Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Buys 4/15/11 - 4/29/11

I know, I know.  I said I wasn't going to buy a lot due to lack of mulah...  And while this may seem like so many books, it wasn't expensive.  The total was less than $10.00, actually.  Actually, it was all $10.00 with three vintage records I bought.  Booyah! ;)

Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Once more I am trying my hand with Klein.  I liked Two Girls of Gettysburg, but ended up giving it away because it wasn't that important to me.  But when I saw this for $1.00, I couldn't pass it up, not for a hardcover in really good condition.  We'll see what I think...

The Palace Beautiful
A vintage book that I LOVE.  Look at how gorgeous it is!!!  And the side, with the vines...  Sheesh, so awesome!  I'd say it's published 1890's, due to the wear and tear and the type of binding it has.
This, for 25 cents.

Jo's Boy and Little Men
I think they're 1930's, but I can't be sure.  I loved Little Men and hope to someday soon read Jo's Boys.  50 cents each.

The Scarlet Pimpernel...  or, Pimpernela Escarlata
Because I'm a foreign language freak, I just couldn't pass this one up.  It was a little more expensive (around $4.00), but it is a beautiful copy from the 1960's in great condition.  I'm in my third year of Spanish (and first year of French!) and found that I was able to understand more than I expected when I tried to read this book (not a lot, but enough to make me happy).  And I own it, meaning that I can pick it up and attempt to read this wonderful story in Spanish any time I want to. ;)  Oh, I'm such a geek.

Love's Labor's Lost by Shakespeare
While Shakespeare isn't my favorite, I couldn't help but pick up this adorable copy for 25 cents.  I mean, really, the art is just so stinking cute, and the green...and yah.  I love its cuteness. ;)

I almost didn't buy this book.  My mom talked me into it, and I'm so happy that I spent $1.00!  It's an old Rhetoric text book, with lots of notes and stuff inside.  I haven't been able to study the contents much yet (I'm a bit afraid to; it's from 1891), but it looks super duper interesting.  And I'm sure, at one point in time, it was a beautiful book.  I want to somehow restore it!

What did you all buy this week/get at the library/receive for review?  Link to your posts or just write it down in the comments!
Happy reading! :D


  1. Nice finds! I can't wait to hear what you think of Ophelia. A dollar for that beautiful hardcover is a great bargain!

  2. Wow, you got some great deals! I liked The Two Girls of Gettysburg too, but you'll have to tell me how Ophelia is!!

  3. Wow. I love old books. These are gorgeous!