ahh, the tattered tome.
i collect. i collect lots of things. shoes, clothes, jewelery… and books. old books.
i choose books based on cleverness of title, depth of content, and how well it represents the style of written language at the time. one of my most recent and oldest finds is below…
i also like to give these antique books as presents to friends i know will appreciate them. most recently i gave a good friend a copy of a book from the late 50’s, on the subject of freud and kinsey, two of her favorites, and also sent my high school spanish teacher an old spanish textbook, circa 1920’s. (i’ve also included a photo of its inside cover.)
to blazes with all this “e-book” nonsense. treat current books well, and find some old ones you like and save them!
there’s a romance and reality in tangible paper pages, and the more yellowed with age, the better.
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