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Secret patron helps library unveil history

Latest $500,000 donation will save, open treasures

In 2006, when the Boston Public Library’s vast collection of rare books and manuscripts was in great need of repair, a concerned patron ­offered to help preserve some of its irreplaceable treasures.

“I just want to save some books,” the patron said.

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