Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Thomas Huntington, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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How To Open A Book


I find this little notice often. It must have been printed and distributed far and wide:

NOTICE

How to Open a Book

Hold the book with its back on a smooth or covered table; let the front board down, then the other, holding the leaves in one hand while you open a few leaves at the back, then a few at the front, and so on, alternately opening back and front, gently pressing open the sections till you reach the center of the volume. Do this two or three times and you will obtain the best results. Open the volume violently or carelessly in any one place and you will likely break the back and cause a start in the leaves. Never force the back of a book.

"A connoisseur many years ago, an excellent customer of mine, who thought he knew perfectly how to handle books, came into my office when I had an expensive binding just brought from the bindery ready to be sent home; he, before my eyes, took hold of the volume and tightly holding the leaves in each hand, instead of allowing them free play, violently opened it in the center and exclaimed: 'How beautifully your bindings open!' I almost fainted. He had broken the back of the volume and it had to be rebound." 

Found in "Life Under The Stuarts" published by Falcon Books, 1950.


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Discovery

A neat bookmark today:

Souvenir of the Discovery of America

Woven in the Word's Columbian Exposition - Chicago 1893

Landing of Columbus
Oct. 12th 1492

Found in "The Century Book of Facts" edited by Henry Ruoff. Published by King-Richardson, 1900.

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Giveaway winner

Giveaway winner was @3stairs, who entered on Instagram.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Shakespeare's Comedies and Tragedies - contest closed


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We Are Gathered Here Today


8 x 10 wedding photo, no writing or dates.

Found in "Out in the Noonday Sun" by Valerie Pakenham. Published by Random House, 1985.

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Wish You Were Here

Postcard featuring the Bank of Manhattan Co., Wall Street, New York City. No writing or stamps or postmarks on reverse.

Found in "Parish's Fancy" by Walter Guest Kellogg. Published by John Day, 1929.

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I Love New York


Drawing, with the annotation "I ♥ New York."

Found in "The Congressional Manual" published by The International Survey Company, 1901.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Miss Missy, who entered here on the site.

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.

Giveaway: Eight Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Enough Already


Christmas card:

It Can't Be Done

I'd like to wish you more happiness this Christmas, but I've wished you all there is and there isn't any more.

Found in "Cottonwood Gulch" by Clarence E. Mulford. Published by A.L. Burt, 1925.

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A Is For


Patch, no markings or writing on reverse side.

Found in "Freckles" by Gene Stratton Porter. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1904.

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LaRue


Ink blotter advertising LaRue Cleaners of Binghamton NY.

Found in "Selected Astrological Lectures, Lessons, Writings" by Sylvia DeLong. Published by the author, 1976.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Kelly Bannon Girard, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Four Antique Children's Books - contest closed



Contest now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.
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Family

Photograph, no date or writing.

Found in "The Century Magazine: May-October, 1895." Published by The Century Co., 1895.

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Tour With Confidence


Vintage Shell gas station road map of New Orleans, no date listed (ca 1950s). Copyrighted by the H.M. Gousha Company, Chicago IL.

Found in "Henry James: 1843-1870" by Leon Edel. Published by Lippincott, 1953.




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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Sarah Matthews, who entered on the site.
 
Sarah, I will try to get in touch via your Blogger profile, you can also reach me at fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.
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