Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Billings Gazette reports that the librarians at Rocky Mountain College are searching for someone who got a real bargain at last spring's (!) annual book sale. They suspect that someone snagged just the first volume of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1719). The other two volumes are still at the library, and the director says if the buyer comes forward, they'll reunite the set, sell it online, and split the profits. This could be a really lucrative deal; the paper notes that just two complete sets of this edition are currently for sale on ABE (priced at $1500 and $2900).