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    an unbelievable gift I've been wanting to tell you about!

    You won’t believe this! Many of you know that yesterday was my birthday, and thanks for all of the kind wishes. One of my friends came over and brought me the most amazing gift I have been so excited to tell everyone.

    It is the entire first edition set, 54 volume collection of Great Works of the Western World!

    Can you believe that? She found them at an antique store for 32 bucks! Also unbelievable. They don’t even look like they have ever been read. The spines are all stiff and the pages are perfect.

    I wasn’t able to post yesterday and I thought about staying up late, but I was tired. I’ve been dieing to tell everyone.

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    wow what an amazing gift!! that's a friend to treasure, one who can hunt for good bargains and knows you well enough to pick just the right bargain for you!

    happy birthday and congrats again on the awesome gift
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    WHOOEE congratulations! That is a gift in a million, motherhubbard, may you get full enjoyment out of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motherhubbard View Post
    You won’t believe this! Many of you know that yesterday was my birthday, and thanks for all of the kind wishes. One of my friends came over and brought me the most amazing gift I have been so excited to tell everyone.

    It is the entire first edition set, 54 volume collection of Great Works of the Western World!

    Can you believe that? She found them at an antique store for 32 bucks! Also unbelievable. They don’t even look like they have ever been read. The spines are all stiff and the pages are perfect.

    I wasn’t able to post yesterday and I thought about staying up late, but I was tired. I’ve been dieing to tell everyone.
    That is indeed wonderful! But what might make it even more special, if possible, imagine her standing there in that bookstore, coming upon that set and your name lit up in her mind!

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    Oooh, WOW. Congratulations, mother, that sounds FANTASTIC!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    That is indeed wonderful! But what might make it even more special, if possible, imagine her standing there in that bookstore, coming upon that set and your name lit up in her mind!
    it did, too!

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    What a wonderful gift. Friends that know you well enough to pick such a perfect gift are good too. Hope you had a happy birthday, sorry I didn't get to post in the thread to tell you yesterday.

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    A great gift indeed. Now you won't have to buy any books for a few months maybe Belated Birthday wishes by the way.
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    Wow, this seems like a wonderful gift!

    And Happy Belated Birthday!
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    wow! what a bargain! What titles are there?

    Happy birthday btw!
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    Wow, my Dad has had those on a huge bookcase (and I believe he's read all of them) for as long as I can remember...

    I believe that the books are basically all the great works up to like freud... Philosophy, History, Literature, and Math/Science... So it's a great start for the person who wants to read/know everything

    Oh, Happy Birthday!

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    Wow, congrats! My mother has a collection of great works (about 40) called the Modern Library, which I often steal from. It gives you sort of a complete feeling to know a whole collection of great lit is at your dispense
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