Friday, August 1, 2008

Paper Anniversary

"I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am."
~Jane Austen in a letter to Cassandra
October 26, 1813

Here is my paper anniversary present. It's a set of 19th century Jane Austen novels. Pretty great, huh? They are in beautiful condition. I almost hate to touch them. (I said almost).

Here is one of the delightful illustrations from Pride and Prejudice:

"I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print, & how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know."

letter to Cassandra, on Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennet
January 29, 1813 [79]

My husband the deal finder found them on Ebay (of course) and they came from a book store in a castle in England. Can it get any better than that? I was blown away with this incredible present. Merci beaucoup mon mari!

The second anniversary is the cotton anniversary. . . Ooh la la!


  1. How beautiful, I am jealous. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

  2. Wow, what an amazing gift! Your husband seems you know you well. ;)

  3. Kerri, happy Anniversary to your and your Husband!

    I too am SO green with envy! That has got to be a gift right up there multi-carat diamonds!

  4. They are just amazing! Old books are the best!

    Happy Anniversary!




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