Oh dear. It looks like I might have started to collect old books.
Only a few so far. I was really excited to find that copy of Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker. I wonder if books, especially old books, will increase in value as people start using e-readers more and more.
No, no, don't worry. I'm not stockpiling these like gold, hoping I can retire on the profits of selling them. Much worse, actually. I'm just collecting them because I like the author...or thought they were pretty. For example, I doubt I'll read The Man from Red-Keg. But what a gorgeous cover! And I love the author's name. Eugene Thwing.
Great dust jacket on the Ferber stories. And I pretty much only bought Jo's Boys for the acorns on the cover.
Sometimes what's inside design-wise is just as exciting as what's on the outside. Look at these Dorothy Parker endpapers.
I'd like wallpaper made from the Edna Ferber endpapers.