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  • Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:02:53    Permalink
    The $25 Book

    When I began my bookselling career as a maritime specialist, I made my living peddling $25 books. There were thousands of them – histories by people like Lubbock, Chatterton or Morison; autobiographies and adventures by Villiers or Newby; technical studies by Chapelle, Herreshoff, or MacGregor; sea yarns by Kent, O’Brian, and Forester; reprints of literary classics by Melville or the incomparable Slocum. There seemed to be an endless demand for them among ship modelers, amateur historians, and armchair sailors.

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