Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Young People's Natural History ~ Antique Book

Below are a few images from an old book I picked up at the flea market ~ this one is a children's book dated 1901. The book appears to be a shortened version from the works of Theodore Wood and Henry Shieren ~ edited/arranged by Isaac Johnson.
It is packed with stories about animals, 5 colored plates and loads of black and white illustrations ~ while I haven't read any of the stories, I was attracted to the beautiful colored illustrations ~ I think lithography ~ a way of printing that is not used much if at all anymore.

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