July 22, 2013

vintage books

i have been busy with a new summer project researching and selling a collection of inherited things. most of it is stuff that i know nothing (but have been learning) about: coins, World War II memorabilia, old books and toys, pottery, etc. i came across a real find (for me) this weekend - a children's book called Mother Let Me Do It which has amazing illustrations that have me so excited. the book was published in 1925 and in addition to the fabulous color plates in the book, it includes poems about chores and everyday tasks for children. here are a few images; you can check out the full listing on ebay.

illustrated hardcover
inside cover (same front and back)

color plate and poem

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