what they are saying.
|The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
No. L 54- Penguin Classics 1st
|No. 2848- 1968|
a rather boring cover
|Inscription on inside of book The Imitation of Christ|
Number L 27 - first published Penguin Classic 1952
A well travelled book published in England, Nigerian address
found in Tasmania.