Sunday, October 14, 2007

Recent Acquisitions

- A Rochester, NY t.v. station reports that a first edition of Frederick Douglass' 1855 memoir My Bondage and My Freedom was found among the books destined for a Ronald McDonald House book sale in upstate New York. "Upon finding out about the book, Glen Jeter, a local McDonald's franchise owner, bought it, and then gave it back to be displayed at the new Frederick Douglass Resource Center, once the center is completed next spring." Jeter paid $400.

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A collection of historical and rare books on Banff belonging to legendary editor of the Banffshire Journal, Dr William Barclay, has been donated to the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society by his family," the Journal notes.