Books to Benefit gave this little book to the S.H. Booth Library in Newtown, CT. It had been given to a young boy attending school in Sandy Hook, CT, as a prize for arithmetic. The library was both touched and very pleased that we thought to contact them
Mysteres de la Main--Revelations Completes dates from the late 1880s. It is an early work on palmistry and graphology. The author, Adolphe Desbarrolles, was friends with Alexandre Dumas fils, to whom he wrote the introduction, and he also used a drawing of Victor Hugo's hand to help illustrate his work. This book found a home with the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library of the Theosophical Society, in Wheaton, IL
Better Angels was placed with the McLean County Museum of History because it has Bloomington roots in the figure of an old African American woman who shares her memories of cooking for President Lincoln when he visited Union troops in Washington, D.C. She knew Lincoln from his circuit-riding days, and she tells how her simple home cooking was the comfort food the President needed in dark days.