Pressed between the pages were four leaf clovers...at least a dozen or more. They were spread throughout the 1885 history book.
These I tried to take out and they crumpled to the touch. I think they were in the book when purchased. Who finds that many 4 leafers? Supposedly, only 1 in 10,000 "shamrocks" have four leaves. I've never found one. I left the rest in the book, even though they are discoloring the pages. It's just part of the history.