We have a few books around the place - from a very small stack in my craft corner to whole walls filled with
books, some of the shelves run the width of the house (we live in a long, narrow one)
and encompass windows.
One day we may have enough bookshelves.
This book caught my attention a few days ago.
THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST FOR THE FARM, GARDEN & HOUSEHOLD
- apologies, for some reason blogger won't allow this photo to load correctly. It shows more varieties of horrible barbed wire than you can shake a stick at.
Of far more interest to me was the design for this house which would have cost $4,000.00 complete - I haven't any idea of what that would equate to today, but wow. What a house.
The floor plans are given plus dimensions of floor space, ceiling heights, details of closets, mantel shelves, etc. flooring materials, plastering, plumbing work.
I just can't stop dipping into it. It has become my bedtime reading.
There are gems like this:
The 10th Duchess of Airdrie who was one of the most remarkable cows on record. She has just given birth to her ninth calf "8th Duchess of Hillhurst". The grand total from sale of the nine calves from "10th Duchess of Airdrie" was $247,600.00. As they put it - not a small sum for one cow!
How much would that equate to today. Mind-boggling!
My name is Elaine and I am so pleased that I am a book addict, I don't plan on taking a cure.