And, no. I did not pay $5.98 for it.
The shopping trip was right successful. Little ‘Phen will be the main beneficiary of my success, but I scored, too!
First we have The Penguin Book of Limericks, E.O. Parrott, ed. Bloomsbury Books, London, 1991. 800+ limericks!
The limerick is furtive and mean;
You must keep her in close quarantine,
Or she sneaks to the slums
And promptly becomes
Disorderly, drunk and obscene.
-- Morris Bishop
[The ‘verse’ block in Gutenberg has no formatting options. Sorry.]
Next is Everyday Life in Bible Times, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. 1967. It’s NatGeo in 1967 so it’s filled with photographs, photographs of paintings and sculptures, bible verses, and various information graphics. But no table of contents. Weird. I’ll thoroughly examine this
crappy old book some other day.
And then we come to From Mother Goose to Dr. Seuss: Children’s Book Covers 1860 – 1960.
For these treasures I paid The Palmer Home Thrift Store $5.00, and the Sovereign State of Mississippi $0.35.
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