As many of you may already know, I’m getting married at the end of next month. The centerpieces for the tables are going to have two stacked books on them. The book on top will have the center cut out and have plants in them. Well, of course, we needed to find some books.
A few months ago, my local library had a super book sale, and the maid of honor picked up for very cheap. So, we lucked out there.
When we began looking through the books a few days ago, we discovered that there were some that we absolutely could not cut! (The books in the picture to your left).
The book at the top left is called “Poetry of Youth: Selected and Annotated by Dewin Markham.” I thought this was very cool because not only is it copyright 1935; but, it contains poetry by Lewis Caroll, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and many others.
The blue book under that is “Contemporary Japanese Literature,” copyright 1977. I thought that was pretty awesome because I’ve never read Japanese literature, so perhaps it will be interesting.
And the rest of them are volumes 2 through 14 of “Great Debates in American History.” These are the oldest of all the books we found at copyright 1913. As far as I know, I’m only missing the first volume. But some of them could be fairly interesting. The topics are:
II: Foreign Relations: Part I
III: Foreign Relations: Part II
IV: Slavery from 1790 to 1857
V: State Rights Slavery Secession
VI: The Civil War
VII: Civil Rights: Part I
VIII: Civil Rights: Part II
IX: Departments of Government
X: Economic and Social Questions: Part I
XI: Economic and Social Questions: Part II
XII: Tariff and Taxation
XIII: Finance: Part I
XIV: Finance: Part II | Indexes
Pretty interesting, eh? Whether I actually read them? Who knows. Either way, they’re still pretty cool to have; and will look very cool in my future library someday.
Have you found any literary hidden treasures? Are they worth anything? Do you still have them?