Vintage Books

What is it about old books that makes them so appealing?

I run a Little Free Library book exchange in my neighbourhood and, from time to time, vintage books get donated.

Like these children’s books, including Black Beauty.

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These annuals from the early 1960’s.

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And these history books.

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Some early editions of Thomas The Tank Engine.

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And these ominous tomes.

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This vintage illustrated book of dogs.

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And Ladybird children’s books like these…

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…and these about Ancient Egypt and the Cub Scouts.

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The Ladybird books are my favourite, because they remind me of my childhood.

I guess the appeal of vintage books like these is the nostalgia value they hold.

Did you read any of these when you were younger?

6 thoughts on “Vintage Books

  1. I read “Black Beauty” so many times that it came in useful once when I was lost in London. I am not kidding … I got thoroughly turned around near St. Bartholomew’s and just started walking. My plan was to use a taxi, a policeman, or a tube stop … whichever I found first. When I reached Ludgate Hill, I knew that St. Paul’s was at the top of the road … and that there was a tube stop there.

    I haven’t read the other titles, though I’ve heard of some (Boswell’s Johnson, for instance). Some of them look quite appealing.

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