29.3.10

The Great Cities.

I've started collecting a series of books called The Great Cities. They were published by Time-Life between 1976 and 1981. Time Life gained fame as a seller of book series that were mailed to households each month. I love the covers of this series, the design and find all the photos inside just perfect, coupled with the text I really can imagine being in that city at that time. A wee snapshot.

So far I've collected them from op-shops and second hand book shops, I've got Cairo, Jerusalem, Dublin, Athens and Tokyo, but I just noticed there are 3 lots of the books in bulk for sale on trademe, bid! Ah trademe you are so brill.

See some of the covers below. If anyone spots any in their local opshop please snap it up for me, or let me know where to race to!



Bombay.



Tokyo.

3 comments:

R.W. Scissors said...

Oh snap! I love this series! That's spooky. The pictures on the matchbox set you bought from me come from one of those books :)

lily, rosemary and the jack of hearts said...

I had a feeling they might have! All the pictures in them I've been thinking, oo these would be great matchbox covers. Truly! :)

R.W. Scissors said...

Ha, that's so nice! :) Email me the ones you have/are looking for sometime and I'll keep an eye out. I've had the best luck at school fairs, although more with the older countries of the world sets.

 
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