This beautiful old book caught my eye today sitting on the shelf. A poetical work of Eliza Cook.
I was drawn to the gorgeous gold leaf, the intricate patterns on the cover and the very old world gold page edges.
I opened up the book and was delighted by the 18th centrury illustrations and the poetry within the red bordered pages. As well as the inscription on the inside of the front cover dating back to March 12th 1893.
As I turned the pages a card dropped out. A thank you card handwritten which read "to the most wonderful mother in the world, and not fogetting the most beautiful." My heart melted, what a loving son, giving the gift of poetry to his beautiful mother.
I kept turning the pages and then discovered 3 small black and white photos of a couple of handsomly dresed gents, possibly from the early 1900's.
I feel like im holding some amazing history in my hands and feel so incredibly privelaged to currently have this book in our possession.
So many treasures to discover in 2nd hand bookshops.
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