Now, I’ve been coming to this bookstore for about a year now and I always manage to find a few treasures. Once I got a fantastic children’s history book from 1885! Well, on this particular trip, I was having quite a difficult time deciding on what genre I would like. Lately, I have felt pretty content with my vintage book collection; some classic literature, history, and a few children’s books (my top things to look for). So, I decided I would take a look in the art book section since I love art, but really don’t have many books on the subject. What a great decision that was…seriously, I may have found the most amazing book in the history of the world.
Handbook of Early American Advertising Art by Clarence P. Hornung was published in 1947, and my copy came from the Carnige Library of Atlanta, which made it that much cooler because I was able to see the check-out dates from the 50s!
Take a look for yourself!
(Seriously, about 100 pages of this amazingness)
(This was the page I first opened to when I saw the book, it was love at first sight!)
(This starts the gorgeous typography/font section, my heart literally skipped a beat. You font nerds will know what I’m talking about!)
I hope you enjoyed this little peak at my new (old) book!
Edit: Just want to add that the book was originally $18.00 but with my Scoutmob, it was only $9.00!