I love incorporating fun vintage books into a wedding or engagement sesh - they make such amazing props for photo shoots and can add great visual interest for decor. Check out this post where I share ideas for incorporating vintage books in your wedding and home! And here's a quick peek at how I incorporated books in a past photo shoot:

(above photos by eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY)
You can see the full shoot here.

Above: Tony Sarg's Surprise Book - Vintage book
This darling children's book has the cutest illustrations ... both on the front and back covers and on the inside pages. In fact, some of the pages are so adorable, they'd look fantastic framed for a baby's room. The book is intended to help children learn about senses as the cover explains ... Look, Listen, Smell, Taste and Feel ... and the pages include interactive activities [ie. A child can feel a sheep's wool; help Jack climb a beanstalk; help the cow jump over the moon; play a fiddle with Old King Cole, etc.]. The book has a copyright of 1941 by B.F. Jay and some of the pages inside have come undone from the binding from age and use. There is some tearing and definite wear to the book, inside and out, but it still retains a ton of vintage charm and would be great for a wedding or photo shoot.
Price: $48.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Mickey Never Fails - Vintage book
Such a classic and so perfect to include in engagement or wedding photos for any Disney or Mickey enthusiast! Also looks great atop a stack of books. The book is "told by" Robin Palmer and illustrated by The Walt Disney Studio. It is a first edition with a copyright of 1939 by Walt Disney Productions, Hollywood, California and was printed in the U.S. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. It is filled with around 50 lithographs, the majority of which are in color and all are adorable! The book is in great vintage condition with only a bit of writing on the first two pages.
Price: $42.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Profitable Vocations For Boys - Vintage book
Printed in 1926, this instructional, how-to guide could add such a whimsical and witty touch to engagement photos ... I love the preppy, school-boy charm it has and I think it would be perfect to include if the couple met while in school. The book was written by E.W. Weaver and J. Frank Byler and despite its age, it remains in pristine condition.
Price: $28.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Mystery at High Hedges - Vintage book
Such a cute book and how can you not love the cover pattern that is remiscent of argyle? This book was written by Edith Bishop Sherman with a copyright of 1937 by The Goldsmith Publishing Company.
Price: $24.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: More Fun With Magic - Vintage book
Definitely perfect to enhance the magical feeling at a wedding or photo shoot! Written by Joseph Leeming, this book is a first edition with a copyright of 1948. It was a Montgomery County [Alabama] Library book and it has incurred some staining from the many years of use as well as wear and tear on the cover. I like to imagine all the little boys and girls who checked this book out from the library and performed the cute tricks inside [Flying Handkerchief and Soup Plates, Jarrow's Famous Shirt Trick, The Bewitched Ribbon, A Levitation Mystery, Sawing a Lady in Two]. The book also has the funniest illustrations with a very mischevious-looking boy magician acting out the magic tricks, some of which can be seen above.
Price: $24.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: The True Book of More Science Experiments - Vintage book
This book would be a great companion to the magic book above! It details fun children's experiments and would be a cute gift for any bride or groom who happens to work in the sciences. Written by Illa Podendorf and illustrated by Chauncey Maltman, this book is full of cool retro color illustrations, some of which can be seen above. While I couldn't locate a copyright date in the book, I've found from research that it was most likely around 1956. Some wear and tear on the cover but in overall good condition.
Price: $24.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Open Air Stories, Real stories of birds and animals - Vintage book
This charming book is filled with the most darling illustrations ... everything is just so pretty. Written by Clara J. Denton and illustrated by Vera E. Stone, this book is a first edition with a copyright of 1923 by Albert  Whitman & Company. There is a bit of wear and tear on the cover edges from use but overall, the book is in great vintage condition.
Price: $31.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: These Are Our Neighbors - Vintage book
Cute book with delicious retro illustraions throughout. A "Faith and Freedom" reader by Sister M. Marguerite, S.N.D, M.A. with illustrations  by Alcy Kendrick, Corinne Malvern, and Ralph Shepherd, this book has a copyright of 1952. It has a bit of wear but is in good vintage condition.
Price: $29.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: This is Our Family - Vintage book
A fabulous companion to the above book, this is also a "Faith and Freedom" reader and the cover is just too darling for words ... not to mention the irresistible teal color. The book is by Sister M. Marguerite, S.N.D, M.A. with illustrations by Charlotte Ware and it has a copyright of 1942. The binding on the book has started to come undone but it is still intact and the pages inside are all in great condition, complete with fantastic retro illustrations on almost every page.
Price: $42.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Midnight - Famous Horse Stories - Vintage book
This vintage book features a classic horseshoe on the cover - perfect touch to add some luck to your big day! Also great to include in an engagement or wedding shoot for an equestrian or horse lover. This book has a copyright of 1940 [presumed first edition] and was written by Rutherford Montgomery and illustrated by Jacob Bates Abbott.
Price: $24.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Strawberry Roan - Famous Horse Stories - Vintage book
A perfect companion to the other "Famous Horse Story" book above, this book also features the classic horseshoe on the cover. The pair would be adorable for a bride and groom to hold in photos. It is written by Don Lang and illustrated by Gertrude Howe with a copyright of 1946, presumed first edition.
Price: $24.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Modern Medicine Annual 1956, Part Two - Vintage book
This vintage medical book would be the perfect prop for a med student, doctor or nurse in engagement or wedding photos. It is "an annual publication containing the articles that appeared in the twenty-four issue of Modern Medicine during 1955" and has a copyright of 1956, presumed first edition. It is in very good vintage condition.
Price: $31.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Elements of Biology - Vintage book
Perfect for anyone in the science field, this vintage textbook rocks a thoroughly retro cover and is filled with lots of retro illustrations as well as photos. It has a sticker on the inside flap that says the textbook was formerly the property of the state of Florida and even has a pupil's name written in. It was revised by Ruth A. Dodge and has a copyright of 1962. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Price: $29.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Little Brown Bear, Book I - Vintage book
This children's book is so cute for props! It was written by Elizabeth Upham and illustrated by Guy J. Brown and has a copyright of 1947. It also has an inscription on the inside cover reading: "To Wiuke: Merry Christmas! Love, Mama + Daddy 1947"
Price: $59.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Stay Slim for Life, Diet-Cookbook for Overweight Millions - Vintage book
This book would be great for a silly e-shoot ... I love the man smoking a pipe with his presumed wife on the cover - So Mad Men-esque! It could also be a fun conversation starter in your home. Written by Ida Jean Kain and Mildred B. Gibson, this book has a copyright of 1966 and is in excellent condition.
Price: $18.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: The Heritage - Vintage book
A classic-looking staple for photos or props. Written by Francis Parkinson Keyes with a copyright of 1968, this book is in fabulous condition.
Price: $18.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Bed Manners - Vintage book
Very, very fun book to either include in photo ops or have in your guestroom as a witty + vintage touch.
Price: $32.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

Above: Janice Meredith- Vintage book
Price: $32.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal. 

(Photo by eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY)

Above: The Bride of Fortune - Vintage book
Price: $19.00 + shipping*
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Above: Sew Easy - Vintage book
Price: $11.00 + shipping*
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Above: The Hoosier School-Master - Vintage book
Price: $22.00 + shipping*
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Above: Under Northern Stars - Vintage book
Price: $22.00 + shipping*
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Above: Lassie Come-Home- Vintage book
Price: $18.00 + shipping*
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Above: Dahlias for Every Garden - Vintage book
Price: $21.00 + shipping*
*If you'd like to purchase, please e-mail me at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code for a shipping quote. I will then send you an invoice via PayPal.