I try to go early and look at their "collectibles" table on the off chance I will find a reasonably cheap find that I have no problems "recycling". Also in the hope I beat the book sellers who show up and literally swipe loads of books off into cardboard boxes (hardly seems fair to us casual buyers)...These gifts books were published by Cupples and Leon, The Holiday Publishing Company, and De Wolfe and Fiske.
They all date around the early 1900s - since 4 of them were in a Ziplock bag (yep) together I am assuming they were all donated at the same time from the same source.
The graphics are just lovely - with lots of "patina".
Some have inscriptions like: Miss Mackie, Best wishes from E.A. Williams, 1905.
Now the struggle is scan and keep or scan and "use". Some of the covers really are sweet and I can incorporate so much into different projects.
Absolutely love this one...But like I've said before - they won't get seen if they sit in the bottom of a box somewhere - so unless you see one that I can sell and make a killing, they await my art table! Enjoy, Jewels.