Friday, May 08, 2009

Older than your grannie

Mother thinks this book may be worth something. She is unsure how she acquired it. It has a very handsome cover, but I doubt it would be worth much.

I can't quite make the handwritten text, but here is my best shot. Now off to look at old books at ebay.

To Miss A. May from Mrs Foster
with kind regards &
and best wishes for her future welfare.
Feb 9th 1898.

Update: Published 1897 and might fetch $20 retail.


6 comments:

  1. Is that an Arthur Rackham illustration? I'd give you a couple of quid if it was.

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  2. Andrew have you been paying attention?

    She has it because it is a "tale of The Huguenots" and her ancestors were indeed Huguenots.

    Louisa C. Silke, Steadfast and True: A Tale of the Huguenots (RTS). Probably the 1905 reprint of this historical novel about the aftermath of the Revocation ...
    littleprofessor.blogspot.com/2003_09_01_archive.html

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  3. Wow, does it smell old and musky too? I love old books :)

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  4. That would probably 50 of our Pacific Pesos Brian. Done.

    Oh yes F.G. I had to explain what Huguenots were to Mother.

    It didn't smell actually Cazzie. I haven't smelt a musky book for years.

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  5. She penned just a few bajillion words in her many booksUnusual for her era that she was a career writer who never married.
    Pity about the price, most of her books are very rare, even in UK, yet aren't worth much.

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  6. Jayne, perhaps the stories are just too unreadable, although, it did look a bit interesting to me.

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