Monday, December 10, 2012

Loving Old Books

I love old books.

I also own a few of them too.

In particular I have the following two lovelies:

Britain and Her Neighbours - Book Five - 1485 to 1688

1923 copy 

Yes, I know they are old school text books.

But I really, really, really like them.

There are test questions in the back of this one.

And a helpful timeline as well.

I also like the way each chapter and section is laid out.  They are done in such a way that taking notes / outlining is made particularly easy - should we choose to notebook any section.

If I had to teach outlining these are the types of books that I would use as a spine.  They lend themselves to that type of skill extremely well~!!

The House of History - The Second Storey

1953 copy

They are both on my list of 'to read' for next year. :o)

Since they both will fall nicely into the Renaissance era.

So we shall be meeting quite a few people.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. I have The House of History as well. I really like the writing style.

  2. I like the old illustrations. The modern trend makes me go Ick!

  3. I bet they smell wonderful too! I love to smell old books! Was that weird? Ha ha
    Miss Squirrels

    Going Nutty!

  4. I love old books, too. I have a display out right now with the old book Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, along with two pair of old wooden skates. Sometimes, I put a stack on the fireplace with other items to decorate.

    And, sometimes, of course, I read them. :)

  5. I love old books and collect them when I can. I wish I could share some of mine but they are all packed up right now. I really like your blog! (visiting you from the Crew, you left a comment on my blog)


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