Saturday, July 9, 2011

Buy one, get one free

It always takes two cars to deliver one car to the repair shop... and since we were both out, together, my dearly beloved suggested we check out the best of our local shopping possibilities... a thrift shop. "Thrift shop" in my world means books! so of course I happily went along with the idea.

I was rewarded for being such a good wife. The first sign I spotted on the bookshelves said, "We are being overtaken by books! Help us solve the problem. Buy 1 book for 29 cents, get the second book free!"

When I am shopping, nothing lights my fire faster than the absence of a dollar figure in the price. Add "free" on top of that? Icing on the cake! I was determined to find two good books.

The first book was a picture dictionary. Cute, colorful. For 29 cents? Yep - mine. Now to find the free book.

Nothing... nothing.... how can there be nothing? I'm not even being picky!! We're talking free!

And then... there it was. Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes. With wood engravings by Philip Reed. It is a beautiful book. A special printing by the artist for his friends for Christmas 1970. Look at these
samples of the artwork...

Nearly every page begs to be framed. I love this book. Yesssssss!

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God... I John 3:1


Anonymous said...

That is my kind of book deal! How could you have waffled? Cookbooks, were there any? You made the right choice though. The Mother Goose would have been my choice too. The engravings look like something we'll be seeing in guerillla art??

- Laura

cHim-prints said...

No cookbooks that looked interesting. In fact, I think I recognized one that I donated!

I seriously thought about using these pictures in Guerrilla art... alas, copyright attached. I understand, but sooo disappointed.