One Hundred Year Old Books

An item on this year’s Clickinmoms’ Scavenger Hunt list — “something that is at least 100 years old” — prompted me to pull out some of these old books I acquired from my great grandmother. The whole collection spans 1872 to sometime in the 1930’s but I only photographed the ones published in 1913 or earlier. Here is a list of the titles, in chronological order.

Barriers Burned Away by E.P. Roe, published in 1872, 1882, 1885, and 1892 (the smallest book)

Told In The Hills by Marah Ellis Ryan published in 1891 and 1905 (in the foreground in the photos)

Homestead on the Hillside by Mary J. Holmes, which is missing copyright information but has a handwritten name and date on the first page (seen in one of my photos below): Nora Smith, Danville, Ind. June 21, 1902 (the book on top of the rest in the first photo)

The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright, published in 1907 (the red book)

The Calling of Dan Matthews by Harold Bell Wright, published in 1909 (the big green book with text visible on spine)

The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey, published in 1910 (the white book with the profile on a blue heart on the spine)

The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright, published in 1911 (the dark green book with worn, textless spine)

The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer …with “over one hundred half-tone illustrations,” published  in 1896, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1912 (open in the center of the  photos)

Desert Gold by Zane Grey, published in 1913

I love books. I love old books. I love old stuff. I love visiting the past. ❤

something at least 100 years old -- a collection of my oldest bo WEB 2014 07 03 scavenger hunt 011 WEB 2014 07 03 scavenger hunt 012 Signed by Nora Smith, Danville, Ind. June 21, 1902 Told In The Hills by Marah Ellis Ryan -- published in 1891 WEB 2014 07 03 scavenger hunt 016 Inside The Fannie Farmer Cookbook Books Over 100 Years Old WEB 2014 07 03 scavenger hunt 024

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