My Father had a passion for books. Didn't matter what kind...he loved them all.
~*FRONT PAGE of BEAUTIFUL GEMS*~
I hope someday to own one or two of his most favorite...he had an amazing collection.
~*My FATHER...about 1993*~
Early this past Summer my Mother and I attended an amazing estate sale here in my town. It was a family-run-sale (my favorite kind) and the contents of the home were incredible. I scored a vintage Remington Typewriter, two amazing handmade vintage evening dresses (all hand stitched and dyed) and one of those large copper pots with perfectly placed patina. I also snagged a ton of old books...about thirty or so. Most of them had been stored away for at least fifty years or more and just seeing them made me think about my Dad. He would have loved a sale like this one, and no doubt would have bought the same pick of books I had if given the chance.
As thrilled as I was over the Typewriter, clothing and old boiling pot, it was the books I was the most excited about.
~*1890 LONGFELLOW POETRY BOOK*~
Anyway, I purchased all of them for about $25. It wasn't until I lugged them home (and had time to flip through them) that I realized the rarity of my find.
~*TINY BOOK - THE BOY'S STORY BOOK*~
All the books are wonderful...my favorite is the BEAUTIFUL GEMS BOOK and the one you see above...THE BOY'S STORY BOOK from 1853.
~*BY THEODORE THINKER*~
It is so precious...
Lots of lovely black and white etchings, too.BEAUTIFUL GEMS is about 120 years old and as crazy as it sounds I just love the smell of it. The spine has some damage and some of the pictures inside are loose. So, I'm planning on scanning a few of them and framing them up for my La Chaumière de Briarwood.
My Father would have loved it best, too.
Hoping your day is wonderful and filled with lots of good things.
Only good things.