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!