Category Archives: Antique and Vintage Books

Books as Art

I have just  come across an amazing Instagram page called Secret Safe Books where two artists have taken vintage and classic books and made them  into keepsake boxes. I especially love the HP Lovecraft, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen and … Continue reading

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Vintage Book on Beethoven by Frederick Corder

Vintage Book on Beethoven by Frederick Corder Here is vintage book on Ludwig van Beethoven I have in my collection. It has a soft cardboard cover and the pages are thick, almost like card. From reading about the author (who … Continue reading

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Chopin: An Index of His Works, vintage book

Chopin: An Index of His Works, vintage book An Index of his works in chronological order, by Maurice J.E Brown, 1960. I was given this book a few years ago. Inside there is stamped: FF.CLOUGH-KINGSWOOD-UPPER COLWYN BAY. This seems to … Continue reading

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The Music Lover’s Portfolio- charming vintage folio

The Music Lover’s Portfolio- charming vintage folio Two weeks ago I was walking past a second hand bookshop ( the building dates from the late eighteenth century). Outside there is always a couple of bookshelves with reduced priced books- 50p- … Continue reading

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Beethoven-A Documentary Study compiled and edited by H.C Robbins Landon

Beethoven-A Documentary Study compiled and edited by H.C Robbins Landon. Published 1970. This is a book is one of my favourites in my Beethoven book collection- it is full of contemporary sources- letters, diaries and anecdotes from Beethoven’s friends and … Continue reading

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The Pianoforte- vintage book

The Pianoforte- vintage book. This is a  book I bought last week, for just £3, from a second hand bookshop. The bookshop itself is of interest as the building dates from the late eighteenth century. I love old bookshops- they … Continue reading

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Victorian edition of essays and letters by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Victorian edition of essays and letters by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Here is another marvellous find to add to my antique/vintage book collection- an 1886 edition of Mr Shelley’s essays and letters. I found it in a charity bookshop who give … Continue reading

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