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On holiday with my family in the Lake District, we stayed in a wing of a beautiful old house. It boasted a reading room packed with antique books and furniture that took my breath away! Needless to say, my parents had a little trouble dragging me away to actually see the lakes. I couldn’t resist sharing some of my most amazing finds with you…
A gorgeous edition of Emma by Jane Austen:
The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray:
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin:
A 1941 edition of Postscripts by J.B. Priestley:
This stunning 1953 collection of Samuel Pepys’ biography by Arthur Bryant:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens:
A 1952 edition of Florence Nightingale’s biography by Cecil Woodham-Smith:
And finally … a group photo!
Do you share my love for old books? Have any rare, collectable or just very pretty editions? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!