Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: An Old Book

There was a link to "a recipe for roast beef" on a great new-to-me blog called Bookmark Collector and I HAD to click it. (I'll click most anything to do with a recipe and/or food.) That led me to this post on my new favorite blog, Forgotten Bookmarks. The recipe had turned up in a book by Louisa May Alcott called "Eight Cousins." It looked like the one I have, except the color on the spine and cover was green and mine is orange-y. That reminded me it had been a long time since I did a post for Vintage Thingies Thursday so I thought I'd share my copy of "Eight Cousins" today.


"Eight Cousins" is one of the books in a set that my mom gave me in 1974. (Or was it 1975?) (And, boy was my handwriting sloppy when I was 11 or what?) The set includes "Little Women" and "Little Men." After the Little House series from Laura Ingalls Wilder, they were my favorite books when I was a kid.



I remember being fascinated by the color illustration before the title page of each book. (You can click the image to see a larger version.)




Visit Suzanne over at Coloradolady to see who else is sharing their vintage treasures this week.

Bookmark Collector is full of links to bookmarks you can buy, ones you can make, to bookmark contests and collections, so go take a look if you have a thing for bookmarks.

And, be sure to check out my new favorite blog Forgotten Bookmarks for more random ephemera (postcards, post-it notes, credit card receipts, etc) found in old books by someone who works in a used and rare bookstore.

12 comments:

Maureen said...

Looooove the picture of "Eight Cousins"!

marian said...

i love your vintage books with their adorable illustrations :)

Kimberly Cherrine-Bell said...

This book is one of my daughters most prized possessions. She loves that book. I think maybe I need to pick it up and have a good read....Winters coming snuggling and reading ahh what joy.

Rosa said...

I had the same set--but in GREEN! I love the part where Rose gets the earrings.

I wonder where my copy is...

Postcardy said...

I don't think I ever read those books. I probably should read them now.

Keetha Broyles said...

And this post reminds me to read her books - - - some again, some for the first time!

Coloradolady said...

Great books and illustrations. I love vintage books, and always look at them at tag sales....Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Loralynn said...

What a lovely illustration! Thank you for sharing your treasure with us!

LV said...

You have a great collection of books. All of them are something for you treasure and hand down.

Miri said...

Great book-wonderful illustration-but you didn't give us the recipe!!!:)

Busym1 said...

Great book! Working in a library, I am always over at the vintage books remembering when I read them as a little girl! I really love the old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. We don't have your book at our library, someone took it out and never returned it along with a couple others. Thanks for sharing! hugs, michelle

marybt said...

That looks exactly like my copy of Eight Cousins!

Mine was a hand me down from my mom but I don't know whatever happened to it. I'm sure it's in her basement ...

It's good to see you're blogging again. :)