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Post by Geoff » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:20 pm

I had to gloat!-Here in wee little Stephenville, TX a bookstore that had been closed down for sometime had the lights on so I stopped by. The owners let me in to look around, and I found and purchased several GREAT books at reasonable prices. They had much more I'd love to have purchased several greek readers and full works in Greek, (some loebs). But I have their #'s and perhaps they'll let me back in sometime.

PHarr's Homeric Greek - GREAT SHAPE-

Loeb- Marcus Aurelius - (greek and translation) - GREAT SHAPE- too bad I won't be reading it anytime soon, Quite a bit over my level :(

Follett Publishing Co. The Classic Greek Dictionary- Greek - English & English-Greek-1948; (C) 1927 - Great Shape
- I'm completely unfamiliar with this, does anyone know who put it together, or anything else about it?

Greek through Reading- Nairn & Nairn Ginn & Co -1952- Excellent shape like new- I'm not very familiar with this either. Looks like it will be a fun reader.

I got an English Grammar (an older one) and a Handy Latin dictionary (woodhouse) also. Another neat find is the History of Classical philology by Peck.

Pretty exciting stuff!

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Post by benissimus » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:26 pm

Nice! I really want Pharr's but I have to decide between that and H&Q...
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Post by klewlis » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:26 pm

congrats! I am jealous.

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Post by chad » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:12 am

Hi Geoff, how much were they? a tip i've discovered is to look in the "modern greek" section of 2nd hand bookstores... i've picked up the teubner herodotus for $15, and about 15 Oxford Classical Texts now, for $10-$12 each... :)

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Post by Geoff » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:38 am

The Aurelius, Peck and Greek Dict were all 12.50

The PHarr was 25

The Nairn was 15

The English Grammar (Nesfield-1922) was 3.00

The latin (woodhouse) was 7.00

But he gave me a %20 discount and (no tax) 8)

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Post by annis » Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:07 pm

Ooh! ooh! ooh!

Sometimes I take lunch by wandering down to one of the local used bookstores. I just found a nice Cambridge edition of Herodas, with app crit and discreet commentary. A 1966 edition of a 1922 work.
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Post by Geoff » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:45 pm

Hi, my name is Geoff

- ...and I'm a bibliofile :cry:

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Post by Lex » Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:46 am

Geoff wrote:Hi, my name is Geoff

- ...and I'm a bibliofile :cry:
Hiiiii, Geoff! Welcome to Bibliophiles Anonymous! :lol:

What bums me out is, I went to a local used bookstore today that supposedly has almost a million volumes (and I believe it; the place is huge). And out of almost a million volumes, they had one lousy book on the Greek language! One! And not a single Loeb book! Bummer!
I, Lex Llama, super genius, will one day rule this planet! And then you'll rue the day you messed with me, you damned dirty apes!

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Rock Bottom

Post by Geoff » Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:33 am

Lex,

You've hit rock bottom. You used to get excited about one small find, but it keeps taking more and more. At least we've admitted there's a problem.

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Re: Rock Bottom

Post by Lex » Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:51 am

Geoff wrote:Lex,

You've hit rock bottom. You used to get excited about one small find, but it keeps taking more and more. At least we've admitted there's a problem.
What are you saying, man? I don't have a problem! I can quit any time I want to! Umm... I just don't want to right now! Yeah, that's it, that's the ticket!

:lol: :wink:

Actually, I didn't even buy the one Greek book that was there. It didn't look all that good. I bought three old German books (a tutorial and two grammars) for $12 instead. And the three volume Hsitory of Freedom by Herbert Muller. That took care of my book jones (for the time being). :wink:
I, Lex Llama, super genius, will one day rule this planet! And then you'll rue the day you messed with me, you damned dirty apes!

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