Greetings to all on a very dreary Ohio February day. I think Ohio is famous for dreary Februarys. I probably should not complain, as we are going to miss the second midwest blizzard.
I thought I would share with you one of my most prized possessions... an original 1921 copy of Bolton and Coe's American Samplers. Although it has a library stamp, this is the first edition published by the Colonial Dames of Massachusetts. Those of you who are sampler lovers will know how much I treasure this book.
About 20 years ago, long before the advent of searching online for old books, I was walking by the used book store in town, on my birthday, no less, and there is was in the front window for $15.00! I think I had heart palpitations while I rushed inside to buy it! The cover was in wonderful condition until my darling kittens tore at the paper photo...needless to say, I no longer have it on display.
I have another 1973 hardback copy that I use for reference and to read, as the old copy has all the original papers protecting the photos.
Hugs to all,