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June 21, 2011



Well, if you were reading an Irish Protestant tract, what did you expect? Surely you know there are no snakes in Ireland.

John Mark Ockerbloom

_The Last Days of Father Denis_ is extremely rare, by the look of it. The NYPL copy you saw is the only one listed in WorldCat, and the COPAC union catalog doesn't mention it at all.

NYPL is digitizing some of their older books, but I don't know how comprehensive or fast they can be at this point. You might be able to digitize it yourself if you want; that would let you look at it later at your leisure, and lets others see it too.

If you have a good-resolution digital camera with you, it might be feasible to take readable pictures of the page spreads (this one's only 48 pages) if something will hold the pages down. Many libraries also have scanners for patrons, though not all books will stand up to being put in one (it depends on the book condition and the scanner type.)

Once you have the pages digitized, places like the Internet Archive would be happy to host the digital copy.

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