Thursday, November 05, 2009

NaBloPoMo 5 - Exciting Finds

Our parish isn't very cash rich, but the people are still extremely generous. In a bid to raise money people have been donating things for the parish ebay account. We've had rice cookers, steppers, china, dolls and more.

But there's this book. Oh my the book. When I was handed it, I actually was lost for words.??

A plaine and familiar exposition of the Ten commandements ??With a methodicall short catechisme, containing briefly the principall grounds of Christian religion by John Dod

The publishing date is 1625. I'm not convinced that it's actually 400 odd years old, it could be a later re print as another work seems to be bound with it. The endpapers seem to have been used to practice handwriting and to test pens. Basically, it's fantastic. And I'm at a loss at what to do with it. I know there are book sellers who specialise in rare and antique books. I shall I have to investigate one.

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