Old books, Anyone else love them?

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  1. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    I love old books, wondering who used to own them, where they've been, etc. Dunno, maybe I'm weird :lol:

    So I'm looking for a new bible (if anyone knows where I can get a nice one, then post and let me know!) and I found this and thought it was amazing.

    The old owner wrote in the cover:

    “This Book my Name shall Even Have
    When I am Dead and in my Grave.
    Whilst the Greedy Worms my Body Eat,
    Hear you May Read My Name Compleat.

    David White September the 5th, 1769”

    https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1639-HOLY-BI...14&_trkparms=72:1687|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318


    Anyone else find old books interesting? :)
     
  2. AnnaBanana9

    AnnaBanana9 Mummy

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    Oh yes - fascinating! I love spending time in 2nd hand bookstores. :)
     
  3. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    absolutely....we have a beautiful old rickety one in our village and i love getting old travel guides or childrens literature. my house is like an old creaking library!! love the words in your bible. how fascinating. i did archaeology at university so i find anything with a 'past' absolutely absorbing!
     
  4. 1st_baby

    1st_baby Guest

    I have 2 big ass boxes full lol
     
  5. embo216

    embo216 Mummy to 3 <3

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    I adore old books! If only they could talk eh! I inherited all my dads when he died and I love them, I used to spend days in ore of them as a child! :)
     

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