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Ga. Library Sale Turns Up Valuable Rare Books

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File photo of books in a library. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

File photo of books in a library. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A used-book sale to benefit a coastal Georgia library turned up a couple of rare and valuable editions.

The Jacksonville Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/12jYoFf ) the big catch at the Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library sale was a collection of magazine articles from Harper’s Weekly published from 1860 to 1865. Troup Nightingale of the library boosters’ group estimated the collection was worth $1,500.

Another prize among the sale’s typical stock of well-worn donated books was a 1957 first-edition copy of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Nightingale says the book sold for $90 but “it could be worth three times that.”

Proceeds from the book sale, which ran from Wednesday through Saturday, go to the Brunswick-Glynn County Library.

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