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    Old Books

    My daughter picks out the neatest old books for her ever-growing collection. This one has a copyright of 1914 and is great to pick up for a few minutes and learn about certain subjects, such as the Story in a Coil of Rope and the exact size of a moving picture film. Or how the wireless reaches ships at sea, world's bread loaves and blowing out mud and rock with compressed air.
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    This one has the earliest copyright of 1911, but the edition we have is an updated one from the 1930's. It's a pretty hefty book, with large pages full of print, illustrations and photos and every subject is covered starting from Kindergarten and moving through everything. EVERYTHING. It's so neat! Interesting what kindergartners were expected to do ( building their own playsets, little fences and things, vs now when Public school teachers get upset if parents have already taught them how to read.
    There's a particular picture in one section showing a school in Wyoming for Shoshone Women, teaching them canning and preserving. I really like that one for reasons of my own. Anyway, here's a few pics of this book:

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    Very interesting , thanks for the share
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    Those types of books used to be very popular, as did later compilations of facts like 'The Book of Lists' and its sequels, the 'Foxfire' series, the 'Guinness Book of World Records', etc., but with the advent of the Internet the appeal of books like that, and of reference books in general, has almost disappeared.

    I'm curious as to where your daughter is finding those books. I, myself, check the book sections of several local thrift shops, mostly Goodwill and St. Joseph de Paul, several times a week and have found some amazing items. I once found a copy of the once-popular Goodspeed New Testament from the '30s, signed by Edgar J. Goodspeed, the translator, for a few dollars. Every once in a while it will be obvious that someone's entire collection on some subject has been donated at the same time. A few months ago, one of the stores that I frequent near my work suddenly had a couple of dozen volumes - all hardcovers in mint or near-mint condition - on the American Civil War, mostly on the Confederate side, and a bit later nearly a dozen books on pirates. You do have to search through a lot of trash to get to the treasures, but it's worth it when you find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Those types of books used to be very popular, as did later compilations of facts like 'The Book of Lists' and its sequels, the 'Foxfire' series, the 'Guinness Book of World Records', etc., but with the advent of the Internet the appeal of books like that, and of reference books in general, has almost disappeared.

    I'm curious as to where your daughter is finding those books. I, myself, check the book sections of several local thrift shops, mostly Goodwill and St. Joseph de Paul, several times a week and have found some amazing items. I once found a copy of the once-popular Goodspeed New Testament from the '30s, signed by Edgar J. Goodspeed, the translator, for a few dollars. Every once in a while it will be obvious that someone's entire collection on some subject has been donated at the same time. A few months ago, one of the stores that I frequent near my work suddenly had a couple of dozen volumes - all hardcovers in mint or near-mint condition - on the American Civil War, mostly on the Confederate side, and a bit later nearly a dozen books on pirates. You do have to search through a lot of trash to get to the treasures, but it's worth it when you find one.
    We frequent a lot of vintage book stores, second hand stores, antique malls and junk stores. For some reason, my daughter is drawn to collecting these. She's not even looking for anything valuable, save for the information and delight she gets from reading them.
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    I found something you might like. There is art hidden in some old books.

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    I love the way old books smell. I got my love of reading from my grandma and my dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    I love the way old books smell. I got my love of reading from my grandma and my dad.
    Mmm, smell those VOCs!
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    We were discussing thrift shop finds earlier - which itself might be an interesting thread topic - so I thought I'd post this here.

    I stopped at a Goodwill on my way home last night, mainly to look for good books, and there were a number of older framed lobby cards and photos from films, none of which appeared to be of much significance, but then I spotted this small poster.



    It is professionally matted and framed and in excellent condition. Some subtle signs of age - not really old, but obviously not a modern reproduction, either.

    The film, Un Chien Andalou ('An Andalusian Dog'), directed in 1929 by Luis Bunuel and co-written by Bunuel and Salvador Dali, did not get its release in France until 1968, which is when this poster dates from. Only 17 minutes long, it is generally considered to be one of the most influential and famous short or silent films ever produced, and the first surrealist film made. These original release posters sell for between $350 and $500. (It was marked $9.99, but Tuesdays are senior discount day, so I paid $7.49 for it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Those types of books used to be very popular, as did later compilations of facts like 'The Book of Lists' and its sequels, the 'Foxfire' series, the 'Guinness Book of World Records', etc., but with the advent of the Internet the appeal of books like that, and of reference books in general, has almost disappeared.
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    I had forgotten about the Foxfire books. I had bought several for my brother at one point in time, and of course, had to read them before I gave them to him.

    We have something called McKays books http://www.mckaybooks.com/ that is an all day adventure perusing the stacks. You would be surprised the number of people, myself included, that still like the feel of a book in their hands. We also have a used book seller at a local flea market, buy sell trade, I've stumbled across a number of classics, but nothing of any great value monetarily.
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