Old books


I believe these books are the German equivalent of the English encyclopedia. I found them during my tour of the Rathaus Schöneberg last November. I'll be showing more of the tour in the coming days, so please check back. Until then, you can find more old stuff at Rubbish Tuesday.

25 comments:

  1. No doubt can all be found on line now

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  2. Lovely black and white, nice 'old' feel to it..

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  3. I love old books, the best smell in the world is in an old book shop!

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  4. I'm not familiar with Müller's.

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  5. Only place names and their description but the germans as always are very gründlich and pünklich as always.

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  6. We used to have at least one set of those things, but they have become a relic of the past. That's one way in which the Internet has provided a blessing - research! Re your comment about golf courses: Some of the courses I play have cart girls but generally those won't let you bring your own cooler ... and the cart girls' offerings are quite expensive. What's happened, though, is that many of the new bags contain "cooler" pockets that will hold a few cans of beer or sodas. And they can't be seen like a cooler can. :)

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  7. I think this is especially nice in B&W!

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  8. May be the books on your photo are old editions ,the first was published in 1922 , but Müllers Ortsnamen still exists and the last is from 2014. I think there is even an edition on CD Rom.
    These books register all German place names (Ortsnamen).

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  9. There is something magical about old books.

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  10. I agree with Sharon, love old books !

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  11. I wonder just how old they are...wondering if they have a lot of pictures inside.

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  12. Nice find and they appear to be in great condition.

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  13. Very interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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  14. Deutsches Ortsbuch...sounds interesting and according to its title it seems to list all the towns and villages. The picture looks great in b/w.

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  15. They certainly feel old, but look in good condition.

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  16. Ummmm.... I'm not sure what you mean by encyclopaedia, (e.g. a comprehensive summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge). In this case, it's merely a compendium of German towns...

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  17. B&W is deadly for old books...

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  18. I bet they have that peculiar smell of old books too..
    Nice photo.

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  19. I love old books! I am fortunate to have some that are over 150 years old that belonged to my great grandfather. These look great in black and white.

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