I "NEEDED" to find a copy of Godfrey Hodgson's The Gentleman From New York : Daniel Patrick Moynihan. My usual sources turned up dry so I resorted to buying a copy, in hardback, on line.
The price is whatever the seller declares. That the book is worth that price is incalculable to a buyer until he reads it, by then it is too late. If the price line crosses the willingness to pay line books change hands. My copy of Mr. Hodgson's book cost 14 cents plus $3.85 shipping. Sight unseen, I feel I've gotten my money's worth, but I'll always wonder why they bothered.
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