I have an oak barrister from the 1920s, which my grandfather Lynn O. Ramer bought as a student at Susquehanna University. Gary has a bookcase from his folks.
|Balzac set from late 19th c, many pages uncut|
|Volume One of Tobias Smollett works 1835|
|Little Journeys Into the Homes of the Great|
I May Be Some Time: Ice and the Enlighten Imagination by Frances Spufford is a beautifully written book on Arctic exploration in the 19th c. and its influence on British society, literature and art. I read it over a long time, enjoying the writing style as much as the subject.
|illustration from Cradle of the Deep by Joan Lowell|
|Horatio Hornblower novels|
|The Great White South|
Then there are all the other books, some which I have had since the later 1960s and very early 1970s.