A stash of books

January 30, 2010 at 5:26 am Leave a comment

This is my stash of books from fossicking through the Lifeline Bookfest, a giant book sale that a local charity holds in Brisbane every six months. As well as all the usual crafty bits and bobs that caught my eye and seven cloth-bound Zane Grey Westerns from the 50s, I got some great examples of 60s illustration – the How & Why Book of Birds, the Modern Girls Annual (which has some super-cute pics inside and a beautiful rose outline that would look tremendous embroidered on a Western shirt), the Hare & the Tortoise (illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, who did quite a lot of children’s book illustration – yes, I already have an embroidery project in mind!) and a really unusual children’s folk tale from the USSR (the one with the fox on it, which is some kind of political allegory that I’m still trying to fathom)!


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