Once there was a book…

Spot the difference mini-game!

We’re switching things up a bit for today’s post to bring you a special edition of a classic children’s game (Baldwin style). One of these is not like the other…can … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

How libraries declare ownership

From The Diverting History of John Gilpin by Randolph Caldecott. 1878, Frederick Warne and Co., London. 39h15241 Ex-Libris is a Latin phrase meaning, “from the books.” Usually, this is some … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daddy Do’s…and Dont’s

Cover From The Confessions of a Daddy by Ellis Parker Butler. 1907, Century Co.: New York. It’s always interesting to me that not all “children’s” books are really meant for … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Place for Notes

  Inscription from Katharine’s Experience by Ellen L. Biscoe Hollis. 1869, Lothrop & Company: Boston. 23h10054 It’s interesting how when we need to jot something down– be it a number, idea, or … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Penmanship Is Key

Inscription from Frank Netherton: or The Talisman. 1870, The Religious Tract Society: London. 23h8117 While working in the Baldwin you often come across interesting finds. In fact, it would be difficult … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A tale of two covers

  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. 1996, Bloomsbury, 23h20709. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. 1998, A. A. Levine, 39h12127 By … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter!

  From The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. 1902, Frederick Warne & Co: London. 23h19401 Today, as you might have realized from the title, is Beatrix Potter’s birthday! Born … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment