He, of course, knew of my interest in art and drawing particularly, as well as comics and cartooning. He would cut some prices here and there so I could afford the drawing books, such as the Andrew Loomis books.
A 1947 book of Axel Gallen-Kallela drawings was a nice purchase for $6. Jim told me if I didn't like it after a while I could bring it back for an exchange, which I never did. It's only in the last few years that I realized the importance of the Kalevala fantasies that Gallen-Kallela will always be associated with.