Callaghan’s of Shrewsbury will be exhibiting for the first time at the 2018 Nantucket Summer Antiques Show August 10-13 (Friday through Monday) at the air conditioned Boys and Girls Club on Sparks Avenue. He will be bringing a wonderful selection of 18th and 19th century British and European paintings, furniture and decorative arts, and contemporary paintings such as this painting “White Horses” by Marc Esteve. @nantucket_antique_show #worksofart#nantucketevents#antiquesshow#nantucket#midcenturymodern
Today’s post for #JoyOfGLAM Is a book I discovered why wandering through the stacks. The ‘Handbook of Ophthalmic Surgery for the Use of Practitioners’ by John Z Laurence (1829 - 1870) and Robert C Moon (1845 - 1914)
John Zachariah Laurence (1829 – 18 July 1870) was an English ophthalmologist who practiced medicine in London. He was the founder of the South London Ophthalmic Hospital in 1857, later to become known as the Royal Eye Clinic. In 1864 he became founder and editor of the "Ophthalmic Review", the first British journal devoted to ophthalmology. Also, he is credited for promoting usage of the ophthalmoscope in England.
Robert Charles Moon (1844–1914) was an ophthalmologist who practiced medicine in England and the United States. He was the son of William Moon (1818–1894), inventor of "Moon type", an embossed alphabet for the blind.
Robert Moon's career choice in ophthalmology was influenced by his experiences as a youth, helping his father in translating and transcribing reading matter for the visually handicapped. From 1866 to 1878 he practiced medicine at the South London Ophthalmic Hospital.
In 1866 along with Dr. Laurence, the "Laurence-Moon syndrome" is named, a disease characterized by retinitis pigmentosa combined with several additional symptoms. They described a syndrome of retinitis pigmentosa, loss of vision progressing to blindness, mental retardation, stunted stature and hypogonadism.
I'm doing a lot of traveling lately, mostly by train, and I never ever board one without my current read, of course. But although I was literally holding my book (right now, it's Viet Thanh Nguyens "The Sympathizer") in my hands while changing trains last week at the station in Uelzen (which is—although that's a pretty small town more of less situated in the middle of nowhere—funnily enough remodeled by famous architect Friedrich Hundertwassser) I was nonetheless delighted to discover this book swap station right in the middle of the train station in a beautiful old suitcase. Because, who wouldn't be overjoyed at the sight of even more books?! 📚
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Unfortunately, I didn't find any cool books in there and I didn't have one with me to swap, too … 😕 Still, it made for this photo and the above bookish anecdote.
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Do you have know a book swap station? Possibly one with cooler books? 😅
1947 edition of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott and illustrated by Louis Jambor. Available for sale: https://www.etsy.com/listing/628420515/1947-edition-of-little-women-by-louisa?ref=shop_home_active_3
1867 Small Antique Methodist Hymnal. (Published just after the Civil War!) Decorative, raised cover and words of many, many songs. Some damage from a bookworm on pages in the middle. $18 + shipping. First dibs to @jnapartain
FINGER PLAYS by Emilie Poulsson. Such a neat book from 1893! Contains cute illustrations, music, and handmotions for toddlers. There is some moisture damage, as well as pencil scribbling inside the front cover. $16 + shipping.
ARMENIAN POPULAR SONGS translated into English. Published in Venice by S. Lazarus in 1867! This antique paper back is rare. Stated second edition. Contains songs in the Armenian language, as well as in English. $50
An adaptation of an adaptation for #fairytaletuesday Walt Disney's adaptation of their adaptation of Cinderella. Retold by Jane Werner and illustrated by Retta Scott Worcester, 1950. #disney#cinderella
The Plays of William Shakespeare. In three volumes: Comedies, Historical Plays, and Tragedies. London, Paris and New York – Cassell Petter and Galpin. From the Globe Edition of 1613. Publication Date: 1864 – 1868. The beautifully illustrated complete Plays of Shakespeare illustated by Selous and edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Bound in red maroquin leather with gilt lettering and marble paper boards. Volumes I – III, complete. The three volumes are seperated into Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. William Shakespeare, d.1616, was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Charles Cowden Clarke, 1787 1877, and Mary Cowden Clarke, 1809 1898, were English authors and Shakespearian scholars. At first, whilst having published several articles, Charles became a publisher. After the business eventually failed, he took to writing reviews and articles, and later lecturing, especially on Chaucer and Shakespeare. As a lecturer, Charles lasted twenty years, and as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, He prepared his lectures meticulously and delivered them with clarity and humour, both stimulating and charming his audiences. He dealt with a wide range of authors and topics, including Shakespeare, English poetry, and European novelists. His recitations from his chosen authors were widely admired and were said to be as accomplished as those given by Dickens. The Cowden Clarkes had many literary friends, including Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. Mary Cowden Clarke, as well as being a poet, author and Shakespearian scholar, was an actress. She collaborated with her husband on several important Shakespeare texts.
Henry Courtney Selous, 1803 – 1890, was an English painter, illustrator and lithographer. He was the son of a Flemish portrait and miniature painter, and a pupil of John Martin who was an important and influential English painter of the 19th century. He entered the Royal Academy in 1818.
Isn’t it amazing how a little bit of rearranging really changes the feel of your home?!! I had this shelf in my bathroom for the last few months, and it really wasn’t doing the room justice. I decided to move it to my boy’s / guest bathroom and add new decor to it that I already had scattered around (minus the awesome “TAKE A SEAT” sign I snagged @hobbylobby today), and voila!!!! It totally made the room! I love it now! Change is good. Click the photo for where info on where to get these items! I’m obsessed with all of my @graceinspiredwood signs! Check @graceinspiredwood.preview for more details on how to get your own custom sign made! .
Also, housecleaners. I’ll say it again....HOUSECLEANERS. If you don’t have one, girl, GET ONE. Make room in the budget for every other week or even once a month, and #treatyoself !!! I got home today, and my amazing cleaners had folded 3 loads of laundry, changed my bedding, and were doing all the nitty gritty crap that is so hard for me to do lately. 34 weeks pregnant is no joke. Y’all feel me?! Anyway, my mood is like 😁😁😁😁 today! I hope y’all are having an awesome day too! It’s 95 degrees here, but says it “feels like” 107 so I’m going with that. If it FEELS like 107....it’s 107. 🤷🏼♀️ Stay cool!!! ☀️ 💦 🏊♀️ .