Vintage Dog Illustrations

For thousands of years already the dog has been the faithful companion of man. Dogs were held in such high esteem in Ancient Egypt that tens of millions were mummified alongside their owners. One of my favorite things about collecting old books are the vintage style illustrations. If you love dogs, or love drawing dogs […]

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MORE Golden Guides

See my previous Golden Guide post to see a few other cover and title variations.  

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Golden Guides

The Golden Guides, originally Golden Nature Guides, were a series of 160-page, pocket-sized books created by Western Publishing and published under their “Golden Press” line (primarily a children’s book imprint) starting in 1949.  These books were written by experts in their field and illustrated in a simple straightforward style. Intended for primary and secondary school level […]

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winter mood

(all images sourced from pinterest)

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about the shop

  Blackwell Habitat was born from my love of old things. Hunting for unique vintage treasures and old books for my home is a passion.   Frequently, I find items that don’t fit my personal collection but are too beautiful, unique or collectible to be left behind.

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Bartender’s Guide, 1948

Vintage Craft Cocktail Guide written by the inventor of the Mai Tai! Perfect gift for the amateur mixologist. This book is available for purchase.

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The Birds, 1967

Enjoy the vintage illustrations, diagrams and photos of birds in this vintage bird book – published by LIFE in 1967.

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Disney Tokyo

Photos from a solo trip to Tokyo Disney parks in Chiba Prefecture.

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