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Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

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Odes and Epodes
Horace, Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1901,

Gilt pictorial crimson morocco and with onlays on inner dentils, 4to, (good, hinges weak).

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    I want this because of reasons. This counts as studying for my Latin exam and writing my paper on Horace right?
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    Odes and Epodes Horace, Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1901, Gilt pictorial crimson morocco and with onlays on inner...
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    I loves me some Horace.
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    WANT The combination of Horace and beautiful binding is too good to be true.
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