Monday, January 23, 2012

My current selection of hardcover vintage books at Etsy

Although it is the off season in my region for estate and garage sales, I still managed to score some good finds at a moving sale a couple weeks ago. I've been going through a box of goodies and was pleasantly surprised by the eclectic mix of quality vintage books I found. They are interesting and in great condition.

1. A 1944 hardcover copy of The Odyssey by Homer. This is a prose translation by Samuel Butler. There are black and white illustrations at the start of each chapter. This book is in wonderful condition.

2. The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, vintage hardcover with illustrations. This delightful book is a translation of a 12th century Persian Poet. It has 74 black and white illustrations to go with each quatrain of poetry. It's a marvelous book. The illustrations are by Edward J. Sullivan. This example from the vintage book should be familiar to Grateful Dead enthusiasts.

3. 1974 unused vintage diary with blank pages with weekly quotes from Kahlil Gibran. This is a lovely diary full of meaningful quotes to help inspire one's inner reflections. 

It's just amazing what sits around on shelves and in forgotten boxes until it's time to move.

Please visit my Etsy shop Perfect Pages to peruse vintage supplies and of course you can find all my fantasy fiction there too.