Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

Follow-up to an earlier post on Peter Rabbit
I purchased this copy of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies almost twenty years ago from the local library’s sale shelf.

I love the ampsersand, as well as the decoration inside of the “O’s” in Flopsy and Potter on the cover.

This edition is dated form 1937, and though the cover is in quite bad shape, the pages are lovingly worn by generations of readers.

This always makes me sad, and I almost feel obligated to purchase these books to save them from a landfill.

How many children’s books contain words like soporific

More ampersands can be found here.

Reverse Mixologist: 1920

via shorpy

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Department. Measuring the alcohol content of various libations and tonics at the start of Prohibition. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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