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ANTIQUE VHTF RARE FIRST EDITION Books and Reading Noah Porter Scribner 1871 See original listing
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Item is close to 150 years old, so has some definite wear and tear, but when you see the pictures,

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31 Mar, 2014 14:49:35 BST
US $129.95
Approximately £77.67
US $41.45 (approx. £24.78) USPS First Class Mail Intl / First Class Package Intl Service | See details
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States


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Seller notes: Item is close to 150 years old, so has some definite wear and tear, but when you see the pictures, you will be AMAZED at its condition. The binding is loose and the top of the binding is pretty frayed. The pages are in impeccable condition (I tried to make sure there were none missing, but it's hard to do with tweezers!). The bottom of the binding is slightly frayed. There are NO major scratches on the book at all. This is overall, in EUC if you figure in its age.
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1st Edition

Up for sale is an EXTREMELY RARE and VERY HARD TO FIND FIRST EDITION 1871 copy of Books and Reading by Noah Porter. When researching this, the earliest copy ever found was from 1783. They didn't even have the copy, just scans. I am NOT a book expert by any means, but if this book says it was entered into the Library of Congress in 1870 and was published in 1871, I think this may be the first copy printed. I have actually emailed the website to let them know they have an incorrect date and that I would provide them pictures to prove that this is, in fact, older than they initially thought. Please read above for a detailed description on the condition of this absolutely astounding find from an Estate sale. Then do me a favor and google it. Please prove me wrong that this is NOT the first listed copy. Because if it is, then it is highly possible that I have grossly underpriced this! Before someone out there is able to make a liar out of me, get your hands on this beautiful and well-preserved piece of history. Imagine being at a party you're hosting and bringing this out? Talk about impressing your friends! Don't forget to keep that book collector in mind as well. This would practically be a PRICELESS gift! 

This item includes FREE domestic shipping (through Media Mail) AND a FREE bonus gift!

Thanks for Looking and Good Luck!!

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Returns: Due to the nature of this item, returns will NOT be accepted. Please remember that before you commit to buy. Thanks!

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