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by Craig Stark

#147, 23 August 2010

Two suggestions for scanning in this issue:

One is a method for using your iPhone or Droid for real-time ScoutPal scanning, and another uses a device you might not have heard of - an Opticon Bluetooth Scanner (OPN 2002), paired with an iPhone, iPad or both.

Also today, Pamela Palmer's Top 10 on eBay. In August 2010, Stephen King dominated the Fiction Top 10 with an ARC of Night Shift coming in at #1. Another writer who placed more than once was Robert E. Howard whose Arkham House science fiction publications The Rarest Solomon Kane Wandering Star and Skull Facecame in at #4 and #5. Napoleon (Taschen) topped the non-fiction list with both recent and titles over a century old filling in the rest. A 1878 Chess Strategy, by Sam Loyd, a pair of 1880s Alice in Wonderland and an 1880s Dr. Thorne, by Trollope were among the older titles on the non-fiction list. If you are scratching you head at a Trollope novel listed as Books > Nonfiction, you are not alone. In the Antiquarian and Collectible category, a 1655 Don Quijote de la Mancha lead the pack at $20,000, followed by a book of hours, a 1475 Cicero title, a Vince Lombardi 1st edition, and a Shakespeare second folio of Romeo and Juliet.

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