Friday, September 9, 2011

Antique Week: Clocks and Books

From the looks of a lot of the pins I see on Pinterest there is a big fan base for all things books.  Here are some more to add to the drool pile. 

There were so many on my parents shelves to choose from but these were my favorites of the day:

The Practical Guide To Health by Frederick M. Rossiter, B.S., M.D.,  1913

{From top to bottom}

Jean Valjean from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables edited by Sara E. Wiltse, 1898

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1944

The Rains Came A Novel of Modern India by Louis Bromfield, 1937

The Last of the Mohicans by J. Fenimore Cooper, 1897

The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain, 1882

The American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, 1849

Just look at this beautifully stamped leather cover!


An enjoyable excerpt from The Practical Guide to Heath, "Children who are indulged and who are allowed to satisfy the senses simply because it gratifies them, are early taught to live for the mere pleasure of life.  They are not taught to say, No, to the appetite.  Later in life the habit is foxed, and they become a prey to every passion and storm of the soul."

How's that for a medical book!  I'm certain Dr. Rossiter is shaking his head at my parenting skills.  A good reminder for us all, I think.

Love books but how about another picture of the insides of a beautiful clock? 


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