Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bibliophilia

Between textbook readings and study guides and essay prompts, I haven't had a lot of time to write any posts, but today I'm very excited to share a new discovery!  Being a bibliophile, I'm capable of completely losing myself in books, and libraries have a special place in my life.  Last year, I herd about this project called "Book Traces" that finds old books that have been written in, drawn on, etc., over the years and collects them as historical artifacts.  But you can still check a lot of them out! I'm seriously too excited about this.  You can visit the tumblr page here: http://booktraces.tumblr.com/  

A whole pile of clippings in a 1855 biography of the Rev. Sydney Smith, noted english wit and reformer. Among his various accomplishments was a rhyming recipe for salad dressing.Visit and submit your finds at BookTraces.org!
 
The mark of a kiss left on page 50 of Life and Death in Rebel Prisons by Robert Kellogg (1865), an account of the conditions of Union prisoners of war during the American Civil War. http://www.booktraces.org/book-submission-life-and-death-in-rebel-prisons/
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. I love love love this!

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award to let you know that I think your blog is great. You can find the questions I’ve created for you on my post http://daristo-chic.blogspot.com/2015/08/liebster-award.html! Tag me in your response if you make one because I’d love to see your answers.

    Stay fabulous x
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