Saturday, November 26, 2011

50% off Thriftin'

Goodwill had a 50% off sale, and here's what I hauled in.
Wine glasses in two of my favourite colours and two vintage glasses

"Veterans Club 1973" tumbler

I love the gold

Bowling glass. There is faint writing on the other side that says "OK Koffee Klub at Northgate Bowl"

And of course I went overboard on buying cheap vintage books

The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, 1964. I love this story about a scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. 

This book has some amazing illustrations inside

illustration in Doctor Faustus

Another neat illustration in Doctor Faustus

Dracula's Guest, Bram Stoker, 1974. This is a book of "nine tales of horror and suspense - fashioned from the macabre imagination that created 'Dracula'". I actually didn't know that Stoker wrote short stories so I look forward to getting into this one. This will go nicely with the rest of my vampire collection. 
Pond Life: A Guide to Common Plants and Animals of North American Ponds and Lakes, George K. Reid, Ph.D., 1967

Each page is full of the greatest illustrations

Seriously, every page is a work of art. Gorgeous!

Experiments in Laboratory Chemistry, 1959

Front page of Experiments in Laboratory Cemistry

Ok, so admittedly, I have no idea what this book is talking about, but it as some very excellent diagrams. Although I don't understand them, I love vintage science books. 

Creative Dramatics: An Art for Children, Geraldine Brain Siks, 1958. Ah, drama, something more in my field of knowledge. I love, love, love the cover of this. Very 50s.
The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs, Adrian J. Desmond, 1976. Great font on the word "Dinosaurs".

I really enjoy how the illustrations and the type are all a dark brown instead of the traditional black.

Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. Annoyingly, there's no date on this, but on the front page there is a child's inscription dated 1971. Since going to Copenhagen in the spring, I've grown more appreciative of the works of Hans Christian Andersen, so thought I'd pick this one up. His stories are actually pretty macabre.

Illustration from "The Little Mermaid"

This is the best; Andersen telling his tales to the wee ones!


  1. Hi, thank you so much for putting the Hans Christian Andersen book, I've been looking for this book for years and had no luck finding a copy, you have brought back some very happy memories of my dad x

  2. Hi, great to see this book. I am trying to buy a copy. Could you post the name of the publisher and the ISBN number? Many many thanks in advance! Eileen.

    1. Hi Eileen,
      Which book were you looking for the info for? The H.C. Andersen one?
      There actually isn't an ISBN on it! I've looked all over it for one. The publisher is World Distributors (Manchester) Limited. Hopefully that helps a little. Let me know if you've had any luck on your hunt.