It’s finds like this antique cabinet that keep me coming back to Craigslist and Marketplace. Currently, my husband is picking up some antique stools we found for $30. I cant wait to show you the finished product ✨ || I used Aubusson Blue by @anniesloanhome and dark wax to bring cabinet to life. Happy Saturday!
Danny and I had one of the best dates I’ve been on in a while. We dropped the kids off at his parents’ house and went to dinner in Old City. On our way out we passed an old book and antique store. I’ve tagged the store name in the post location. He knows with my love of old books I just HAD to go in. I left with 8 new books to add to my collection, including this 1920 collection of Alexandre Dumas short stories. I also picked up a book printed in 1855 called Danger in the Dark: a Tale of Intrigue and Priestcraft. I tried to find information about it online, but haven’t had much luck yet. (I realize this is breaking my No Buy, but since Danny used his CC to pay, I’m not counting it 😂)
Anyway, here’s a shot of one of my new treasures along with this morning’s lazy routine. @grownalchemist exfoliating cleanser and @nakedbklyn post-beach serum
“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” - Jack Kerouac
Tonight, dreams kick off the first of what we’re calling our “Saturday Evening Post” (there may even be some Rockwell paintings involved…). Each week, I’ll be sweeping through the land of objects and their import, from dreams to jewels, via ships and inside early settlers’ pockets. Our first post is inspired by a 1932 edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Specifically, the tale of Ole Lukøje. Andersen describes a well dressed elder who throws sand into the eyes of children so they’ll close them and blows softly on their neck to make their heads heavy so they’ll be quiet (who said fairy tales were all unicorns and rainbows?). He carries two umbrellas to open in front of sleeping children's eyes, one with pictures on it for good children, the other empty to induce lumbering dull sleep for naughty children. “I have been in the noblest houses,” he says, “and am admitted there still! I know how to act with great people and with small.” Lukøje shares seven days of dreams with a child named Hjalmar, ending the tale by introducing his brother (also named Ole Lukøje), who arrives only once, regaled on a horse in a Hungarian light cavalry uniform, known also as Death. This brother tells two stories to slumberers – “one so exceedingly beautiful that no one in the world can imagine it, and the other so horrible and dreadful that it cannot be described.” Luckily, to ride on the front of his horse (and get the former story), you just need good marks in school. Easy. The rest of the book is just as strange and beautiful. It’s clear Hans relied on old Norse folk tales crafted over thousands of years of lore and formed into gnarled tree-trunks of wisdom. Hans wrote over 3,000 of them. This version has numerous lithographs and thick paper from when trees were more plentifully felled. — @extrawilling
⬅️SWIPE!⬅️ Unpacking more boxes this weekend and came across a treasure of beauties, including this one:
The #SwissFamilyRobinson by #JohannDavidWyss published in 1887
📚🤗💚☕ We're running out of bookshelf space and are now stacking our books two-deep!! Ha! 🤓 Maybe we'll have to eventually convert one of the upstairs bedrooms into a library & office 👍📚💚
Award winners and runners-up in our latest catalog (link in bio) Floating Island by Anne Parrish (Newbery Honor), Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Caldecott Honor, signed, SOLD), George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster (Newbery Honor). Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster (Newbery Honor), White Snow Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (Caldecott Medal, 10th printing), and Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Newbery Medal)
"What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." [Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory (1980)] by Carl Sagan.
РЕДКОЕ ИЗДАНИЕ ЛЬЮИСА КЭРРОЛЛА «АЛИСА В СТРАНЕ ЧУДЕС» С ДАРСТВЕННОЙ НАДПИСЬЮ ПЕРЕВОДЧИКА ЧУДЕС 13 АУКЦИОНЕ «ГОРОДА МУЗ» 23 ОКТЯБРЯ В 18:00
Кэрролл. Алиса в стране чудес / перевод с англ. А. П. Оленича-Гнененко, иллюстрации Дж. Тенниела, обложка Бирюкова. Ростов на Дону: Ростиздат, 1940. 107 с.: ил. 20 х 13 см.
В издательском иллюстрированном картонажном переплете.
Незначительные потертости, пятна. В целом сохранность хорошая.
На обороте титульного листа автограф переводчика А. Оленича-Гниненко: «Глубокоуважаемой Евгении Селиновне Живокой – чуткому товарищу в память тех многих дней, когда только в комнате 24 Детиздата, я находил множественную поддержку, дававшей силы для [не разбор.] моей работы от сердца 1940 15/IV А. Оленича».
«В горячий полдень золотой
Мы медленно плывем:
Две пары детских рук едва
Справляются с веслом.
И водит детская рука
Ах, эти Трое! В час такой
Жары и летней лени
„Ну, говори!“ – они кричат,
Дрожа от нетерпенья.
Когда все Трое заодно, Бессильны возраженья!»
Эту сказку любят дети и взрослые. Ее цитируют, на нее ссылаются физики и филологи, математики и психологи, лингвисты и философы. О ней написаны сотни статей, исследований, эссе, книг. По ней поставлены пьесы, сняты кинофильмы. Сказку иллюстрировали сотни художников, включая Артура Рэкхама и Сальвадора Дали. Первым иллюстратором был Дж. Тенниел, создавший классические иллюстрации к обеим сказкам об Алисе. Рекордно число переводов «Алисы» в мире — их больше ста.
Эстимейт: 25 000 – 30 000 руб.
#аукцион#аукционныйдомгородмуз#антиквариат#коллекционирование#коллекционер#антиквариатмосква#rarebooks#antiquebooks#редкиекниги#антикварныекниги#букинист#льюискэрролл # #алисавстранечудес#английскаялитература#детскиекниги#детскиесказки
Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs by William T. Vollmann
First edition, first printing - 1991
The visible imperfections are on the plastic covering, not the dust jacket itself. DM for more pictures.
It’s the final day, day 7, of the #bookchallenge from @sharongoforth but don’t worry, I’m not going to stop at 7 books/book covers. I’ll keep them coming! .
Anyone love Dickens? This leather bound copy of David Copperfield is undated and contains the illustrations of “Phiz”. I love it because the print is a nice size for reading. 📖
Does anyone have a favourite edition of Dickens on their #bookshelves ?
I got to visit the #BlackBooks location in London! I guess they didn’t film inside, as it is quite small, but it’s a lovely place full of antique and “rare” books! I got a few things, I’ll share later :) Didn’t have much time there as they had to close early, but I highly recommend if you’re a fan of the show, books, or both! 📚 #bookstore#britishcomedy#antiquebooks#bookstagram