I paid real money for it.
I had to save it.
The cover drew me to it.
I carried it around.
I did not even want others to turn the pages in case it fell completely apart.
It has an extra section to show how the countries changed after World War II.
Finally I had to lay it on the counter and let everyone leaf through the pages and reminisce about the years after the war.
(There is an old crowd who hang out at Habitat. They are a feisty group though. I will just say two words for them: nipple clip. And you men thought I would not write that in my post. Never dare me, gentlemen!)
You can see the condition of the atlas.
The bindings are no longer sewn together, and the books (sections of pages) are separating.
The copyright is 1942.
223 map plates in all.
Of course they are front and back on each page.
It is interesting in how the countries changed after the war and have continued to change.
It contains countries, the forty-eight United States (no Alaska or Hawaii), and the Canadian provinces.
I usually do not separate pages of old books, but this one is already coming apart too much to put back together.
So I plan to cut the pages and offer them for sale in Etsy and at my booth.
My heart breaks as I say that.
But I know in your head you are still thinking, "Did she use the term nipple clip in this post about an old, worn atlas?"
Yes, I did.
And I will leave you wondering.
Tonight at Swap & Tell I will be offering someone a chance at selecting three pages of their choice before I list the maps.
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