Thursday, 21 February 2013

Only of the Fruitful, Loving, Seed

A Collins Classics edition of Grimms' Fairy Tales from the late 1930's. Not anything very much to look at, infact the cloth cover is quite tatty, yet the quirky personal inscription inside and the colour plates appealed enough to see cash being exchanged for it.
 
The Giver-of-the-gift has seen fit to give a book of fairy tales to mark a happy anniversary. Romantic, yes. However, in the inscription this sentiment appears a little less so to the 'modern outsider's eye' with his choice of address and wording...

4 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

nice post in many ways

Murgatroyd said...

Thank you.
The choice of rhyming words particularly appealed.

The Vintage Knitter said...

I see what you mean about the inscription, its very thoughtful isn't it.

Murgatroyd said...

;D