I know I'm not scheduled to post today, but I just HAD to share this with you! My father sent me some REALLY old poetry books from Australia, a couple are 100 years old! Check these out! I'm so excited. I don't know why, but they feel like treasure! They smell amazing and a couple are leather bound and squishy between my fingers. Yum!
Do you ever get giddy over antique books?
Do you ever get giddy over antique books?
Ooo very cool! I love old books. My grandmother always had a bookcase filled with antique leather-bound books. My favorite thing about them was the smell. :)ReplyDelete
Now that's something for your collection! I have the original editions of Bambi and Bambi's Children. I'm almost afraid to touch them!ReplyDelete
Cool! Never thought of books as squishy though.ReplyDelete
I LOVE old books. My parents used to have an old atlas (1800's) that showed a lot of Western U.S. as territories.ReplyDelete
I love old books, esp. the smell. I can't help but pick them up and flip through them - gently.ReplyDelete
My roommate went to England recently and brought me back a first edition pocket sized Thomas Hardy book of poetry. I almost cried. And I'm pretty sure I squealed a little. Old books are awesome!ReplyDelete
Getting giddy is about right. The first thing I'd do when I get a really, REALLY old book is smell it. :-)ReplyDelete
Seriously, I would be way giddy, too! I love old books. Whenever we go antiquing, that's what I look for!ReplyDelete
Actually yes. I prefer old books. Last night I saw on a PBS show (Antique Road Show) a 100 year old book that was worth 100,000 US dollars. Maybe you do have some treasure there :)ReplyDelete
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
So awesome! I love antique books. I've bought some that were old before just to own them.ReplyDelete
SQUEEEEE! I ADORE old books! I have three boxes full of books from my grandpa because I am the only nut in the family--some are classics: A Tom Sawyer printed in 1899--a couple old Robert Louis Stevenson books, but some are oddball things... I have a public health reference book from 1910 that is fairly hysterical.ReplyDelete
I could see my self getting excited (I don't do giddy) over the right book. :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes I get giddy over old books. I love love love them. These are beautiful. Works of art. Enjoy your treasures!ReplyDelete
How wonderful! I love old books. Enjoy yours.ReplyDelete
I love the feel and smell of old books. I read a book called The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major when I was a kid. It is an Indiana classic published in 1908 I believe. A couple years ago I found an old copy through a website that specialized in antique books and I was just over the moon giddy! Books are priceless.ReplyDelete
They're beautiful!!! I LOVE old books. There is a shop down town that, from the outside, looks like it could fit maybe a hundred books, but when you go in it turns into this huge MAZE of old leather, ancient, antique, beautiful books. On floor to ceiling shelves, stacked all over the floor. Clustered so close two people can't walk side-by-side in it. It's heaven.ReplyDelete
How could a TRUE book lover NOT get giddy over 100 year old books?! How fun, Jessica! :-)ReplyDelete
I ABSOLUTELY get giddy over old books. I collect them. My husband gave me an 1894 copy of Rudyard Kipling's the 2nd Jungle Book and I went bonkers.ReplyDelete
So jealous! Happy reading!
Edge of Your Seat Romance
My heart skipped a beat. Those are beautiful.ReplyDelete
My dad would bring home a case of old books now and then. I loved everything about them. There's something mysterious and exciting about an old book! Yours look like treasures!ReplyDelete
I have one leather bound collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales from the 1800s that I will never give up. I love it :)ReplyDelete
Oooo, I am drooling over the Gordon book. Did you ever notice that there's a picture of part of the monument to him in Melbourne on my blog? My best friend took the picture, and I love the quote so much. Those are AMAZING, what treasure!ReplyDelete
Heck, I'm drooling over *your* old books! I love the smell of old glue and ink. And if there's poetry involved...ReplyDelete
Oh! What a GREAT DAD!!! Sending you ancient poetry like that!ReplyDelete
I actually inherited several antique family books, and my absolute FAVORITE thing is to go through and read the notes my great-great whatever wrote in the margins.
Oh, and they smell really good, too. Like history. :D good stuff~ xoxo <3
I almost exclusively read old books. I lovvvvvvvvvve them. I'm all about the old used, sorta funny smelling books. They just make me happy.ReplyDelete
What a great find! My husband has a collection of old books. It's really interesting to imagine who read them and all that good stuff.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend,
Yes, yes! All the time. Very giddy. ;)ReplyDelete
All the bloody time! Every fifth book I see - which would be alright if I didn't work in a library!
I love that they are soft and squishy! There's an antique bookshop just down the street from us. I love it!ReplyDelete
I got a bunch from a used books store once to make some hollowed out books for a few friends, nothing classic, but old biographies in leatherbound hardcover. If I buy a classic to read though I look for ones like that.ReplyDelete
Those are gorgeous! Lucky you! I love old books!ReplyDelete