Antique Book(s)

jrjoplin

Songster
Jul 18, 2015
224
203
126
Bridge Creek, OK
I’ve found quite a few at library sales but usually not that old mostly around the 1920s or newer. Every once and awhile you’ll find something older but it’s rare. I do well at estate sales and auctions. Boxes of books for a couple of bucks, there’s a lot of trash but the odd treasure makes it worth it. I limit my collection to homesteading, housekeeping, and cookbooks (though I don’t try many of the recipes). Poultry books are always a treat to come across.
 

HomesteaderWife

Crowing
Apr 24, 2015
936
3,794
307
Alabama
I for the most part find mine at thrift stores or occasionally tucked in a flea market booth and they're struggling to sell it so they're under $10. Just picked up a few weeks ago:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Blue-F...-1st-Edition-1902-Good-Condition/114052162875

However with lack of interest and the cover condition I will be keeping it, as to be honest it was beautiful to read parts of it- a great work. I listed high so that if it didn't sell, I wouldn't be hurt to keep it ;)
I was particularly fascinated that it had the stamp of the book store it was bought from- the store being open the year this book was published (1902).
 

HomesteaderWife

Crowing
Apr 24, 2015
936
3,794
307
Alabama
Not considered an antique, but nonetheless (even without the complete set) I still picked this book up yesterday because of the amazing amount of art, poetry, and nursery rhymes within:

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