Welcome to The Orphanage.The books in this small collection are all looking for a home to go to and they are all free and they are all rather beautiful.
They are also all damaged in some way – broken spines, loose pages, torn covers, loose page blocks. If you see one you like, please visit and pick it up.
The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith – this heavy old book has its front cover completely detached, loose binding and pages but still contains at least two more reads of its tiny print and elegant pages.
The Oxford Companion to French Literature (1969) in dark blue binding, coming loose at the spine and really hoping to be chosen by somebody …
Up Hill and Down by H. L. Gee bound in lime green cloth, worn but with no missing pages, a lovely little book. Herbert Leslie Gee was an English writer who wrote about the coast and countryside of his native Yorkshire.
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott (with Life of the Author), published by Milner and Company, in dark blue and gold. The cover has come apart, the spine is loose and the stitched binding is coming undone. Another lovely little book.
Sacred Songs and Solos, 1200 Pieces, a heavy old book published in 1920, bound in blue cloth with the front cover coming away, spine cover chipped and loose, all pages intact.
Heroes of the Nineteenth Century, bound in red cloth with gold lettering, 1899 with the front cover completely loose, spine cover missing, binding still intact, all pages intact.
To Let by Johan Galsworthy, bound in maroon cloth with gold lettering, a small book with the cover loose, some pages loose, from the Sixpenny Library.
More orphans to come soon…