Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Score #1

My intended summer cleanup and downsizing was more of a "replacing" one group of things for another. I did clean out my books, taking many old reference books and unread novels to a used bookstore that offers trade and store credit. Two of these were only $1 each and filled with beautiful illuminations and scenes of romanticized medieval life.















13 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful finds! I've been in that clean and clear process.... and it IS funny that now I think I have room for a few more things. Yikes. Luckily I've mostly resisted, glad you didn't, these are really great looking books!

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    1. I keep failing at the "reply" feature:(

      I've laughed at my attempts...I have lots of room and storage space which is quite dangerous for someone like me, who loves "stuff". An acquaintance emailed me asking if I would like two pieces of antique furniture she was giving away. My mind said "NOOOO. No more chairs" but I typed "When can i pick them up?". Epic fail! In my defense, the other item IS a cedar chest which is practical and pretty.

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  3. These are fantastic what beautiful replacements.......I love the last few illustrations which I think are from 'Proud Knight, Fair Lady'......

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    1. Thank you. YES, those are from Proud Knight, Fair Lady and many more beautiful ones in that small book, even sprinkled throughout the text.

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  4. What fantastic illustrations.. I love the calligraphy...writing is becoming such a lost art especially that kind...

    Great finds!

    :)

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    1. Linda - thank you so much. I had calligraphy as part of my art courses in college. Of course, like most things that seems like a long, long time ago. I need to get out my books and renew the love!

      Just visited your blog, but the interface keeps eating my comments. Love the Mac sisters!!!

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  5. Some of those are pretty enough to frame. I love books like these. I have a difficult time finding gems like that nowadays.

    And to answer your question, yep I'm a Taurus too. May 14th.

    Kristin

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  6. I've been very lucky with book finds.

    Happy belated birthday. Mine was the 18th of May.
    Even my cats are Taurus with a May 4th birthday.

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  7. OOOh i can see why! These look delicious books, swoon. I wouldn't have been able to resist either. We have a little old bookshop in the village, a real treasure, its like a labyrinth, books piled everywhere all higgledy piggeldy & i spend hours searching and moving piles of books aside to unearth some treasure or another. Mr O thinks im quite mad as we have so many books already ;)

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    1. They really are even prettier in person!!

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