I found a set of four old books from my childhood hidden at the bottom of a box is the store room. I was going to give them to the neighborhood thrift store, but now I'm so glad I didn't.
The pages are thick and creamy - taking pen and ink and light watercolor.
The first one I've starting using for doodling and sketches is Old Swedish Fairy Tales by Anna Wahlenberg, translated by Antoinette DeCoursey Patterson. Published in 1925 (I think) - my memory of Roman Numerals is a bit shaky
There are three more - all with wonderful watercolor illustrations
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1921
Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse DeSegur 1920
The Book of Fables edited by Frederic Taber Cooper 1921
I suspect this is a project that will keep me going for a long long time