Now vintage books aren't usually something I sell, but when I had a large tub full thrust under my nose, all classics with their original dust covers, at a very cheap price, I thought, why not take a few and give them a try?
I have a couple of smallish antique fairs coming up soon, and thought these would appeal to the 50+ age group that attends these types of fairs.
Older women become very nostalgic for their own childhood when they see this type of thing...Cue the classic line I hear over and over at fairs - "Oh IIIIIIIII remember these!!! I used to have one when...."
People love to buy and collect these for their young grand children...its human nature to want to give the best of our experiences to those we love. These are all mid-50s editions, so are exactly the ones that baby boomers would have had during their childhoods.
And hows this classic (?) from 1933, 'Entertaining with Elizabeth Craig'. This woman has an awful lot to say, believe me!
This Art Deco lounge room illustration is just inside the front cover. I found the grocery shopping very quaint - it says buying pie frills is 'a must'.
And if anyone ever needs to know how to behave when doing a country weekender with the nobs at their country 'hice' with 'the haw-siz and the 'dawgs', then this is the required reading!
Instructions on conducting a 'proper English tea'. I've read on various blogs that people who are vintage lovers 'miss an era they never knew'. And I wonder about that, I really do. Would those people really cope with their behaviour being so regulated??
Etiquette in Colonial 'Inn-jurr'. As it is pronounced by such people as would have followed such rules!
And specially for those going on a cruise soon, and we won't name names but you know who you are, I've included this page. And NOTE- no bizarre costumes please! Mwah ha ha ha ha!!!!
Cocktail parties, a 'modern innovation'. Well thank God for that, I say!
This is just part of the contents. Whichever 'member of the aristocracy' penned this tome certainly took their time over it, as it's certainly a comprehensive guide.
On a final note, for those who don't know how to use ebay (strange but true, such people do exist) here's a direct link to my listings.