Yes, I am still tearing apart books.
For most of them, it's an improvement.
For some, their covers were coming off anyway.
I just helped the process along.
A 140 year old copy of "Elements of Analytical Geometry".
The covers fell off in my hands without much tugging,
but the spine is permanent.
I would have to chisel it off and it's not worth the damage.
The pages inside have the most beautiful coloring so
I may part the book out.
Century old vegetation.
I can't part with it now!
It would be like sellng King Tut's tomb.
"The Mastery of Words (Book One)"
is full of little gems.
They need to be cross stitched on samplers or
recreated as an altered book page.
Another pearl for you, from the same book-
The is the way the morning dawns:
Rosy tints on flowers and trees,
Winds that wake the birds and bees,
Dewdrops on the fields and lawns.
Isn't that too precious?
From a spelling book written for kids in grades 1-5.
It's a keeper!
You won't find this book in my etsy shop,
but you might find other things you can't live without.