My own latest rare book acquisition, of a Mexican book of 1906 from a used / antiquarian bookshop in Mexico City, was a far more modest purchase-- but important in its way. This three minute video that shows some pages from the book is in Spanish-- but if your Spanish is rusty, no worries, you'll get the idea if you know that Francisco I. Madero was the leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico 1911-1913.
How much did I shell out for it? Well, let me put it this way: instead, I could have purchased:
1/2 of one Luchese cowboy boot
|Maybe one could hold the 1/2 boot |
onto one's calf with an
extra large rubber band?
1 pair hot pink (pourquoi pas?) Doc Martens
|Alas, I lack the coordinating wardrobe.|
25 pounds of roasted unsalted peanuts.
Rare books pricing is a rather mysterious endeavor. Bring your pendulum.