I like collecting old books. Not just any old book ... there has to be some kind of connection. I'm partial to blue books but I'll buy other colours if there's something special about it. My favourite books are the ones with inscriptions in the fly leaf. Inscriptions like ....
"To Dr. Arthur -
With the Seasons most cordial greetings.
Don't you wonder who Dr. Arthur was? An elderly gentleman? Or neighbour perhaps? Was H.E. a man or a woman? WWI was still on that Christmas of 1917 so perhaps H.E. was a soldier fortunate enough to have returned home. I like books that have been read and loved.
They look pretty stacked and tied with ribbon too. I like photographing books and using them as props. I always take a lot of photos, trying different angles and locations.