Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Antique Books






Common Wayside Flowers, published 1860  Birket Foster and Thomas Miller


The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton Porter
Book cover design by Margaret Armstrong

2 comments:

  1. They just don't make books like this nowadays. So pretty!!

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  2. my grandmother had this beautiful antique now version of 'the song of the cardinal' when i was a kid. i read it at the age of 14. i don't remember the renewed romance of the farm couple though. without telling the whole story, though, not to ruin it for anyone; i do remember an angrily dealt lesson in respecting nature. gene had a beautiful and purely precious way of stirring my imagination through the words she used to describe things! i wish i had inherited the book but out of one daughter and three sons i don't even know which one did. i wish i had wound up with the book, i miss its beauty (the cover) and the beauty of the story just as much or more. it raised my consciousness toward wild creatures and being a nature lover *smiles ~fond memory.

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