19 December 2009

Vintage score!

My latest vintage book score is so beautiful I had to share it with you guys & dolls.

Check it out:

Mint 1943 copies of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights for only 3 dollars each!

Aren't they just lovely?

So how about you?
Have you scored any great books?

34 comments :

  1. Two of my favorite books. They are lovely. I have 3 different copies of Wuthering Heights because I love it so much. Where were you so lucky to find these?

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  2. Wow, that's awesome! They look to be in great condition too.

    I went to Barnes and Nobel today found lots of books I would like!

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  3. What timing!!! Just yesterday my boss (who knows I collect, love, freak out over vintage books) gave me a 1904 printing of Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Fantasy & Extravaganza (an extra bonus fun is the publishing company: Funk & Wagnalls Company - don't you love that?) and a 1914 printing of Pollyana Grows Up by Eleanor Porter! They are beautiful additions to my collection! I started reading Poe today....

    LOVE the copies you scored! They are beautiful.

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  4. Wow that is a great score and an amazing price. Enjoy them.

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  5. Beautiful! Congrats :) I love finding great book bargains.

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  6. Wow, the illustrations are really good. And they're in a decent condition! Lovely!! :)

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  7. Oh I forgot:o)

    I left you something over at my blog:

    http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com/2009/12/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

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  8. Those are beautiful! The only thing "vintage" I have is an English book from the early 20th century. My mom and dad bought it for me because I teach English. It's amazing how what's in that book is what we still teach in English! Wish I had a book like yours but there really isn't any for me :(

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  9. I would love to know where you scored these as well. They're stunning.

    Me? Just a few first editions. Nothing old like this.

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  10. Lovely find Juju!! I scored as well and now I'm too poor to eat (hehehe). Went to the Borders closing sale and I went bankcrupt!

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  11. They are exquisite, so beautiful!

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  12. AIV & Heather: I scored these at a little vintage book store in Louisville, KY (I'm here visiting my in laws)

    I'm with you AIV. I can't seem to own too many copies of Wuthering Heights.

    Southern Princess: 1904? That's awesome! Wow :)

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  13. I have never read either of those books, but just the cover art, all creepy and gothic would make me want to buy them just to have on my shelves. ;)

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  14. Those are just gorgeous. I don't have anything cool like vintage copies or first editions.

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  15. Those are gorgeous! I love vintage books and the art within them. It's so much fun scouring thrift stores and used bookstores and library booksales looking for them. I have yet to find anything as gorgeous as those, though. Nice job, JuJu :D

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  16. I love the Wuthering Heights cover. I was just at the bookstore and saw the new cover for it - very much like Twilight - but actually, I like this one better!

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  17. I like the vintage look but the women on the Jane Eyre cover look kind of creepy. So are these books "girls only" or would a "manly yet in touch with his feelings and feminine side" kind of guy appreciate these classics too?

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  18. Oh my goodness these are AMAZING! I love them.

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  19. Wow, I'm jealous! They're both lovely...and at 3 dollars they're definitely a steal.

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  20. Awesome find, Juju!

    The best score I ever had was years ago at a used book store - - I managed to pick up a first edition library bound hardcover of "Rebecca" for $2.

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  21. So beautiful! Great finds, Juju - I'm envious. :)

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  22. Gregory: Definitely! Definitely read Wuthering Heights. I can't vouch for Jane Eyre (I still need to read it) but Wuthering Heights is amazing and I think appealing to men as well.

    Lori: Rebecca for $2? SAWEEET!

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  23. I haven't read either book but they are on my list! $3 for vintage!? That's AWESOME!

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  24. Goodness, I'm so jealous! They look positively lovely. :-) Congrats, Juju!

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  25. *burns with jealousy, runs for fire extinguisher*

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  26. LOL NotNessie you never seize to make me smile :)

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  27. OMG, they look lovely! I'd have to say that the cover of Wuthering Heights is quite something.

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  28. Ok, so I'm wayyyy late, but I just saw this post...and for that past 5 minutes, I've been trying to come up with something to say, but I'm utterly speechless!!

    I am in awe *sighhhh* They are AMAZING!

    Question, how do they smell? Do they smell all old and musty...I love that! I think old books are one of life's greatest treasures *sniffle*

    ♥Isalys

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  29. Isa: Oh thank you! They have that lovely old scent with out being stinky. I just love them. Thank you for visiting this oldie post :)

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