7/3/13

look what I found!

I spent last weekend in Chelan with my best friend Cindy.  Chelan is a small resort town but they have a couple of great thrift stores and we always find time to browse and see if there's something we can't live without.  This time I hit the jackpot!

Cindy found this treasure for me and I thought about it for about ...... 10 seconds!


This wonderful old book is a 1923 reference edition of type styles - apparently a seminal book of the time.  I paid $10 for 1100 pages of beautiful type samples - less than a penny a page - for collage fodder for years to come.  The binding is absolutely falling apart but the pages are mostly in very good condition (though it does smell like an old basement).

I looked online and one sold on ebay for about $50 and they're available on Amazon for $85.  That's not enough of an incentive for me to give up this most excellent find.  Thanks again Cindy!











Isn't it amazing?  There are many types of paper used throughout the book presumably to show how color and type react to different surfaces.  I'm just in heaven!


10 comments:

  1. What a find! Enjoy!

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  2. What a marvelous book! The fact that they used various papers in it is really cool. I'll be interested to see how you use all the different stuff in it.

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  3. OMG you lucky lady, what an amazing find! Worth every dollar methinks. Would you consider scanning and sharing any of those beautiful pages in the future?? Lol gotta ask, cheeky wench that I am!!
    Huge hugs x

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  4. fantastic! that will be a great resource for years to come with that many pages!

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  5. Wow! What a great find!

    I'm slowly finding my way back to Blogland after my unintended blog break.

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  6. This is exactly why I love browsing in 2nd hand stores. Wonderful find and a great resource in years to come.

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  7. Oh my...this is a wonderful resource for collage. Lucky you.

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  8. This is just perfect!

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  9. Great find! Wow!

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