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Old 04-24-2017, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by teela brown View Post
I have a first of edition of Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys, which was published in 1871, I believe.
My English professor at the University of Michigan owned a first edition copy of Tristram Shandy, which was split into smaller coat-pocket size volumes. From the 1760's.

2-3 of the volumes...were signed by Laurence Sterne as a form of copyright protection.

He died in 1768 and I held books written by him. We flipped through the pages and everything. It was incredible.

Probably the oldest museum-type item I've touched.

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