The Art of Book Design: The Old House, and Other Stories.

Blanche Sellers Ortman. The Old House, and other stories. Chicago, The author, 1910.

The notes for this book state that only 500 copies of the book were privately printed for the author by Rand McNally Press. This makes the book rare, but probably not worth anything. If the stories were good, it wouldn’t have needed a “private” publication. It has a lovely and tasteful cover picture, though. I also like the gold font, but perhaps the family crest with Latin is a bit much.


via: The Library of Congress


  1. voyager says

    Andrew Molitor
    The Library of Congress stores its collections in a few different places and one of them is Ft. Meade. I think a real book is too old world for the NSA.

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