Technically, these don't count as cheating! A ban on book-buying says nothing about books you're given for free! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!) And even my husband agrees that as academics, we can't pass up the opportunity when a professor gives away his or her library.
In addition to these fabulous musicology texts, there was also some fiction, and it would seem as if I was the only reader of classic literature in the group of eager bookish students, because I had no competition for these:
So then I had to figure out how to carry all of these for the rest of the day... Between stacks of library books for research and occasional finds like these, my arm muscles are going to get buff!
Many thanks to whomever it was who gave so many wonderful books away. They'll be extraordinarily useful to a new generation of scholars!