A long (LONG) time ago, I undertook to share some of my collections on a monthly or so basis....Then "it" happened (you know, the part where I fell into the Great Abyss, never to be heard from for months on end???) Well, since I'm trying to pull myself back up and outta the big, black, hole of nothingness, I thought it would be a good time to revive the tradition.
Le'see....I think I left off on Part 3....so this makes Part 4, no?
Wanna distract me for hours and hours on end? Plop me down in a place with old books (or an old cemetery!) and you're good to go...for a good long time.
Anywho.....here are a few of the ones in my collection. I do have separate collections of old Halloween books and children's Christmas books - but those will have to wait for another day....
I tend to gravitate toward old bibles, catechisms, and other religious books:
(Leather teacher's edition bible - undated)
(Heidelberg Catechism - undated, but inscribed 1885)
I have a particular fondness for old leather bounds:
This is one of my oldest and very favorites: The Christian's Manual - 1801
It is bound in leather like a fabric covering and hand-stitched.....
Little red leather bible - 1852
I also love old school books and readers:
Particularly those that retain their old calico and homespun fabric coverings (hearkening to a day when books were treasures to be kept and cherished):
Old medical books:
(Gray's Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical - 1870; Maternity: A Book For Every Wife and Mother - 1887)
(The Housekeeper Cookbook - 1894)
(Catholic Truth - 1897 - It measures 12" x 10")
It has some gorgeous illustrations:
Note crow-like bird over his shoulder. ;o)
(From the Little Leather Library Collection)
Just plain, old, good reading books:
Well.....uhmmm.....yeah....I guess you get the idea.
Wishing you all a wonderfully blessed Mother's Day!!