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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Well, the other day at the charity shop, I picked up two antique "family Bibles" from the 1880s, one full of paper items. I intended to dismantle both, as both would take about 5 hours continuous work each (I've done it before), but after some clean-up one of them ("Smith family") is mostly salvageable. The other, sadly, has a very poor quality paper, which will, over time, turn to dust (think of old newspapers). Thankfully, it is in that one that one of my favourite engravings ever put into Bibles (I've seen it before) is salvageable and suitable for framing.
    Though I'm only 21, I persuaded the attendant to give me the senior discount, as she knows I shop there quite often (because I didn't want to pay a lot for torn-apart books). The money, in this case, goes to a good cause, anyway (feeding the homeless).
    While I am usually one who seeks to preserve items for the future, the Bible seen here is not worth putting any effort into fixing. So, its 1,500 illustrations, and what's left of its historical notes, will be preserved and the rest will deteriorate into nothing over time. :(
    As you can see, we have some stunning chromolithographs and engravings. Pictures are mixed from between the Bibles.

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    1. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
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    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Wish more young people had the love you do for "old" things and the want to preserve them.
    3. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I wish more young people had a passion for the Jesus. After all, He was passionate even for us (if you remember the movie, Passion of the Christ).

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