I have an inscribed book of poems by Robert Frost, signed copy of Jimmy Carter's biography, signed copy of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, signed copy of Martian Radbury's Martian Chronicles. Will post pics when able. My friend kasi is an amateur book scout in the US. He combs through flea markets, garage sales, special bookstores to get valuable books such as first editions, signed books, etc. Sometimes he resells them for profit. Sometimes he keeps them for himself. Sometimes he sends some to me.
I also have an Old English grammar book supposedly used by JRR Tolkien (according to my friend and I there's no reason for me to doubt him) when he was in Oxford. It doesn't have his autograph but you can see his handwritten notes on the margins of the pages.
He is the best. He is cutting down na nga with his hobby because he said it could literally take over your life. It can get addictive daw. Its like a treasure hunt finding these books especially when you see these rare books being sold in flea markets or garage sales for a penny without their owners knowing their true value then he can resell them for hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars. There's a real market in the US for rare and antiquarian books.
Mountain Interval is a collection of poems by Robert Frost in 1920 which includes his most famous poem, The Road Not Taken. It is also inscribed by the author with a line from that poem, "I took the one less traveled by".
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