Through antique shows, brocantes, and second hand shops, I have acquired a lovely collection of antique and vintage books. From rare antique bibles to Victorian paper bound garden journals, my collection is based on subject matter and, the book cover. Yes, I do judge a book by it's cover! Please forgive me, and accept my apology as I love to decorate with my books. Thank you :-)
Living with books---what does that mean? To me, it means cherishing a book because I've immersed myself in the story, appreciated the viewpoint of the author, loved the images, admired it's aesthetic qualities, and / or found it a great resource.
Here are some of my favorite old books.
Antique vellum bound bibles & music sheet on Spanish trestle table
Early 20th Cen vellum bound fictions
Linen spines echoing the same bittersweet hue of a Swedish corner cabinet
Above, antique French history books on Napoleonic France
Hand blocked paper bound lovelies
17th Cen illuminated scholarly manuscripts
18th Cen blue paper bound law books on a Swedish chest