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Rare & Antique Books

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Cosimah2o, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Cosimah2o

    Cosimah2o Active Member

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    Anyone else collect Rare books ?? Anyone else purchase Antique and Collectible books often ??
    >>> By the way, the antique and rare books have subtly different connotations .

    I consider myself a pragmatic collector, that is, I collect some rare books ( first editions ) about specialized/technical subjects in different areas, that besides, were a milestone in itselfs (( very useful knowledges, btw ))
    Let's say, without realizing myself, I am collecting books about the mountaineering exploits and ski exploits ( in multiple editions and in different languages) I begun to read antique books and couldn't stop :D I guess, I carry the collectors virus

    There is an essay called Why Collect Books about this strange virus that you can read in part :

    Courage Sparkchaser :rofl


     
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    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Your post gives great comfort here. :eek:
    The collecting urge as you describe it is alive and well here, but has been restrained so far from breaking out into rare or collectible forms.
    There are quite enough books already available, thank you, that attract our attention and cry out to be added to our shelves of more books than can possibly be read in a lifetime. Or several.
    Dunno know how it happened, but I'm not complaining either.
    They are nice to have. And the reward comes in being able to select one right off the shelf when looking for something new to read.
    Thanks for the comfort.
    Much comfort to you too. :rolleyes:

    And happiness,
    Peder

    PS: The joy of being able to shop The Strand is a separate happiness.
     
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    Cosimah2o Active Member

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    Peder, thanks for the reply !! :D
     
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    You are very welcome.
    :)
     

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