Twenty Back Issues of The Amateurs’ Digest arrived today from Terrace Horticultural Books

Marina Welham's The Amateurs' Digest - 20 back-issues arrived 17 September 2019
Marina Welham’s The Amateurs’ Digest – 20 back-issues arrived 17 September 2019

Twenty back issues arrived today in near-mint condition from from Terrace Horticultural Books, “Used and rare books, seed and plant catalogs, ephemera and periodicals bought and sold”.  Thank you, Terrace!

These will go to the top of my scanning list, along with my first lot from eBay, several weeks ago.  Here’s what came in, that you now can look forward to, that I will eventually scan, so subscribe.

All Six Issues from Volume 8
Volume 8, Issue 1, May 1996
Volume 8, Issue 2, July 1996
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 1996
Volume 8, Issue 4, November 1996
Volume 8, Issue 5, January 1997
Volume 8, Issue 6, March 1997

All Six Issues from Volume 7
Volume 7, Issue 1, May 1995
Volume 7, Issue 2, July 1995
Volume 7, Issue 3, September 1995
Volume 7, Issue 4, November 1995
Volume 7, Issue 5, January 1996
Volume 7, Issue 6, March 1996

All Six Issues from Volume 6
Volume 6, Issue 1, May 1994
Volume 6, Issue 2, July 1994
Volume 6, Issue 3, September 1994
Volume 6, Issue 4, November 1994
Volume 6, Issue 5, January 1995
Volume 6, Issue 6, March 1995

A couple of these, from 1994, are duplicates of issues I already have, which is alright, because I will submit them to the cataloging department of Canada’s National Library and Archives in Ottawa.  They have an undisclosed number of Marina’s cactus journals, “kin preservation,” where I presume it’s hard to look at them.  So, I will donate my duplicates with a request that they be made available to the public.

Special Edition 1994
This Special Edition includes a cover letter from Marina to the subscriber announcing a $2 credit for an over-payment.  There is also a multi-page insert with pricing and bonus information on how to get a free subscription.  (Obviously, this is historical material, it’s not for sale any more.)  Best news:  I’ve scanned it, Special Edition 1994 is already online, free to read via Google Docs, the new embedder.  Scribd isn’t working this week, and I couldn’t wait another day to see if they’ll fix it.  (This is actually, Friday, 20 September, 2019, and I’m putting all this week’s posts up at once, including a complete scan of The Amateurs’ Digest Special Edition from 1994, from Terrace Books.  Look for it on the 1994 tab.)

Special Edition 1993
This one is 68 pages, counting front and back covers, and is bound in cirlox spiral binding.

Thank you again, Terrace Horticultural Books, in Minnesota, USA, for very prompt service, these items arrived in no time, in excellent condition, which is really important to be able to scan them.  One comment:  no need for customs duties from US to Canada on used reading material.  I had to pay an extra $15 cash at the door to get the parcel.  Until today, I have never had to pay customs duties on Marina’s journals from eBay, or on the huge box of them last week from Florida through Biblio, or on used books in general that I buy for my own interest on other subjects from Amazon.

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