Things Found In Old Books

Sometimes you open a book and find things inside, like an old calling card, or a calculation written on a scrap of envelope. Or a pressed flower from two hundred years ago. I’ve saved these things and have started to scan them.

[picture: Harwood 1: scrap of paper]

Harwood 1: scrap of paper

A small scrap of paper from Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”—I suspect it’s from the same person who left part of an envelope in the book, and dates from the early 1800s. [...]s, and half a pence?) and that 312 Galleons are £11/0/3. [more...]

[picture: Harwood 2: scarp of paper (other side)]

Harwood 2: scarp of paper (other side)

The other side of a small scrap of paper I found in my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities” with some writing on it which I cannot read. [more...]

[picture: Harwood 3: scrap of envelope.]

Harwood 3: scrap of envelope.

A scrap of a letter or envelope that I found tucked inside my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”—there is a calculation, 14.56 × 225, giving £3,2557; there is also a stamp that I have taken for a postmark, reading “JY A? 11 ?806” which I have taken to be a date of July 11th 1806, with a missing letter giving a two-letter abberviatoin for [...] [more...]

[picture: Harwood 4: back of scrap of envelo;e.]

Harwood 4: back of scrap of envelo;e.

The other side of the scrap of a letter or envelope that I found tucked inside my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”—there is a list of books written on it, which I tried to transcribe here. The books all seem to have been published before 1806, consistent with my readong of the postmark or stamp mark on the other side. [more...]

[picture: Harwood 5: pressed flower]

Harwood 5: pressed flower

I found a flower between two pages of my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”.

[picture: Harwood 6: pressed flower from the other side]

Harwood 6: pressed flower from the other side

I found a flower between two pages of my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”.



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