Monday, May 2, 2011

Beautiful Vintage Books

I have found some real treasures in the book department lately.
These two top pictures are of the case 1 set came in.
Remembrance of Things Past by
Marcel Proust (1932 copyright).

The 2 book set is a composite of 7 novels, and although there
is not even 1 picutre in these books,
the case is gorgeous!
Price on line: $15-60!!!
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This two book set of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights
(1943 by Emily Bronte)
came in the original case also.
These have wild, but beautifully done wood engravings
by Fritz Eichenberg.
I looked these books up on line, and they were from
$50-300!!!!!
Can you believe it?? I was shocked!
That is a lot to pay for a book.


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And this picture is from the book
Madame Curie, a Biography by Eve Curie, 1938


Isn't she beautiful?

And here are more lovely pictures from the book.
There are over 40 illustrations.
click to see details.

I got these books at a living estate sale, and these were
found in the back of the ladies closet.
She loved to read, but these had been put in the back
years ago and forgotten.

They are all in excellent condition.
What a treat to find them.
I will enjoy having them till someone else comes
along to take them home.

Thanks for coming a looking at my new books. =)

blessings
barbara jean

9 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a great find Barbara Jean! You'll look at them over and over again...I know I would.

Pink Sparkles for your week,
Stephanie ♥

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just love finding old books with illustrations. yours are wonderful!

Crystal said...

What lucky finds....they are beautiful!!!

Rebecca said...

Ahhhhh...JANE EYRE! MY FAVORITE "OLD BOOK"! :) What a fabulouso find! I'm sooo jealous!

xoRebecca

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wonderful book finds! Our library is having a book sale on the 20th. It's marked in big letters on my calendar!

Jeanine

kpaints said...

Just beautiful illustrations...real gems! Great finds.

Diane said...

Barb, great finds, girlfriend! Anyone can see you've got an eye for inventory in your shop!! Every time I see the goodies you find I wish I lived nearby!
XO Diane

Victoria said...

This has become my new passion also! I just ordered Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and also an old art book. They're not onlly lovely to read but lovely to look at at also!

Betsy said...

Beautiful books. I love the wood engravings, very unusual.