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.
Lot 118: A. C. Doyle, The Adventures & The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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.
Lot 229: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], “Lewis Carroll”. – Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
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.
Lot 123: Grahame (Kenneth) – The Wind in the Willows,
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.
Lot 162: Robinson (William Heath).- Shakespeare (William) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
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!)