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Friday, January 30, 2009

Books, Books, and More Books

For show and tell Friday hosted by Kelli at There's no Place Like Home, I chose to show you some of my old books I have collected.

Here is an old booklet that in the close up of the second picture
you can see it is bound by string.
It is about a dedication of a civil war monument.

Notice the string down the middle.
It is dated 1865.

Next is a collection of poetry books.
The Children's First Book of Poetry - 1915 A Child's Garden of Verses - 1906
American Poetry - 1923
I love old poetry.

I bet The Big Show brings back memories to some of you.
The Ray's Mathematical Book - 1880 - probably doesn't
Adventures in Color isn't that old - 1930 - but it was published by Milton Bradley and has beautiful pictures throughout

I love this box of Children's books that I saved from a dumpster!
The Animal Story Library is filled with books which are dated 1939 and 1940.
I think I found a treasure box of goodies that day.

In the middle Raggedy Ann and the Deep Deep Woods - 1930 - is another one I saved that day.
Can you imagine anyone throwing these away?
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 1895 - and The Littlest Rebel - 1911 - which was dedicated to the memory of General Robert E. Lee

Four more old books
Camp Fires of Napoleon is dated 1854

This is an interesting book - 1893 - about the Chicago World's Fair

I know these books aren't worth much.
But I love old books!
I have many more, but I picked out these to share with you today.


  1. What a great collection! I love old books, too, and am always on the look out for them ;o). Thanks for sharing...


  2. I have precious memories of reading certain books from my childhood. I can remember being so teary-eyed when I first read "A Little Princess." Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love books to, the look, the smell, not to mention the info inside. Thanks for sharing your old and new-er today:)

    Rescued from the trash? I say SCORE!

  4. What neat old books you have, quite a collection. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. I love books! Thanks for sharing your treasures!

  6. Love your collection of antique books! I also have this love, and mostly collect French books. Reading words of someone written in the 1800's really is inspiring to me..they lived in a much different world. ~Ciao... ~CC, come for a visit soon, I'll have a tea and scone waiting for you. ;)

  7. No I cannot imagine that someone would toss them out, where are their souls? But how nice for you that you now take care of all those wonderful books.
    Have a Great Friday!
    Roberta Anne

  8. I was just looking at a couple of old books I have earlier. One is Bambi, and the other is a Bible story book. Do you ever think about who held them and read them before you?? That's the cool thing about really vintage could have been anybody!! They are worth a lot to you because they give you pleasure!!
    Thank you for sharing them!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  9. I adore old books and you have some special ones!

  10. You've got some great books here. I have a set of Shakespeare books printed in the 1800's that I want to post one day on Show & Tell. You have some really good selections here :O). I like your background, too, the snowmen are cool :O).

    You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

  11. I love old books and your collection is amazing! How fun to sit and read them.

  12. I love the old ones with the wonderful graphics inside.
    The Big Show - OMgosh!

    Thanks for sharing these. They are wonderful.

  13. Janet-I love anything old! One of my girls collects old books. If we go to a thrift store or yard sale she always heads for the books first. Yours are really neat.

  14. I collect poetry books of any kind, or age. I have several older poetry books from the 1800's. I can read poetry all day long. I also collect old cook books. You have a lot of nice old books.

  15. A dumpster? A DUMPSTER!!!! WHAT is wrong with people who do that??? I can't believe it myself. These books are treasures in my eyes as well. I LOVE old books! I'll admit, I was green with envy when I saw the Raggedy Ann book. I have my Raggedy Ann in my mom's cedar chest. She was my "friend" during hard times I spent as a little girl. I've got my father's Robinson Crusoe given to him in 1923. I've also got his Number Stories Book Two (1933), as well as his 943 pg Museum of Antiquity (1882!!!). The lithographs still have the light paper covering. Keep rescuing books, Janet! Oh, I LOVE the music on this blog, too (o;

  16. I love old books and would be interested in seeing how you display them or to you keep them hidden away?


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