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Roland Park resident shows his rare book collection of explorers

Roland Park resident shows his rare book collection of explorers

"I love history," declared David Scheffenacker Jr., telling the story of how, at age 25, he walked into a rare books store in downtown Baltimore. "The minute I walked in, I was hooked," he said. "All I wanted to do was buy books." His late grandfather, Thomas Butler, former chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and namesake of Butler Cabin, where the trophy is awarded for The Masters, left him three books written and inscribed by a close friend, President Dwight D. Eisenhower. "I thought that was the coolest thing I'd ever seen, to be holding a book that Eisenhower had actually held himself and written in to my grandfather," Scheffenacker...

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