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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Nov. 29. 1971 Big George! Virgil Partch Investing in Rare Books Not for Rank Amateurs "Turnuboul is NOT fair play! For Better Health Physician May Be Able To Help Acne Problem By Dr. S.L. Andelman "What can I do about my terrible a trou- bled teen-ager writes. "Would it do any good to see my doc- A doctor might be able to help this young person and others like him who are trou- bled by acne. If acne persists despite good cleaning and proper use of lotions and creams, it may be something a physician should take charge of. A doctor may prescribe a preparation to apply to the skin to reduce oUiness and produce mild peeling. He also may open the inflamed lesions and remove some of the black- heads. He'll most certainly warn against picking, scratch- ing, popping and squeezing the blackheads and lesions. This only makes things worse. The doctor may also recom- mend ultraviolent light treat- ment or X-ray therapy. Vi- tamins, antibiotics and hor- mones may also be given. Common Acne is a common skin condition that afflicts most people during the teen years and can make adolescence a particularly difficult time. Parents used to tell their children not to worry, that they'd "outgrow" aenc. We now know that can be a seri- ous mistake. Treatment can improve appearance and mini- mize the problem of perma- nent scars. Acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and sometimes small boils. It appears most often on the face Dr. Andelman but also shows up on the back, chest, shoulders and neck. Even though treatment includes washing frequently with mild soap and warm wa- ter, acne is not a disease of dirt. It begins under the skin, not on top of it. Not Dietary Contrary to what most peo- ple think, acne is not primari- ly a dietary disease either. Some patients find that cer- tain foods, particularly choco- late and fats, make their acne worse, but following the strict- est diet won't clear the skin by itself. Lotions and creams avail- able at the drugstore may help somewhat, but be careful to read the directions on the label and follow them careful- ly. If the skin becomes irritat- ed, stop using the lotion. Medicated preparations are available to cover the blemish- es but non-oily cosmetics are usually safer. Remove all cosmetics at bedtime. Dr. Andelman welcomes letters outUnlng problems be may discuss in future col- umns. He regrets, however, he cannot personally answer mail. Write to him In care of Tbe Gazette. By Sylvia Porter NEW YORK Item: Last yeur, a two-volume set of original drawings for LaFon- taino's "Fables" (1729-34) by B. Oudry, was auctioned in Paris for This same work sold in 1945 for Item: Last year, rare-book dealer Hans Kraus sold an illustrated 13th Century Ger- man psalter for In Ixmdon, a Persian illuminated manuscript, dating from 1590, brought Item: A "first edition" of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" would cost about (if you could find at least 30 times what it would have cost in the late 1050s. And a single page of the Gutenberg Bible now sells for or more, with pages of exceptional interest e.g., containing the Lord's Prayer going for as much as It's improbable that you have considered rare books and manuscripts an area in which to invest and Kraus warns that "an amateur would be a fool to try to make money in rare books." Nevertheless, the fact is that in dramatic contrast to the bear market In stocks and in other familiar Investment spheres In recent years, Kraus reports "top material, costing and up, still is rising in value by 10 to 20 percent a year." Let's say, therefore, that you are determined to learn enough to get out of the rank amateur class, that you have a special liking for rare books, manuscripts, etc., and that you want to commit a reasonable proportion of your ncstcgg to this area. Here, from Kraus, are possibilities for you, the little investor: Scientific and medical papers describing important discoveries and inventions. As one example of what has been MARMADUKE happening here, just in the lust 15 years, copies of Copernicus' "De Revolutionists" (1543) have soared from to Similar original papers on such breakthroughs as Sylvia Porter penicillin, polio vaccine, th transistor, tranquilizers atomic fission, jet propulsion the synthesis of DNA, birt control innovations, etc. A investment in a well-chosen scientific article can turn into a or value in less than decade. Your key rule: Kee] the entire issue of the journa in which the article appears but keep it in perfect condition First editions of modern young authors and playwrights who show great literan promise. Since 1950, well selected examples of modern literature have more than quintupled in value. One edi tion of James Joyce's illustrated by Ma- tisse, now sells for A first edition of Nabokov's "Lolita" recently sold for If you try collecting first edi- tions, though, handle them with care! If the pages are un- cut, don't cut them or even open and read them. Don't remove the dust jacket. Just wrap "them in plastic and carefully put them away. Children's books with "a certain eternity." In the early 1970s, a first edition o'f "Pinocchio" (Carlo Lotenzini, 1880) was selling for to Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" was at the level. By Anderson teeming One reason for these high values is that perfect copies of any children's books are rare. More recently, here are some of my own choices for children's books which could become classics: The Dr. Seuss books, the Hobbit books. "Peter and "Stuart books written illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Comic books. But make sure they're in perfect condition and have that "aura of eternity." You have to have a feel for quality. Early (18-10-50) books printed in the West Nevada, California, Oregon such as accounts of kidnapings by In- dians, even postal directories and railroad timetables. Very early trade catalogs such as Scars Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs. Old school books and works a rank amateur would primers. Even telephone books and almanacs If they arc "first editions." You must beware the traps. Even a nu'nor economic reces- sion is likely to swamp the market with "weakly less expensive works and force down prices (at least tem- porarily) of precisely the own. Really fine treasures rarely conic on the market, and when they do, they tend to be snapped up by big institutional and individual collectors. You must learn the fine points. But if you shop carefully, follow the rules and keep what you buy in perfect condition, your chances are excellent of substantial gain over the long "Did you say something to hurt his Gift Ideas for His Casual Hours... Exciting, New Sport Shirts with a soft silky feel He'll savor the colorful new look and soft feel of these 100% polyester or 100% Arnel triacetate sport shirts. The colors are alive, the patterns sharp and neat. Machine washable and dryable. Pick his out tomorrow. S14tos20 Classic styling very prac- tical! Another year of the thermostat means the cardi- gan is a more ideal gift than ever before. This one is made from warm 100% Orion acryl- ic and is completely washable and dryable. Choice of yellow, blue, camel, green or navy. Sizes medium thru XL. 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