This is interesting: a Book, 600 Years Old, That No One Can Figure Out

Crazy illustrations, and an undecipherable text. 600 Years Old.

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Vintage Books for Sale at GotchaChaCha on Etsy

_DSC0012 _DSC0013This book is for sale on my Etsy site. It is titled “Young Years Library, Best Loved Stories and Poems” Book 4, edited by Augusta Baker, Children’s Coordinator at the NYC Public Library, 1965. I found an article about Augusta Baker by Barbara Bader in The Horn Book Magazine.

Bader writes, “In the children’s library world and beyond, Augusta Baker was known for two big things — transforming the image of blacks in children’s books and enlarging the reach of storytelling.” She also tells of the encounter with the poet Audre Lorde, who at 4 years old met Baker and credits her with instilling the love of literature and reading.

So you can see for yourself, in this delightful compilation, with sharp illustrations, and classic stories. The inside is in great condition, the edges of the cover are a bit beaten up, see the pictures at my listing.

Frye’s Grammar School Geography 1902 Michigan & Wisconsin

Yeah, this one was probably a mistake. REALLY messed up condition. Some of these pictures were so cool, but not that many, and I don’t think I can frame them. I did call the Milwaukee Public Library yesterday to see if they were interested the book I blogged about yesterday, and they gave me a number to call, and I am too nervous to call, but I will call next week. Any idea’s what to do with this book?

1891 Welch’s System of Classification, Gradation and Close Supervision

“Consisting of Permanent Record and Duplicate Reports”

This was another of the books I bought at the thrift store the other day. It is very old, it is in pretty bad condition. The cover is marbled, but very faded and banged up. It is still bound, but barely. I loved how old it was, and the handwriting, and that it is a record of students over 100 years ago. Do you think a library would want something like this or is it considered trash? I think I will call and find out.

“Checking for Injuries”

A great new picture up at Gotcha Cha Cha.

From the book “Technique of Bandaging and Splinting”, 1945. This is from a bizarre book I found, with pictures of 1940’s style people in bandages. The illustrations are great. They are done by Guy Brown Wiser who I was able to Google successfully. At this blog you can learn all about him. I also found this from Ask Art.com:

Born in Marion, IN on Feb. 10, 1895. Wiser graduated from Cornell University in 1917. He then served in WWI as an Air Force pilot before returning to South Bend, IN where he practiced architecture. During 1924-26 he studied art in Paris with Despujols and with Charles Hawthorne at Cape Cod. He taught for nine years at Ohio State University before moving to Los Angeles in 1934 and then taught at Scripps College for two years. During the years 1925-57 he illustrated about 80 books for various book companies. He died in Fallbrook, CA on March 30, 1983. Exh: County Fair (LA), 1935; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; Pasadena High School, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936.