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A Warning against Thieves

 A Pretty New-Year’s Gift by Solomon Sobersides. 1796, Thomas, Thomas, & Son: Worcester. 15h8084 Diving into the stacks of the Baldwin can often feel like you’re on a treasure hunt: the … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s no Easter Bunny

In the course of the blog I’ve talked about many kinds of gifts and school awards but they don’t often coincide in the same book. While looking through the stacks … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creative Coloring

Example of coloring from The Fairy Godmother’s and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty. 1860, Bell and Daldy: London. 23h8340 One of my favorite things to find in the Baldwin … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

School Scribbles

Modern Algebra: Third Semester Course by Webster Wells. 1929, Heath and Company: Boston. 23h53030 Ah grade school, how I miss thee. Back when I was in middle school and high school … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Checked-out at School

Textbook check-out page from Story Pictures of Transportation and Communication by John Y. Beaty. 1939, Beckley- Cardy Company: Chicago. 23h52854 What is it about grade school textbooks that just make us want … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Prizes

Bookplate from Steady and Strong by R. M. Freeman. 1891, Griffith Farran Browne & Co: London. 23h8120 When I was in elementary school we had a program where if a … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Keep it in the Family?

The spine from Jolly Good Times: or Child-life on a farm by P. Thorne. 1875, Roberts Brothers: Boston. 23h16924 Hey guys, today I want to show you a book I found recently … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment