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Old 12-05-2005, 10:33 AM
Don Draper Don Draper is offline
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I have the good fortune to be in acquaintance with a rare book dealer who specializes in unearthing rather odd literary curiosities. His most impressive volume though had to the genuine (certified by historians no less) Confederate States Army - guide to battlefield surgical procedures.

My acquaintance (being a bit of a scatterbrained old hippie) had left it on the floor of his apartment, at the bottom of a heap of other less interesting books, for several years (!) until one of our mutual friends happened to be snooping through his apartment (long story) and came across it. In fact, the dealer had forgotten he even had it.