"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
Charles W. Eliot
See the four small red books on the stack of these little books.....found them while antiquing with a friend a few weeks back. She saw them in a stack and we both fell in love with the size, the feel and the color.
They only measure 3" by 4" and are nicely weathered inside.
Each one was written by a famous author during the 1800's....I can only imagine how many hands have held these delicate little tomes.
What a different time it was then with books only available to the chosen few.... and such small sizes.
As more advanced methods of book publication became available larger books came into being...but still very small compared to those we read today.
These hardcover books are approximately 4" by 6"...small enough to still be carried in a pocket...to be lovingly read again and again as one traveled or just wanted some small of entertainment of the day..
Can you imagine what the population of the 1800's would have thought of the Kindle or I Pad???
In fact....at times...I have a hard time realizing that I can read a book on a computer.
Oh I do hope books don't completely disappear!!!
hugs to all,
p.s....I haven't stopped into see very many of you lately...I apologize...I'm not feeling very well...hopefully I'll be on the mend soon.