The fruit of my auction (times ten). It is not often that I receive books in the mail. I tend to avoid purchasing titles online (it is just too easy) and instead prefer to scout books in used bookstores (where else?) wherever I can. My work requires frequent travel, and rarely do I leave a town without a treasure.
On the other hand auctions – specifically Angling Book Auctions- happen so infrequently I can justify the expenditure to try to win one token item (or, in auction parlance,”lot”). There is a certain pleasure in participating in the events, and I consider the catalog as a reference of sorts (particularly if it is illustrated).
I will let you know when I find another Angling Book Auction. At this rate, the auction houses will find me!