Sunday, November 13, 2011

Little Leather Library - Redcroft Edition

The Tempest - Shakespeare
Memories of President Lincoln - Walt Whitman

Poems - Robert Browning
Greatest Thing in the World - Drummond

Snowbound and Other Poems - Whittier
Friendship and Other Essays - Henry Thoreau

Sonnets From the Portugese - Elizabeth Browning
Fifty Best Poems of America - Various

Man Without a Country - Rudyard Kipling
A Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare

The Man Who Was ... - Rudyard Kipling
"Little Leather Library - Redcroft Edition"

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The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was the first company to mass-market inexpensive books in the United States. The corporation, founded in 1916 by Albert Boni, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackheim, made available a wide variety of classics by many popular authors in miniature editions. The 101 books in this collection are 3" x 4" in size, bound in imitation leather, and characteristic of the Redcroft edition published between 1920-1924.

I rescued these delightful miniature books out of a bin at the Goodwill Outlet Store this past summer. The next stop for these books would have been the shredder.

Linking up with Al's "Sunday Scans"!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Glass Doodads - Found at Goodwill

Last month when I went to the Goodwill Surplus store, I found these little treasures.

Shot glass - "Denali National Park"
Perfume Bottle (with some perfume still in it)
Salt & Pepper shakers, yellow ceramic
Frog - Avon
Tiny vase (3 vintage silhouette scenes) - "Made in Western Germany"
White glass shaker - "Made in Taiwan"
Covered dish - George Washington on top, "Mt. Vernon, Virginia"
Plastic toy - "Epcot Center"
Tall blue bottle stopper