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I like to think of all these books I collect as “historical documents” (quote-unquote). This one was particularly cool for having an actual historical document hidden within its pages. A 1967 draft notice:

I’m going to see if I can find the original recipient of this notice in case he wants it back!


The Cell, 1964

Sorry this is so filthy. It came out of the Free Box. Design by Walter Behnke.


Church up the street had a rummage sale, and I found this great series. Uses overprinting to good effect.

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To think there was a time for me that textbooks only inspired a sense of dread…

textbook, 1973, houghton mifflin

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