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BarbaraJean
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#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

The oldest physical book I own is, I think, this edition of Tennyson‘s poems. As far as I can tell, it‘s from the 1880s. It‘s not in great condition—I picked it up at a library book sale for a couple of dollars!—but I love it. That cover! The illustrations! And the print is so TINY!

The oldest book in my collection that I can definitely date is from 1908, and is also a Tennyson—an edition of Lancelot and Elaine.

BookmarkTavern Oh that is just lovely! Thanks for sharing! 2d
TheBookHippie Beautiful!!! 2d
Leftcoastzen Still lovely ! 2d
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slategreyskies Wow, I love it! 📚💕 2d
Bookwomble Gorgeous 😍 2d
Meshell1313 Gorg! 😍 1d
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
The Illiad | Homer
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I have a copy of The Iliad and a set of Dickens‘ works that were both published in 1870. I also have a set of Thackeray published in 1890. I started collecting antique books a couple of years ago!
#SundayFunday

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2d
BookmarkTavern Those look so beautiful! Thanks for posting! 2d
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Princess-Kingofkings
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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#SundayFunday with @BookmarkTavern This 1938 printing of Gone with the Wind belonged to my Grandma. In 1946, when my Mama was 6 weeks old, there was a house fire. This book survived but shows some damage. Still, I cherish it.

TheBookHippie I have my grandmas book as well! 2d
Princess-Kingofkings @TheBookHippie It is the best piece of family and history. 2d
BookmarkTavern That‘s definitely got some memories with it! Thanks for sharing! 2d
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TheBookHippie
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Both of these 1883 🤍

#SUNDAYFUNDAY

WHAT IS THE OLDEST PHYSICAL BOOK YOU OWN?

AmyG Wow! 2d
Meshell1313 GORG 😍🙌 2d
CBee WOW ♥️♥️♥️ 2d
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Bookwormjillk 😍😍😍 2d
KadaGul @TheBookHippie Amazing condition. 🥰❤️🥰 2d
julieclair Those are gorgeous! My oldest book is our family Bible from the 1860s. 2d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2d
BookmarkTavern Double wow! Those are gorgeous! Thanks for posting! 2d
slategreyskies Love these! It‘s the middle of the night here, and everyone‘s asleep or I‘d get up and check my shelves now. 💕 2d
Gissy 😱😍🙌❤️❤️❤️ 8h
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Born.A.Reader
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Ooh what a fun prompt! This one has a publisher's date of 1885, with a handwritten inscription Christmas of that year. I've several other books that look old but don't have a copyright or publisher's date to tell me just how old.
#sundayfunday @BookmarkTavern

TheBookHippie I have this same book!!!! Somewhere! 😊 2d
BookmarkTavern Oh that looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 2d
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Susanita
The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Inspired by @julesG ‘s comment on my #sundayfunday post…

However, one could say that any book I read #InvolvesHeist 😎

#springskies

julesG A heist you say? Stacked 2d
Eggs Love heists!! 2d
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TheSpineView
Untitled | Untitled
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#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

I have this set of books I inherited from my father. They were published in 1952. ❤️📚❤️

BookmarkTavern My dad has that same set! 💖 Thanks for sharing! 2d
Gissy 😍📚❤️❤️❤️ 8h
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Susanita
Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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I have a copy of Hamlet that, according to the stamped label in the front, a relative of my mother-in-law used during the 1923-1924 school year. #sundayfunday

julesG My family has a Bible(?) from the late 17th or early 18th century. I have a few history books from the 1920s. And a few ladies' fashion magazines bound together by individual year from the late 19th century or early 20th. Would show you a picture, but those heirlooms are at my parents' but they are mine (mu-ha-ha-ha!). My brother got a chapeau-clack (🎩) and an old violin 🎻. 😉 2d
julesG Sorry, not sure why I left that comment under your post. I should have made an individual post. 🙄🙄🙄 2d
BookmarkTavern That is so cool! Thanks for posting! 2d
BookmarkTavern And @julesG I love seeing peoples comments too! That sounds like quite the heirloom! 2d
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Kshakal
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I have my mom‘s original copy of gone with the wind!

#sundayfunday @BookmarkTavern

TheBookHippie I have my grandmas -the first printing!!! 2d
BookmarkTavern Oh wow! That‘s amazing! Thanks for sharing! 2d
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BookmarkTavern
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I‘ve got a copy of Robert Burns that was published in 1943! Just a plain green cloth bound hardcover with a matching ribbon bookmark. I got it from a library overflow sale. 💚

#SundayFunday Hope you are all having a great week, and don‘t forget to tag me!

Teresereading I have a book of English poetry given to my great great grandmother by her fiancée in late 1800s. Will have to check how old it is. 2d
BookmarkTavern @Teresereading That‘s a lovely story! 💖 1d
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