May 24th, 2002

battyden

Lovejoy

Lovejoy was a completely brilliant series from the UK in the early to mid 90s. it was about an antiques dealer who could sense things of age when he was near them.

I felt like him today as I wandered through Steptoe's 2nd Hand Store. I was wandering around, vaguely wondering what would be worth buying, when I stopped at a book case full of crap books like Dick And Jane. My eyes fell on three books in one corner. They were old. One was pre-WW2 old, and judging by the leather spines on the other two I guessed they were pre-1900s.

I opened the cover of the oldest looking one.



Needless to say, I bought them.

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battyden

A new book of old maps

Today I found on remainder a modern reprint of an atlas produced in 1850. It's a map of the known world, by John Tallis & Son. If you want to see your bit, let me know and I'll scan it.

Speaking of scanning, in my last entry I mentioned old maps. They're too big to scan in their entirety so I scanned the bit that shows Dubbo. Or, in one case, where Dubbo is going to be. One also has a map of Sydney in 1823.



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