I have a Horatio Alger book collection. But, unfortunately they were printed on really bad paper...the effect now is that they are disintegrating ...crumbling , each time you open them. This particular book is so amazing. I love the cover, but pages are fast falling out. Now...just so you know. I do NOT advocate buying up these beautiful OLD books for the sole purpose of tearing them apart. That would be like tearing apart my soul! I have hundreds, if not thousands of out- of- print books in my home. Ask anyone who knows me! But, I decided to use this one for the purpose of "sharing". One thing that I have found that is somewhat of interest to me since I have a love affair with old books, is the taking from an old book a single page and including it in your snail mail. This gives others a taste for vintage reading that they may not have ever been exposed to and might even get them "into" old books as a hobby.
Here you can see that I have included a page from the book Facing the World by Horatio Alger on the cover of my envelope. I will also share a page of it in my letter. Then I used rubber stamps and craft paper and made some vintage prints,old tickets, stamps,etc. to collage onto the envelope.
I came across this at Pinterest and I am in love! The web site is : http://cosmocricket.typepad.com.
and the pictures are from this website. I just love how she has extended the life of an old book!