Helllllo readers, little odd to be writing to you on a Wednesday but I have a really lovely post to share with you today. I was contacted by Invaluable.com (a website that specialises in auctions of collectible items) and asked whether I wanted to have a browse through their bookish sections and come up with my dream purchases.
Sorry, antique books and shopping online? *eeee.* Here are a couple of the wonderful lots they have for auction that I would adore to get my little mitts on.
Not only are these book utterly stunning to look at but they’re first editions. Sighs. If anyone wants to buy these for me I might just adore you for forever and a day.
These are so beautiful *cries gentle.* I adore books with covers that really emulate the contents of the book but these really are just a little perfect. I would adore looking after these and looking inside the crisp pages.
I think many of the books I would want to own revert back to my adoration of books as a child and this one definitely links to this. I used to love listening to this story and have been tempted a number of times to go and find a copy and give it another read. I think this copy is really beautiful and would take pride of place on my bookshelf.
Finally I have a picked a beautiful classic; who doesn’t like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wait don’t answer that everyone does right? Once again the cover is sublime and as I know the contents is just as perfect I really must not favourite this and bid after a glass of wine or two.
Four picks from the wonderful site invaluable.com. I really would recommend having a little look around because the choice is so varied; vintage, signed books and really rare first editions for prices that won’t blow your budget. If you’re looking for a really special present, a rare book or something to treat yourself it is definitely worth a wander.
(All images taken from Invaluable.com and all auctions were live at time of posting!)