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SOLD - Vintage book RARE Great Thoughts on Friendship by Anonymous, First Edition 1916, soft leather, famous verse/quotes on friendship

SOLD - Vintage book RARE Great Thoughts on Friendship by Anonymous, First Edition 1916, soft leather, famous verse/quotes on friendship

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

For some reason I see this as a gift for a friend. "Great Thoughts on Friendship" is what every friend, including myself, have sometimes thought, heard or would love to hear, and it makes you think and appreciate the gift of friendship. People pick you, decide they want to have you in their lives in an intimate way, share things with you and become nearly family--they have fun with you and bring their best qualities into your life, ones you might lack and search for, admire. Friends are the family we choose, we all know, and so this book is a great choice for those in your "family."

I have kept it for long enough and it deserves to be read by someone else, kept by someone else and loved--I hope--by someone else. If you do not buy it to read and own yourself, I can see it being the perfect gift for a close, old-book-loving friend. This is not a BFF bracelet, but so much more precious. I am tempted to give it to one of mine.

There is no other printing of this book from one hundred years ago in 1916, which means it is completely out-of-print forever and an absolute original, a rarity of priceless value. It will never happen into this edition again and likely will not be re-printed, ever. It is too small for anyone to truly take note of it today, but that adds to it--makes it a treasure. Because the first run was so small, there are hardly any in existence for sale today, so fingering its wearing pages and its smooth, soft leather, gilded cover is something no one else will get to do but you.

Buy this and you have bought a gem, something small and shining and alone in itself, one of a kind, a charming and enchanting sliver of a compilation (of mysterious selection) of quotes spoken and written on friendship. The book is pocket-sized, and exudes the age of its creation, exactly a century ago.

Some of its special offerings are:

"The only reward of virtue is virtue: the only way to have a friend is to be one" - R. W. Emerson

"Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives" - A. Dumas fils

"You tempt my soul afar/ By your ideals for me--till life/ end;/ My calm, dispassionate, sincerest/ friend." - E. B. Browning.

You can't read this and not be moved.

And here is the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Great Thoughts on Friendship
-Author: N/A
-Format: Soft leather-bound
-Condition: Fragile but wonderful.
-Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell Company
-Copyright: 1916, Thomas Y Crowell first edition
-Date published: 1916
-Provenance: Salvaged from a free-books bin in a hideaway thrift bookstore in a big old factory in Connecticut about five years ago. So tiny I almost didn't see it!
-Pricing: Pricing this book was difficult because it is not in great shape (fragile, but wonderful as I said) but in a way that doesn't take away from the work. It isn't marked or broken or ripped, but its binding has come undone. Still there's that picture in the back, its age is so clearly seen and its weathered history makes it even more special than the fact it is the only work of it left available out there. I bet if you tried to find it not only online (which you can't) but anywhere physically in the world, you wouldn't. It is that rare and small and probably found its way out of circulation of the world long ago, and so I took that into consideration when pricing it--just the fact of its being so tiny and alone in itself.
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

For some reason I see this as a gift for a friend. "Great Thoughts on Friendship" is what every friend, including myself, have sometimes thought, heard or would love to hear, and it makes you think and appreciate the gift of friendship. People pick you, decide they want to have you in their lives in an intimate way, share things with you and become nearly family--they have fun with you and bring their best qualities into your life, ones you might lack and search for, admire. Friends are the family we choose, we all know, and so this book is a great choice for those in your "family."

I have kept it for long enough and it deserves to be read by someone else, kept by someone else and loved--I hope--by someone else. If you do not buy it to read and own yourself, I can see it being the perfect gift for a close, old-book-loving friend. This is not a BFF bracelet, but so much more precious. I am tempted to give it to one of mine.

There is no other printing of this book from one hundred years ago in 1916, which means it is completely out-of-print forever and an absolute original, a rarity of priceless value. It will never happen into this edition again and likely will not be re-printed, ever. It is too small for anyone to truly take note of it today, but that adds to it--makes it a treasure. Because the first run was so small, there are hardly any in existence for sale today, so fingering its wearing pages and its smooth, soft leather, gilded cover is something no one else will get to do but you.

Buy this and you have bought a gem, something small and shining and alone in itself, one of a kind, a charming and enchanting sliver of a compilation (of mysterious selection) of quotes spoken and written on friendship. The book is pocket-sized, and exudes the age of its creation, exactly a century ago.

Some of its special offerings are:

"The only reward of virtue is virtue: the only way to have a friend is to be one" - R. W. Emerson

"Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives" - A. Dumas fils

"You tempt my soul afar/ By your ideals for me--till life/ end;/ My calm, dispassionate, sincerest/ friend." - E. B. Browning.

You can't read this and not be moved.

And here is the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Great Thoughts on Friendship
-Author: N/A
-Format: Soft leather-bound
-Condition: Fragile but wonderful.
-Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell Company
-Copyright: 1916, Thomas Y Crowell first edition
-Date published: 1916
-Provenance: Salvaged from a free-books bin in a hideaway thrift bookstore in a big old factory in Connecticut about five years ago. So tiny I almost didn't see it!
-Pricing: Pricing this book was difficult because it is not in great shape (fragile, but wonderful as I said) but in a way that doesn't take away from the work. It isn't marked or broken or ripped, but its binding has come undone. Still there's that picture in the back, its age is so clearly seen and its weathered history makes it even more special than the fact it is the only work of it left available out there. I bet if you tried to find it not only online (which you can't) but anywhere physically in the world, you wouldn't. It is that rare and small and probably found its way out of circulation of the world long ago, and so I took that into consideration when pricing it--just the fact of its being so tiny and alone in itself.

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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