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What is the oldest book You have?

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What is the oldest book You have?

Postby Ed Sysop » Sat Oct 14, 2000 9:50 pm

QuiGonBuffy
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I have a 122 year old book in my library. The next oldest is only 80 years old. I
really need to get some more antuique books in my library...

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Anne Dralen
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

20 Years? I dunno. Never read 'War and Peace'. How old is that one?

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QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

That is probably from the 19th Century...

The book I have was printed up in 1878

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Ed Sysop
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Although we have a library of thousands and thousands of books, I don't think
we have many that are very, very old. Deb's actually the big reader, not me,
so I don't know everything that's on the shelves.

An interesting thing though. A couple of days ago we in a furniture store in
Manhattan, and there were some books being used as props on some shelves.
I picked one up and it was dated 1888.

I figured it was probably just a copy, but Deb said it was real.
QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

You can tell these things easily, if you're in the know.

1888? Wow... :@) What was it about?

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Ed Sysop
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

I don't remember the name, I think it was a pirate story or something. Deb also
has some books on our shelves that are around 100 years old, I'm sure she'll
mention which ones next time she's on.
QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Cool :@)

I've now got one that's older :@)

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Kat
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?


I've got a rather humorous book (humorous in this day and age), copyright
1874, called "Sex in Education; or, A Fair Chance for Girls."

Also, a book about birds with some nice pictures, copyright 1898.

And, "The Song of Hiawatha" copyright 1900.

More recent ones include a book about cats from 1935. The original "Bambi" in
all its terror and gore, not Disney-fied, from 1929 (it's GREAT!!! Actually made
me cry!). And "Marquis de Sade - His Life and Works" from 1948 (although
that's recent, doesn't qualify as an old book really, but I thought I'd mention it
anyway )

Kat

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OH!!! and, how could I forget, I've got "Surgery" from 1908 and "Vitalogy" from
1921. Big huge books. Fascinating!

Kat

QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Seems you've got quite a library... ;@)

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My is not that old, but here is...

The oldest book I have is a book I also liked very much,
'For Whom the Bell Tolls' copyrighted to 1948 (my
grandmother got it for her 16's birthday).
explicit risk
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Bambi... My mother would not let me see that movie until I was 13 because
she maintained it was a horror movie. Got kids all attached to these poor little
animals then killed them off. She also felt it was an anti-gun movie, and
anti-hunting. So I wonder if maybe she read the origional that you have?

a strange family produced, risk
Kat
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Bambi, 1929

risk, that could well be. The original Bambi is nothing at all like the disney
Bambi cartoons of today. I read that book when I was a kid, and I think your
mother was right, if she read the original! It is a very sad, violent story, full of
pain fear and grief. It made me cry (and this is rare; books and movies don't
often make me that emotional.) But don't get me wrong, it's a GREAT book.
Those are the reasons that make it great. It's a very profound story.

Kat

Kat
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Buf - hehehehh yeah, I've got way too many books. Sure makes it hard to
move!

Kat

QuiGonBuffy
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Re: Bambi, 1929

Sunds like Watership Down to me...

That film should have a Certificate 18 slapped on it.

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"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

My library has a number of books, but they are not that old by and large-yet

*hugs*

"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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QuiGonBuffy
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Re: My is not that old, but here is...

That is so cool :@)

*hugs*

"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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Ed Sysop
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Re: Bambi, 1929

What's a certificate 18?
Kat
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Oh, no, most of my books are not old. In fact, I think most of my books are
probably copyright this past decade (I didn't really have money to pile up
books the decade before that heh...) The bunch of old ones I have are mostly
ones that I've found or bought for literally pennies.

Kat

QuiGonBuffy
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Re: Bambi, 1929

I think it equates to an NC-17.

However, your film classification system is so darned complex, I'm not entirely
certain on that.

*hugs*

"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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QuiGonBuffy
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

You know what?

Same here :@)

*hugs*

"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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Ed Sysop
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Re: Bambi, 1929

It's not really too complicated. I think it's something like:

G for General audiences
PG-13 for Parental Guidance for those under 13
R - for restricted, usually means there are boobs or A LOT OF violence in the
movie
X, which may have been changed to that NC-17 you mentioned.

I guess the most telling thing about American film ratings is that sex and
violence are both treated the same way. Sex is bad at any level, violence is
only bad if it's TOO intense.

Sheesh.
QuiGonBuffy
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Re: Bambi, 1929

It's a wholly different affair with the British system. I moddeled my own
classification system after the BBFC system- and even used their symbols.

It seems to be a better grading system.

*hugs*

"An Enemy in confusion is not attacking."

"Anger is like a fire... powerful, giving heat, but like fire can surge out of control,
destroying all around it, and ultimately itself. Therefore, the only way to have anger is to
control it, to master it and use it as a tool."

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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

I looked while at my mom's. One published in 1862. The next one was in 1890.
That was 'Pilgrims Progress'. She/we collect antique books and have quite a
few 100 years old and older. We found some old readers as well, school books
from the late 1800, which were written in by the owner. A neat little insight
from that era and the young lady had a great sense of humor as well.

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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

impressive ;@)

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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Hmm the oldest book I have is from the 1940's I believe.. it's a hardback book
with several horror stories in it.. a couple from Edgar Allen Poe and it's one of
my favorite books too. I love horror novels. What can I say I'm a huge
Stephen King fan. Also Poe.

I guess the next book could be American Graffiti... you know it was made into
a movie later and startted Richard Gere. Believe me the book was so much
better.

Erica *Kashmir*
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Crimson Rose
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Was it made by George Lucas and have Frencis Ford Coppola behind the
scenes?

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YumYum
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

the actual oldest book in the family is the family Bible. I don't have possession
of it, but it dates back a long way and has a heck of a history and bullet hole
in it. I think the older books are facinating and any little extra, like writing or
something *found a flower in one* is just an added thrill.

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Crimson Rose
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

I won't ask where the bullet came into it ;@)

Sounds like you've got a broader collection than me... *sigh*

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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

haha!! Rose, it's not that bad. It was carried in the Civil War by one of my
family members, it's a legend! So that make it cool and more valuble. He was
returning from leave and while crossing a field a shot rang out and he was hit.
He survived that and the war (thanks goodness or I wouldn't be here) but
when he looked at the Bible and traced through to where it stopped it had
stopped on a passage about brothers killing brothers. Interesting piece of
trivia!

It mostly belongs to my mom, they are fun to find. I like to look mostly now for
first editions.

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and so gentle as real strength." ~Ralph W Stockman
Crimson Rose
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

well, it's still cool... :@)

Mine are less damaged, though ;@)

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Lythande
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

Most of my books are from the 60's - present. But, I have some pulps from the
30's or 40's and a few books from early in the century that we recently found
buried in the thousands of books there.

Does anyone know how to date a book that's undated?? Found a very old Alice
in Wonderland that I'd like to get more info on. So far, no luck.

Deb
Crimson Rose
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Re: What is the oldest book You have?

What company printed it? Does it still exist?

What edition is it? Is there a museum that might help you in your search?

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Antique Alice in Wonderland

Crimson,

The only information I see on the book is: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
with Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel, Siegel-Cooper Co. New York
Chicago. 166 pages (this book is small - about 4" x 6" with a pretty cover -
roses and vines design.

I can get a pic of it if that would help?

Deb


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Re: Antique Alice in Wonderland

as stated in pervious post, is there a museum that could possibly help you in
your search?

Or an antique bookshop?

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