Within moments of arriving, I found the large-format Ladies Home Journal Book of Interior Decoration, circa 1954. In addition to traditional rooms, this book features "modern" rooms, which we now term as mid-century modern. One of the illustrations I liked was a grouping of traditional textiles framed in embroidery hoops, a la Purl Soho. The endpapers on this book were wonderful, too. They are an oak leaf and acorn pattern.
Another fun book is Nature Illuminated, Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf, II from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The introduction gives the history of these works, and the illustrations are remarkable, for being more than 400 years old.
The prize today is the book of London and its Museums, in all of its 1970's glory, short skirts and bad haircuts! I should be able to pick up a tip or two from this little book. House, is that you?Hmmmmm?