Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oxfam's 18th-Century Gift

People are supposed to drop off old, beat-up books that they didn't want anymore, but the people working at the Oxfam in Stirling, England,were a bit surprised at the 4 volumes that turned up in their charity bin. Some generous person dropped off four volumes of Lord Clarendon's History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England — dated 1731. Estimated value of each volume is about $300, but Oxfam is intending to building on the already profitable altruism. The entire set is six volumes, making them only ¾ of the way to what could be a $5,000 donation if they can find the matching missing volumes.

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