Thursday, June 23, 2011

Finding new (old) treasures in the attic.

Well, the last two days have been an eye-opener as to how much stuff there can be in an attic. Things that one would never think to be up there that just naturally are, especially when the attic is at the Dixon Public Library. This is a library that was started at another building called the Dixon Hose Company which at the time was the fire department. All you had to do was donate a book and you could become a library patron. It looks like all those many years ago, they kept each and every one of those donations. Stay tuned, in the coming months there will be more offerings of more bound and unbound magazines and so forth from the mid-1800's and later.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dixon Public Library Historical Collection Books- available June 14th

Military and Colonial Police of the United States by Elihu Root, 1916. 1st Edition.

King and Prince or God and Jesus by George Lorimer, 1889. 1st Edition.

History of the World War by Francis March, 1919. 1st Ed.

The Story of Tonty by Mary Catherwood, 1890. 1st Ed.

Summer Savory by Benj. F. Taylor, 1879. 1st Edition.

Oil! by Upton Sinclair, 1927. 1st Edition, 3rd Print.

Kinder-Und Haus- Marchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm 1880.

The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton, 1902. Complete in 2 Volumes. 1st Edition.

Original Travels of Baron Munchhausen by Rudolph Raspe, late 1800's.

The Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle, 1901. 1st Edition.

The Constitution of the United States by David Watson, 1910. Complete in 2 Volumes. 1st Ed.

Dames and Daughters of Colonial History by Geraldine Brooks, 1900. 1st Edition.

The Supreme Court and the Constitution by Charles Beard, 1912. 1st Edition.

Lew Wallace, An Autobiography, 1906. Complete in 2 Volumes. 1st Edition.

The Art Journal, 1875. Published by Appleton & Co.

Anderson Crow Detective by George Barr McCutcheon, 1920. 1st

Selected Fables of Esop by R. Dodsley, 1811.

Night Thoughts on Life, Death & Immortality by Edward Young, 1810.

Zell's Condensed Cyclopedia, Complete in One Volume 1879

The Tragic Muse by Henry James, Complete in 2 Volumes. 1890