Thursday, 5 November 2009

AbeBooks for second hand books

A useful site for the purchase of second hand books that can help with your research is www.abebooks.com. The website now releases information on the most expensive sales that it makes each month, and for October, it was a Scottish book - The Scots Musical Museum by James Johnson, for $8,500. The book was a pivotal collection of Scottish music compiled by Johnson with contributions, both musically and editorially, by Robert Burns - published in 1792 as four volumes, with this edition bound in two. The collection gained international recognition after arrangements by Haydn and Beethoven.

Usually the books I buy from AbeBooks are on the somewhat cheaper end of the scale! Last month I purchased a rare book on the history of Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary in Ireland for just under fifty Euros, which contained an account of Irish civil war battles in the area in which my wife's great grandparents' generation were involved. A useful resource, and always worth a quick browse!

Chris

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