There on a shelf in the middle of Vintage ribbons




There on a shelf in the middle of Vintage ribbons and notions,

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DSC06752I spotted it.

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DSC06752The cover was amazing, and when I saw that it was published in 1892,

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DSC06752I knew it was a treasure.

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DSC06752I carefully opened up the book to see the amazing illustrations.


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DSC06752One after another, illustrations by illustrators of the Victorian time,

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DSC06752like Tally, Garrett, Rodfish, Bridgman and others.

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Happy Hearts, stories and poems by
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Katharine B. Foot, Henry Bacon, Oscar Fay Adams, George Whyte and other famous authors
Published 1892 by D. Lothrop Company, Boston
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DSC06752The front and back cover illustrations 



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DSC06752are enough to make you swoon.


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DSC06752Wonderful stories, like an old fashioned witch story.


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DSC06752The Hasty-Pudding Party at the Windmill...


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DSC06752What a delightful illustration of the Windmill and celebration.


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DSC06752Stories of Vacation days...


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DSC06752A true Victoria treasure filled with wonderful stories. and the likes of illustrations that only the artists of the 1800's could have produced.


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DSC06752I just placed this in my etsy shop For The Love of Old Books.


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DSC06752What I love about finding a treasure like this one is that I just know it was meant for someone who also has a Happy Heart.


The song for this post is 1986, isn't it lovely?


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Vee said...

What a happy find! I love that bird... Are you offering him or is your offer a standing one?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, you DO find the best treasures....I can see you in one of those fabulous New England shops searching and finding these goodies. Lovely, each and every one.

Have a fabulous Wednesday! Anita

Suz said...

I love it...and I love your blog. i have you in my favorites.

Suz

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

What a truly precious book, love the fireside picture and the swing.
Hope that you are having a lovely week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Annie said...

Really a wonderful find! I love it, the illustrations are just lovely!

Tina Eudora said...

I have been meaning for forever to visit my local used book store and antique mall and see what they have, maybe I need to do that this week!
You always manage to find the most wonderful things Karen....
Tina xo

Kathleen Grace said...

You find the most fabulous books Karen! This book is so lovely, as is Little Women from your previous post. How I would love to come with you on these treasure hunts:>)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Lucky you stumbling on to that find. It's a real treasure and I know it gives you a lot of pleasure turning the pages.

Debi

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