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Spring used book sale begins today

April 25, 2007

The Hagerstown Branch of AAUW will host its spring Used Book Sale, today through Sunday, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Friday. Saturday will be half-price day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday will be Bag Day from noon to 3 p.m. Bags of books will cost $5 each; six bags will cost $20.

Books of all categories are collected throughout the year, processed, sorted, priced and boxed by AAUW members. Profits from the sale total more than $35,000, with the money disbursed between scholarships to Washington County students attending colleges, Washington County Free Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Though all categories of books are available, many are valuable. The special books will be in their own corner under "Collectible and Old and Rare!" Some of the books are:

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· "A Day That is Done," 1916, by Lenore Hamilton Wilson

· "The Ballad of the Howling Hound and Other Poems," by Archibald Rutledge

· "Wilderness" (signed limited edition), by Rockwell Kent

· "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," illustrated by Ralph Barton

· "But Marry Brunettes," 1st edition, 2nd printing, 1928

· "Maryland Time Exposures," 1840-1940, Mamie and Warren E. Warden

· "Message to Garcia," Elbert Hubbard

· "U.S. Passenger Ships," 1920 (rare pamphlet)

· "U.S. Official Pictures of The World War, Volume 1," 1928

· "Castle Films" - 16mm Headline Edition

Books being offered by silent bid only are:

· "Little Black Sambo," by Helen Bannerman, 2nd printing, 1976

· "Little Black Sambo," illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, 1948

· "Bull Run to Bull Run or Four Years in the Army of Northern Virginia," 1900, by George Bailor

· "The Journal of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon," transcribed from original U.S. Government Archives, 1969, by A. Hughlett Mason

· "The Old Pike," by Thomas B. Searight, 1971

· " A Doll's Christmas," by Tasha Tudor, 1950

· "John Wayne, a Tribute," with a commemorative golden John Wayne Medal, by Norman Goldstein

· "The Night Before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore, with illustrations by Grandma Moses, 1961

· "Drawings of the North American Indians," by George Catlin, 1984

· "My Maryland," 1952, 1st edition and signed by A. Aubrey Bodine.

For more information about the book sale, call Jeanne Stoner at 301-733-2007.

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