Antique Books

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donnie wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:39 pm
Kitty wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:04 pm
Yes, 1871. :D My book is from 1872. I figured it out from the ads in the back of the book.
What kinds of ads are there? I.e., what kinds of products are being advertised?
The ads in this one is for other books from that publisher.
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I got three more books today! It will have to be a while before I go again, because this time I spent 2 hours there and only found three books! :shock:

They are -
Jolly Jokes for Fun Loving Folks by B. F. Weaver (1915)
Christmas Hearth Library: The Cow with Golden Horns and other stories by Mary E. Wilkins (1884)
The Hidden Flower by Pearl S. Buck (1960)

I know the Pearl S. Buck book is much later than I usually buy, but it was only $5, and I decided to get it since she is such a popular author.
The joke book has a story behind it. I walked around the antique shop for about 2 hours today, and this is the last thing I saw. It had no price, so I brought it up and asked about it. Nice surprise, the dealer was there! Well, he said let me tell you what, since you're such a good customer and you make a lot of money for a lot of dealers here, I think I will give you this as a gift. I thought I would cry lol I know it's such a little thing, I mean it's just a little pamphlet, but it made me so happy!!
And since he gave that to me for free, I decided to grab another book that I had looked at and put back, and that was the Christmas Hearth book. Isn't that just so nice?

Oh!!! I forgot to talk about the research I tried to do on the joke book.
Well, I googled but couldn't find anything on it. Even the author didn't come up. So I think this is an extremely rare self published joke book. This theory is based on the fact that the address printed on the front cover is actually a house that was built in 1907, and at the back of the pamphlet, someone wrote in pencil when they bought the book. It was in 1915, and I'm guessing it was brand new when he bought it.
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That's such a nice story about the joke book! That was a nice thing for the dealer to do, and I'm sure that makes it doubly special to you. That sounds like an interesting one.

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donnie wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:04 pm
That's such a nice story about the joke book! That was a nice thing for the dealer to do, and I'm sure that makes it doubly special to you. That sounds like an interesting one.
The jokes are sometimes very :roll: :roll: I'll share some in the joke thread soon.
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I'm not sure how this 140 year old book got my photo, but here it is. (Wide Awake - 1879)
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Are you a reincarnation? :o :)

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donnie wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Are you a reincarnation? :o :)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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