[ModLib] Hemingway G59.1

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Mon Jul 14 22:22:22 EDT 2014

Hi Art,

Thanks for an additional confirmation on G59.1.

I have heard a lot of good things about the Book Thief; my wife and a few
of my kids read it and highly recommend it.  Good point about the ease
with which one can build a home library today in our society.


> The DJ on my copy of G59.1 matches the Gd jacket with 281 titles on the
> inside and 284 on the back jacket flap. The price was $1.45.
> One interesting note is the original owner's name and the words
> "Christmas, 1942" inscribed inside the book. It appears that this might
> have been a Christmas gift to himself. Clearly purchased in late, 1942.
> Ironically, I am currently reading the Book Thief by Australian author
> Markus Zusak. In that same year, 1942, the main character, Liesel
> Meminger, who lives in Germany, has only a few books in her possession,
> but cherishes each one beyond measure. It makes me think about the
> incredible luxury of being able to collect literally thousands of books as
> a hobby in today's world.
> I am looking at the books in my collection in a somewhat different light
> today.
> Art

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