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A bookcase and two books to go with it.

 
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: A bookcase and two books to go with it.  Reply with quote

We wandered into an antique shop in Winchcombe over the weekend, not expecting to buy anything. We never ever buy anything in antique shops They're usually nasty expensive places but on this occasion, we think that we got a real bargain.
We'd been in search of a bookcase for sometime and there it was, just what we were looking for. It was reasonably priced and far cheaper than some of the new stuff we've been looking at.
Here it is but it comes with a bit of a mystery. This bookcase is described as being arts and crafts but neither I, nor the shop keeper had an idea as to what the numbers on the shelves were once used for, have you?
I also picked up two of my favourite kids books up for a fiver. Its a good job that we got some space on the book shelf. My favourite kid being me of course.














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Yorkshire Geordie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good find, Bodger.  
The previous owners probably had a set of encyclopaedia of at least 10 volumes?
Enjoy your Romany readings.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mart they would have had to have been exceptionally thick books and three of the shelves are numbered in the same way, going from number one right up to number thirty six.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find

The only things that are generally numbered and three inches thick like that are box files, or perhaps the 'magazine' style open fronted ones. Are there any corresponding wear marks on the shelves indicating edges of things like those ?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. No visible signs of wear at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the book case/shelves. I'm not familiar with the books .....is that because I'm younger than you  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandrar, the Romany of the title was George Bramwell Evans, born in 1884.
I bet he was MUCH older than Bodger.
He produced a radio series between 1932 and 1943 called Out With Romany on Children's Hour.
There is a web site dedicated to him :- http://romanysociety.org.uk/wp/



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely devoured his books when I was a kid. I was very envious of that boy, just as I was of the lad who appeared in Jack Hargreaves's Country Boy on Anglia TV.  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm as happy as Larry now that I've got my books on my book case and hopefully, you can see some of the titles. You should know me by now, so I don't think there'll be any surprises.  









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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough I've got a lot of the same books!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim thinks it possibly has a look of Church furniture about it ? It's very nice !!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading the book on the right of the photo at the moment. If you like the old countryside and you still have a bit of the kid left in you, then you'd love it.

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