The Forge at Appledore sells antiques. Nothing too expensive, most are very affordable. It is a lovely place and I could spend the day just browsing through the bits and pieces they have for sale. I rarely find anything that interests me but yesterday while browsing the book section, I found this. Hidden in a corner and barely visible, I gently pulled it out from the shelf. 95 years old and still in tact. A childs book....how to id British butterflies and capture them for your collection. The Victorians would net them and bring them home to put in glass cases to adorn their sitting room walls. Thankfully that no longer happens. What I wanted to show you is the illustrations, so different from today but so beautiful in their simplicity.
I spent most of last evening reading and looking at this beautiful little book. I felt as though I had been transported to the period. This little book is one to treasure.