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11-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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Joe: Where's the picture?

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11-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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Bill, the picture is now up. Joe, that is awesome.
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11-07-2012, 03:58 PM
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Joe: that looks so cozy! I like the wall of framed Lincoln pictures, especially.

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11-07-2012, 07:00 PM
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I can't remember if I've posted these before or not, so if I'm repeating myself, please forgive me.

These are part of my books by and about Sandburg.
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More of the Sandburg material
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Biographies of Lincoln and the Collected Works
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More Lincoln biographies, including Tarbell's on the bottom row.
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More Lincoln books
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And a basset hound who will need chiropractic care if she continues to sleep like this.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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11-07-2012, 09:07 PM
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(11-07-2012 07:00 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  I can't remember if I've posted these before or not, so if I'm repeating myself, please forgive me.

These are part of my books by and about Sandburg.
[Image: 006trp.jpg]

More of the Sandburg material
[Image: 007vbu.jpg]

Biographies of Lincoln and the Collected Works
[Image: 68599137.jpg]

More Lincoln biographies, including Tarbell's on the bottom row.
[Image: 74100834.jpg]

More Lincoln books
[Image: 20558715.jpg]

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

And a basset hound who will need chiropractic care if she continues to sleep like this.

[Image: 001nfq.jpg]


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Rob

Hi, Rob,

Most impressive. As for the picture of the Bassett--maybe that's why I need back surgery next month!

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11-07-2012, 10:27 PM
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Thanks Joe. That's just part of the collection. I have another six or so bookcases full of Civil War books plus far too many other kinds throughout the house (did I just say that?).

Droopy can get herself into some strange contortions.

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11-08-2012, 09:17 AM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2012 09:19 AM by Gene C.)
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There's nothing like the smell of an old book. A certian earthyness, a sense of must and dust. It's part of the fun of going into an old used book store. It must be an acquired taste, my kids haven't grown to appreciate it yet.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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11-08-2012, 11:59 AM
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About the smell of old books - I heartily agree, Gene! I LOVE the smell and particularly the feel of old leather bound volumes - and I have a great many.... it, too is the first thing I notice in an old bookstore - love, love it!

As a matter of fact, when I buy any old books they go right straight into the freezer at first! Now - before you think I've gone completely bonkers, it's an old trick that I was taught by a friend who worked for years at the Library of Congress. Putting old books into the freezer wrapped in saran wrap overnight or for a day or so kills any silverfish or bookworms which may exist in the old paper! And yes, it works!

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11-08-2012, 12:40 PM
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(11-08-2012 09:17 AM)Gene C Wrote:  There's nothing like the smell of an old book. A certian earthyness, a sense of must and dust. It's part of the fun of going into an old used book store. It must be an acquired taste, my kids haven't grown to appreciate it yet.

Oh, me too! I've always wondered if it comes from memories of my old school library, which was just a musty little room in a corner of the basement, filled with musty old books. One day a week mothers volunteered as librarians, and I believe mine was the first. The beginning of my love affair ...

In our family, we all love to give (and receive) old books as gifts. Not valuable ones, like Betty's leather bound ones, but ones we find at thrift shops, and flea markets, and library book sales. Even my two four-year-old grandsons have gotten the bug. They have their own growing library of classic (and not quite yet) childrens' literature, because Grammy can afford to spoil them thanks to Amazon marketplace and library discards. I think books are already one of their favorite things in the world too!
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11-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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Love it.

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11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
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(11-08-2012 02:00 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Love it.

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Just for the record...that isn't my library! Big Grin

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11-08-2012, 03:40 PM
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Whos library is that? Looks like that hoarder show on TV. Roger, that isn't yours is it?

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11-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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(11-08-2012 03:40 PM)LincolnMan Wrote:  Whos library is that? Looks like that hoarder show on TV. Roger, that isn't yours is it?

Bill, it's not mine, although the closet in our den is close. My wife always wants that door kept closed. When Gene mentioned "the smell" (which I love also) I went searching the Internet for a photo that reminded me of "the smell." And I came up with the photo above.
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11-08-2012, 04:38 PM
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Here are some more from my Lincoln/Civil War library.

Various books on general Civil War subejcts
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Books on various battles, in chronological order.
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Various personalities of the war
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Books on Grant and Lee
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General and multi-volume histories of the war.
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Books on the beginning of the war, slavery and ante-bellum politics. The books on the top of the case are biographies of Lincoln cabinet members and other Civil War era figures.
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And, of course, Droopy after researching in Ed Steers's book.
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11-08-2012, 04:49 PM
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Laurie Verge sent an email out a few months ago about this site ... http://bookshelfporn.com/

and no, it's not a porn site!

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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