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in these Shadows, of whom it could not have been said,

“He guards the treasures which he can't enjoy.” Altogether, the deficiencies of the present volume might urge me to undertake a second series. Without pledging myself to such an attempt, I may possibly employ my leisure in collecting some of the necessary materials, which, like those upon which the present volume has been based, have to be sought for in odd corners, as well as in open spaces, accessible to all.

Hampstead, October 19, 1865.

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SHADOWS OF THE OLD BOOKSELLERS.

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