. . . owning them is why I buy most of my chess books. Openings, endgames, tourn books, etc. I've got the Muller and Lamprecht book on endings but I have never read it! Every day I remind myself to pick it up and maybe learn a trick or two. But too bloody lazy. Right now, the idea of possessing the thing is perfectly satisfying.
By the way, I walked into the Delizia cafe the other day (it's a cafe which happens to also have a bookstore inside) and guess what I found? A perfectly preserved Australian Chess Into the 80's and signed by the man himself! I'm going back tomorrow to buy it. It's always good to own two!