Hi everyone! I’ve been out-of-town for a long week-end–one night in Lancaster (PA) and the rest near Pittsburgh for our nephew’s wedding. I did discover some great vintage finds on our journey, but since we just arrived home last night, I haven’t had time to unpack, let along prepare a post about them. However, I bought some interesting books at an estate sale not too long ago, so I thought I’d share some of those with you all today. How does that sound?
The bindings are a little rough, but I bought them mostly for their contents or for my own personal decorating. All of the books you’ll see here cost $1.00 each.
I use dictionary pages for a variety of crafts. I like to buy them for a quarter.
But this one also has a number of great, full-color illustrations, so it was well worth the extra 75 cents(!).
So many words to choose from…
I liked the leather binding on this collection about Thomas Paine.
It was printed in 1908.
This page, announcing that they produced just 350 copies of the book, has lovely illuminated illustration.
I’ve seen numerous blog posts about removing bindings from old books for decorative purposes. I bought one already removed for me.
I loved these three little books, each measuring about 4″ x 6.” The yellow one is entitled, The New Question Books on the Great Duties Taught in the Bible, and the blue one, Questions on the Bible.
The bottom book also contains Bible lessons and questions. Published in 1881, it sports a delightful cover.
I find the presentation to “Melvin H. Swan” interesting because my maiden name is “Swain,” and the name “Gage” is also interesting because one of my Vermont cousins married a “Gage.”
It also contains some nice illustrations.
This c.1870 book has a lovely cover,
and it’s filled with some great illustrations.
I find dictionaries hard to resist.
Especially those with great illustrations and nicely aged pages.
The marbled end papers are gorgeous, perfect for a future project.
What vintage treasures have you discovered lately?