Trade card for "Parker's Ginger Tonic."

Found in "Among Friends" by Samuel McCord Crothers. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1910.

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Killer Queen


In June 2000
when I was at my Dad's house he has lots of wasps coming in his house so one was on the screen and he caught it and I had a pet wasp named Killer

Found in "Frog and Toad Are Friends" by Arnold Lobel. Published by Harper and Row, 1970.

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On The Money

One dollar bookmark.

Found in "The Death of Ivan Ilych" by Leo Tolstoy. Published by Signet, 1960.

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It Was The Fashion

Photograph, no date or writing.

Check out the size of the bow in her hair, awesome!

Found in "The Aspen Papers" by Henry James. Published by Martin Secker, 1926.

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Giveaway winner

Tons of entries this week, guess I picked some good ones!

This week's winner was John Sebastian, who entered over on Facebook. As always, thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

Friday Giveaway: 12 Antiquarian Books - contest closed

I'm giving away these twelve books this week, there are some as old as 1767.

To enter, leave a comment below. You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

I will gather up all the entries and select a winner at random tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST.

While you're here checking out this week's giveaway, I'd like you to know the bookshop is having a Spring clearance sale. I figured I might as well let you all in on it, even if you make it to the shop. I've set up a coupon for Forgotten Bookmarks readers on, just enter "FORGOTTEN" when you're checking out for 30% off our books. Feel free to use the search form below.

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I'm not really sure what to make of today's bookmark. It's a disbound portion of an unknown German language book, no mention of the publisher or date. There is this note written in pen:

Made and printed at Ephrata Monastery just before the Battle of Brandywine. Most of the edition was use for gun wad at Brandywine
Given to Chas. L. Hamilton and Kay Phillips, 1900 September while at monastery.  

I've supplied some links to information on Brandywine and Ephrata. A fascinating bit of history if authentic.

Found in "The Agrarian Crusade" by Solon Buck. Published by Yale University Press, 1920.

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How To Save A Life

Here's a copy of "The Diseases of Live Stock and Their Most Efficient Remedies: A Popular Guide for the Medical and Surgical Treatment of all Domestic Animals" by William Miller and Lloyd V. Tellor from 1890. As you can see, it was filled with various clippings and notes:

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