Today I went to the Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair in Boston. I was in heaven, looking at all the rare old books, postcards, sheet music, advertisements, maps, cards, photos, etc. It was like a museum to me, most things out of my price range (a book of poetry by Emily Dickinson, 2,000 dollars).
Finally I settled on one item, a signed novel-- "Sapphia & the Slave Girl" --by my literary heroine-- Willa Cather. It wouldn't be my first choice. I would rather have "O Pioneers!" or "My Antonia." But the book is in excellent condition, and it's signed. This was Willa Cather's last novel, written in 1940.