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Confusing Future Bibliophiles

Recently, I was browsing a used-book store when I came across an interesting and obscure 1950s book about German espionage in Britain during the early part of WWII. (“Some Were Spies”, by the Earl Jowitt.) The price was right, and I bought it and took it home with me.

Having looked at it a bit, this particular copy of the book presents something of a mystery.

It’s evidently changed hands a number of times – at least twice in the UK, to judge from prices written in shilling/pence notation inside. It was valued enough that someone, somewhere, put a clear archival cover on the dust-jacket.

Oh, and inside is a yellowed piece of newspaper…
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on June 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »