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The little old lary down the street called me. She had two books she thought I might be interested in. Her late husband was an engineer. You could have knocked me over with a feather. Two volume set of Modern Machine Shop Practice --- First Edition. The covers are in bad shape but the pages are OK. I am taking them to a professional Book Binder tomorrow. I sure hope he can save these. ------ "Billy G"

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What year were they printed? Judging by the picture of the steam loco, they look real old.
 
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I will check that when I get to the book binders tomorrow. I don't want to take any chances with them at this point. They are fragile. ------ "Billy G"
 

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i love the old books!
great score!
 

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Not exactly tool gloat, but I think you still deserve a "you suck!". That's a nice windfall. Glad they found a good home, can't be many first eds left.
 

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The only things I get from the "little old lady" down the street are complaints and dirty looks! :rolleyes:

Very cool "find" Bill.

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...............I am taking them to a professional Book Binder tomorrow. I sure hope he can save these. ------ "Billy G"
How did you find a book binder? Keep us informed on how this works out and about what it cost. I have a couple of old books I would like to save.

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I envy you. Even though my almost 240 feet of book shelves are almost full, I would make room for them,
 

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Yup, very cool Bill. Let us know how the mending process works out for ya.
 

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My wife began her work in Williamsburg working in the Book Binder's Shop. I have several books she bound.
 

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thats a great find bill
they will be a lot of fun to read once fixed
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My youngest son is a binder 3rd shift at Rand MacNally
 

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What .... ? No finished pictures?....
 

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The equivalent in the 18th. C. compared to today for a bound book,not fancy,was $2000.00.
 

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Very nice , some relative would have tossed them. Very lucky to be there at the right time . Hope we get to see some of it .
 

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What .... ? No finished pictures?....
Nope, there won't be, not in this thread. Unfortunately the OP is no longer here, no reason to revive 5 yr old thread.
 
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