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. A copy of the costliest book in the world is owned by the library, one hundred of which were made for distribution only, at the cost of one thousand dollars each. Other copies were sent to the King of England, the Queen of Holland, the Emperors of Germany, Russia, China and Japan, and to famous museums and libraries in different parts of the world. This book describes and illustrates the marvellous collection of jade, giving a chronology of the mineral's life and history, that Reginald Heber Bishop, a native of Medford, presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. George Savary Wasson, son of David Atwood Wasson, is the author of three volumes of short stories, Cap'n Simeon's Store, published in 1903; The Green Shay, in 1905; and Home from Sea, in 1908. Many others of his stories have appeared in the Atlantic, the Outlook, and other periodicals. He is a marine artist, familiar with the men and the scenes of the Maine coast. He formed a habit of making a n