Life-sized body parts made of beeswax? What are those for? In holy places throughout Europe, such as Fatima and Montserrat, ex voto anatomico are purchased then presented to saints.
Every book-collector dreams of finding a rare first-edition jumbled in with tattered paperbacks and dusty old text books. Before we even opened this beautiful gift book, we knew it was special. It might not be worth thousands of dollars, but it is indeed a first edition. And the story we discovered is perhaps more valuable than the book itself.