I found this at Book Castle. I’ve not read it yet, and I suspect I won’t for a while. But I simply have to show you what I found inside:
The inscription says (to the best of my ability to read that pretty handwriting):
Prize for Needle-work
Thom Mv Mumford
This inscription is 94 years old. 1914!! The book was published in 1906. Do the maths, people!!
There are two other things left in the book that may yield clues to where it came from. The first is this card, announcing the services and Bible classes for the Evangelical Free Church:
So we know the book either came from BC or passed through there at some point. The last item doesn’t tell me much. It’s a bookmark that is torn at the bottom:
Here are a couple of colourplates inside the book, because they’re pretty:
I love finding things like this! I’m always curious about who owned an old book that eventually lands in my lap. To think this one made the trip from almost a century ago and is still in such a good condition! This is officially the oldest book in my collection now. Yes, I’m completely thrilled!