Antique Map Borneo by Langenes in old colour which first appeared in the Langenes with the imprint of Langenes of Middleburg and Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz. The map was engraved by Pieter van de Keere with others in the atlas engraved by his brother-in-law Jodocus Hondius. The Map Treasury had clearly drawn, finely engraved, up to date with a well written Dutch text. Langenes printed the first edition and probably wrote the text which appears on the back (verso) of the map in old Black Gothic script. The map was later re-published by Bertius in his Tabularum Geographicarum beginning in 1600 with a total of 12 appearances of the map between 1598 and 1650 in the two miniature atlases. This map is from an edition of Petrus Bertius’ Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum.
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Books are so incredibly versatile.
As a teenager I loved fiction. Young adult, sci fi, dystopia, apocalyptic, fantasy, romance, historical (sort of). Anything that allowed me to live another life, experience an adventure that was different to my own path.
As an adult I’ve grown to appreciate and value non-fiction. Something my teenage self would shudder at, and is probably horrified at because we thought it was oh so boring.
I’ll be interested to see what books carry me through the next decade (which is still verrry far away but I’m curious). I’d like to know if anyone else’s reading tastes have changed / evolved over time also? What did you love / hate ten years ago compared to now?
My beautiful Dickens book may go up for live auction on a new TV show this January! I am saddened to part with it, but fascinated to see what it may sell for and excited to potentially pass this treasure on to a new family. Will keep you all posted ❤️
The wet year we had meant that mold had a heyday in our old 1800s farmhouse. As I have been cleaning our bookshelves and books, I thought you might like to have a peek and see a little more about us, outside of the farm! (This is a small sampling, and we do have a lot of farm and garden and cookbooks too, of course) 🤓 Can you tell we like old things?
(This item is up for auction on ebay $$$) I love this book, and this photographer. And how about that inscription?! If you have time to check out his work - look up his photographs of Dali especially (and while you are at it, look up the game show Dali was on, its hilarious, jes?). Halsman has done incredible work with all types of people and celebrities. And its So. Much. Fun. #phillipehalsman @e_m_anderson I thought of you when I saw his photos. A combination of excellence and silliness - like you! 😉😉
Beauty in books...
Speaking of pink, how stunning are these antique marbled books that @familleribeaucourt posted? I have a soft spot for marbled ANYTHING and these are just heaven. Can you imagine if modern day books all had this much time and dedication payed to their page sides? They’re a surprise work of art ♥️ #dspink#ihavethisthingwithpink#antiquebooks#marbled#Repost @designsponge with @get_repost
Speaking of pink, how stunning are these antique marbled books that @familleribeaucourt posted? I have a soft spot for marbled ANYTHING and these are just heaven. Can you imagine if modern day books all had this much time and dedication payed to their page sides? They’re a surprise work of art ♥️ #dspink#ihavethisthingwithpink#antiquebooks#marbled
The Telephone 📞 Lobby
The story: we live in an old post office ( very old). Slowly we learned its stories. One of them being that this little lobby hosted many service men during the war making calls to loved ones. It sits between the ‘parlour’ (sitting room) and the ‘post office’ ( now our kitchen). The doors either side close for privacy effectively creating a ‘telephone box’. There are several now defunct little telephone sockets tucked into the shelved area. The glass lamp shade was made, to echo the history, from a telephone line insulator. Behind that is the old shop bell, which occasionally rings, when someone calls at the wrong door!! It’s a wonderful sound, all the same.
SOLD and thank you. And THIS is why I love antiques...and THIS is why I love my old store. THIS. Found in an old box of crumpled old maps, this book, published in 1835...”Letter Writer’s Own Book”....”to improve young ladies and gentlemen in the art of letter writing “. This book...a sweet and chunky volume that was written before cell phones, before the internet....well, way more than that...before automobiles, before telephones, before electricity....when the only way to stay in touch was a letter..when letters were delivered by stage coach, by horseback. It was the only way to stay in touch. 320 pages that take you back in time, just by turning the first page. In lovely condition. $75 Walk back in time with us. The Gatchellville Store #antiques#antiquebooks#antiquebookstore#antiquarianbooks#letterwriting#gatchellvillestore#19thcentury#oldbooks#etiquette
Another preview for Saturday's market are these beautifu leather boundl Victorian era books 📚 of poetry. I hear the large one even has some Poe inside. What better gift to get than a unique book of poetry this Christmas season.