Antique Books

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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:22 pm

Sounds like a pretty good word. If it wasn't one, it should have been. :D

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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:34 pm

An old writing tablet. Not sure of the date; maybe you could estimate it? Wouldn't it be something to run across one of these?
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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:21 pm

Oh my goodness, I'd simply die if I obtained something like that. Even an old lobby card or anything else with a silent film actor/actress on it!
I personally think this is from the teens. Just. Wow.
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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:19 pm

I got a bunch of antique books today for a bargain!!! I'll be back later with details. I'm so excited. ☺️
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:25 pm

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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:06 pm

I got nine new old books today!
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The first one I am reading is the Harvest Home one. It is from 1891! It is beautiful. It has a few mistakes in it, though, such as, a stanza is missing in a poem (and no pages are missing) and when speaking of the Queen's Jubilee of 1887, it lists Princess William of Prussia in the procession. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic book, and an amazing find at only $20 that I paid. Here are more pictures from the book.
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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:33 am

What a beautiful book!! That is a treasure, indeed. I'm glad you were able to get it! What other kinds of things are in it?

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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:20 am

donnie wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:33 am
What a beautiful book!! That is a treasure, indeed. I'm glad you were able to get it! What other kinds of things are in it?
I read the whole thing yesterday. It's mostly informational, but fun, and has lots of short poems and stories. I will be blogging about them. There is one in particular that is very cute about dogs that I'll do first. They also talk about how they are developing submarines, but I don't believe they use that word. (There's a picture on every page, too.) It states that they are developed for war and have not been able to use them in war yet because there have been no wars recently. The first reason they give of this, among the fact that war is bad, is that war is expensive. I kind of thought that was funny.
There is another page that talks about airships, and has a neat picture, too. It expresses that someday we will be able to fly. Keep in mind this is from 1891.
It's a bit strange to me (maybe it shouldn't be?) That there is so much talk about England and royalty, but it is an American book, and specifically speaks of "here in New England we...." and says "now it's Christmas and..." (Paraphrasing that one). It's almost like they weren't planning on selling the book after Christmas. They talk about how in Egypt they had recently unwrapped two mummies, a son and father, and how it was remarkable the resemblance of the family members. Oh, it is a very cool book.
Here is a beautiful picture that the camera doesn't really do justice to. The book says that the artist entitled it The Secret.
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And the back cover even has a lovely illustration!
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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:01 pm

Those illustrations are truly outstanding...what beautiful work. So the book is kind of a combination of factual information and fiction, then? What ages do you think it was aimed at?

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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Many antique children's books are like this. They try to teach children to be kind and compassionate with parables of sort. Sometimes the stories are first person point of view, relating a story about how kind a child was to their pet cat for example. They also have info about animals or historical things of interest. It is a little difficult to tell from today's point of view what age group it is geared towards, because their reading levels were more advanced; they used bigger words and peculiar language in those days. My guess would be between 8-12 year olds.
Yes, the main reason that I look for children's books is because the illustrations were so very beautiful. ☺️ They just don't make 'em like this anymore.
Oh! And P.S., there is a "deaf and dumb alphabet" chart in this book, and it is not the sign language that I was taught as a kid. Maybe someone who knows the history of sign language can clear that up for us?
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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