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  1. #1
    Sep 2005
    Paso Robles
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    Old Books ???

    Anybody know anything about Old Books ? It's complete in pages I'll let the pic's talk for themselves , it's 181 years old, Thanks, DarrellClick image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    "Call me ArfieBoy"

    Aug 2011
    N.E. Oregon
    Compass X-70, II, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass X-100, Compass Judge 2,
    1248 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very cool old book! I don't know enough about them to help you, but I think it is a great piece to have, if just for its age! Good luck with finding more information!
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  3. #3
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    456 times
    Metal Detecting
    Go to bookfinder.com, put in the author and part of the title, choose "used," "no ISBN," and "hardcover" and see what you find.

  4. #4
    Sep 2005
    Paso Robles
    Teknetics G2
    315 times
    It's getting interesting, bookfinder.com was a nothing burger, Dave Sanderson Books (Rare Books, Utah), nothing....Found 6 Universities that had the 1854 version different Publisher and a 1848 version different Publisher but NO ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION 1839, still looking....
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  5. #5
    Apr 2009
    Fisher F70
    2365 times
    Interesting book.

    A google search of pashal donaldson indicates he's associated with many interesting older books from this time period.
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  6. #6

    Mar 2014
    869 times
    Also check Abebooks. It looks like it was an edition printed for a church. Which may explain why you canít find another exactly like it. Because it was a short run for a limited group. It looks to have interesting subject matter. After all who doesnít like heathens. I would be curious if there were any editions printed on a larger scale.
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  7. #7
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    6974 times
    Happy: With an unusual title such as you have, the first place
    I check is WorldCat. If the book exists, they would be the most
    likely spot to find a record of it.


    Here is some more on Donaldson:

    The Odd-fellows' Offering

    The title is listed on WorldCat, however it is an 1854 reprint.

    Being that your copy is a 1839 printing, it may be desirable
    to collectors. He wrote a great many items for the Odd Fellows
    as well as the Masons, so if your printing is unique, you may be
    surprised at the interest it may garnish if offered for sale.

    Condition, however, is not good. It's heavily foxed, and the
    covers/binding could sure use some work.

    Time to do the homework and confirm that it's the earliest
    known printing.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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  8. #8
    Sep 2005
    Paso Robles
    Teknetics G2
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    Yeah I just found out that he was a Freemason and wrote "The Odd Fellows Textbook and Manual"....now my links never work here, but you can read this book by following this Link ....<https://archive.org/details/oddfellowstextb00dona> and Thank You
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    Sep 2005
    Paso Robles
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ID:	1869771Now I'll tell you all something you didn't know, My Mom recently passed away on Aug. 24th, 2020, at the age of 95, she was the Family Genealogist for over 60 years and on both sides of My Parents we are RICH in Ancestors from the Pilgrims, Royals and Huguenots, some American Indian and also Ancient England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales and France/Germany/Spain, anyhow that's how I inherited the book, my brothers and sisters didn't want it, so I took it. The Book is passed down thru My Mom's Mother's Families of which originally belonged to one of my great great grandfather's, Hilam C. Scofield of whom was a Preacher most of his life. His name is in the front page of the Book (see pic's), also added his Biography here as well and the Family Chart Page (look towards the bottom, middle) and then another pic....Was he also a Freemason ? I don't know, on my Mom's Father side there definitely were Freemasons and also on my Dad's Father side. We are Super Related to like 40 to 50 or more percent of other Americans and the Allied Families are in the Thousands, one notable family most of us know of is the James Families of 1650 (Jesse & Frank James), I think everybody is related to Jesse James and if you are then your related to me, somehow. Enough talk, here's some pic's....Darrell
    Last edited by HappyTrails55; Oct 08, 2020 at 03:24 PM.
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  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Jul 2016
    Central MI
    E-Trac, Equinox 800, Go-Find 66, ACE 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I can tell you that it’s priceless to your family. Maybe is worth some coin to someone else but it would be worth more to your grand children.
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  11. #11

    Mar 2014
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow, that book is too old. But if it's priceless then for me I rather keep it and stay on my bookshelf for a long time.
    HappyTrails55 likes this.



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