Thursday, February 13, 2014

Another Library Sale

We have such wonderful libraries here. 
So many in each little town plus East Central College,
the local community college in Union, MO.

I found this reproduction with beautiful drawings
entitled The Country Diary of and Edwardian Lady
 by Edith Holden in 1906.  It was seventy years later that
 someone found it on a shelf and had it published.

She worked as an illustrator

  until she died in 1920 by drowning.
Her illustrations are breathtaking. 
There are bits of poetry and dates of note 
sprinkled about the pages.

I also found a reprint of an old 1850's manual
providing tips and tricks for managing the kitchen.
I can't wait to try some of the recipes!

  I also  picked up the Christmas Edition of
the Gold Medal Flour Cookbook reprinted in 1970
but packed full of recipes and menus!

Each $1 or less.
Add these to the reading pile.


Sunnybrook Farm said...

Neat old books, I haven't seen those before.


You found some really good books!

Gorges Smythe said...

They look interesting!

Lady Locust said...

I just love old books. They are so rich with 'good words' rather than generic words & just seem so thoughtful. What a lucky duck you are.

Harry Flashman said...

How come when I go to a library sale, all they have is old Readers Digest condensed books, penny dreadfuls, the 1956 tax tables,and old out of date atlas type books.


Manny said...

Excellent find. That first book looks beautiful and the second insightful.

Catawissa Gazetteer said...


Nothing wrong with those old atlases. As a history geek I have to say that the old facts, before they were "corrected", can be the best ones!

I'm always searching for old history textbooks and atlases. They fill in a lot of gaps when I'm reading the new ones.

Melanie said...

Great finds! You will have fun going through these books. I read cookbooks too, can't help myself, there is a lways a cookbook in my reading pile!

Candy C. said...

What fun books! I especially like the first one, lovely illustrations! :)

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

i have the diary. I love that book.
I used it in my schooling with my kids for their nature walks and journals and copy work. I love the snippets of facts and quotes that she included. Her artistry is so pretty and well done.