I had been on double-secret probation from the thrift stores after blowing out my monthly $20 budget over the summer at the Value Village near us on Crown Hill. I picked up a cool 1950s set of the Collier Junior Classics, which I found in excellent condition and just couldn't pass up. The time away allowed both Value Village and Goodwill to churn their books and look fresh again.
Today was a real score.
|Grosset & Dunlap "How And Why" series|
|two KICK ASS Golden Press hardcovers|
I have a Wes Anderson-like reverence for Jacques Cousteau, and I have nearly completed this set of his old books from Doubleday Press:
Fans of the movie "Rushmore" will remember the book Diving for Sunken Treasure in this series, a copy of which I have here.
And some general read-on-the-bus history stuff.
And one more staple. I have a good set of John Stuart Mill books from the 19th century, including his Political Economy, but only have "On Liberty" etc in shitty Penguin paperback.
This can go on my shelf between its sibling Oxford Press editions of Burke's Reflections and Maine's classic Ancient Law.
It was a good day. Altogether, spent $15 for these castaway books.