02 December 2010

The Personal Library of Jeanne Lanvin

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all photos via The Selby

I have a real affinity for old books. The way the pages feel, the way they smell, the colors on the spines. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a collection of late 1800s elementary school books and snatched up the whole lot. I love them to pieces but they hardly compare to gorgeous books in the private library of Jeanne Lanvin. I guess that's only to be expected... I mean, she is Jeanne Lanvin after all. Just look at those embroidered covers!

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9 comments:

fy said...

its so wonderfull...

A Little Brighter said...

Oh wow! How incredible! Those embroidered covers are beautiful! I adore the illustrations in them too (I guess I love old childrens books the most)

Ayesha x

LivingInSong said...

Those are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow, wouldn't you love to browse through that library. The covers are all so beautiful too.

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

Carys said...

Old books are so beautiful, these pictures are amazing.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Angie said...

Oooooo...I adore books...I adore this personal library....Great post

xxx

Angie

P.S:http://chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com/

Don't bother to pass by...

Samantha said...

They look so beautiful, I'd love to see whats inside!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I love old books. gorgeous!!!

Andrea said...

Oh my! I've come across my fair share of old books (many inherited from my grandmother). These are so well-kept. No sign of mildew or must! While I can appreciate their meticulous preservation, sometimes I find that the dust is half the fun. Another favorite of mine has got to be inscriptions--which makes me wonder what's been written in the pages and inside the covers of these!