"Reading books is the most beautiful fun that mankind has come up with."
Wisława Szymborska, polish poet and essayist. Nobel Prize laureate for 1996.
Finding a unique gift can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Especially if we want it to be a unique, sophisticated and timeless gift that will make the recipient happy and make him feel special. Especially nowadays when everything is at hand and many of us already have it all.
Have you ever wondered what kind of gift will bring satisfaction not only to the recipient, but also to the donor?
Such a gift is just a book, but not just any. Today's book market allows us to purchase each title, in all editions, covers, translations, but as my grandfather said: today no longer have such books. I have in mind rare and beautiful pre-war editions, early, often first editions in leather or publishing luminaries, hand-stained paper on glitter, sewn, decorated with real gold, delivered in a way that is no longer available today. Books on a completely different quality paper than we can buy today in bookstores. Such books will not fly after reading. Being in touch with them will make a lot of joy, their presence on the shelf will decorate the interior of our home, office or chancellery and their ownership will bring prestige.
In the old days, books were reserved for elite groups, and today owning old and rare beautifully published books is also a testament to belonging to a select group of people who are not only wealthy but above all intelligent and brilliant. Not every one has beautifully bound first editions of works of Fredro, Mickiewicz or Slowacki, few have "Hobbit" Tolkien of 1960 or "Little Prince" de Saint-Exupery of 1946.
Such a gift not only will not age, but will eventually gain value. With such a gift we will be proud of the years and successive generations will appreciate its advantages.
Let us not forget that a particular book can move us into a sentimental journey into childhood or youth, perhaps related to certain events and memories of the past.
The book will therefore be a hit gift, as long as we know the expectations of the person we give it. Another book will be given to a close friend, another father, a baby, another for baptism, communion or wedding, another as a birthday present for the boss, and another as a business gift. There are many pitfalls and dangers here, easy to commit the gaff. If we can not determine the preferences of the recipient, it is worth taking a look at the professionalism and experience of the antiquarian who will advise us which book will be the right one.
Such a book as a gift will also be appreciated by people who are looking for unique things. Especially if you are giving a beautifully bound first edition, with an interesting dedication and elegant gift box.
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