I love old books, don't you?
The look. The smell. The stains from long-gone fingers turning pages. The notes or underlines on passages which someone found meaningful... These books are slightly falling apart (poor things), and many of them I have actually read! Shocking, I know, but what else are books for?
Hopefully, once I have cleaned them up a bit, I'll share more of these in the future! 📚📖📕📙📚📙📕📖📚 So, as you may have gathered, I've been busy/crazy the last few days. Today is a bit of a lull in the hecticness that's making up my life, so I'm going to use it to get as much writing as possible done.
Though of course that means I'm having trouble focusing enough to sit down and write! 😜
First post for my new #bookstagram
Starting off with the #booksilove reading challenge. The idea is to post a picture for 7 days of a book you love. No review or other information is to be given.
I love this idea and I love seeing the books that inspired others to read. It will be fun to find new books to add to my #tbrpile
Day One is Shogun by James Clavell
••• THE RETURN 👀 OUT APRIL 2020 ••• @hodderbooks were kind enough to send me an ARC of this horror thriller out in april! it’s my first ever ARC so i was really excited to read it and it didn’t disappoint!
i really couldn’t put this down - it was so scary and addictive. i didn’t think i’d enjoy it as much as i did. if you’re looking for an easy read (albeit gruesome) i definitely recommend picking this up when it comes out. the whole cast is basically female, including WOC/LGBT rep, and it’s about friends being stuck in a hotel after one of them mysteriously disappears and reappears two years later...and the woman who came back isn’t the woman who left them. I AM BAD AT EXPLAINING
Title: Komyo zoden, or 100 Great Men, 1879
Author: Koyasu Nobushige
Artist: Ishida Keigaku
Price: 69 USD + Shipping
I hardly post enough Japanese bindings, but here's something new up for grabs, and no, that price was not meant to be intentional!
Up for grabs is a short historical set on 100 unique and famous figures of Japan, from the Edo to early Meiji periods.
2 print books in Octavo using washi paper, 100 illustrated pages and unnumbered text only pages
On note of condition, both volumes are in fair shape, with worming and staining noted throughout volume 2
Message me or comment for any inquiries, and check out the link below to make a purchase!
This was the book that was given and signed. (See previous post) For those who do not know, William Morris was poet, writer, designer, activist and more. He was instrumental in the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain. John Ball was an English priest (14th century) who was hanged for his role in the "Peasants ' Revolt." He preached on equality and elimination of classes in society. This book by Morris is historical fantasy about a man dreaming of going back in time and hearing and speaking with Ball during the unrest.
OH MY GOSH!! I can't even! This book! 1913 edition of Five Centuries of English Verse by William Stebbing. Have you ever watched the movie Dead Poets Society?!? This is the book! Well there are actually 2 volumes and this is Volume 1. Chaucer through Tennyson. This book is extremely hard to find, and photo copied partial edition is available on Amazon. Contact me for pricing.
This edition of Modern Watch and Clock Repairing: Complete Course in Practical Horology By P. Buford Harris was published in 1947 by Nelson-Hall Co., Publishers, Chicago.⠀
Only one copy available - browse more vintage books and shop on my Etsy shop → http://etsy.com/shop/selectarchives⠀
We're Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea today with a first edition that's rarer than the Kraken! 🐙
A highlight of our new Literature catalogue - hit the link in our bio to see this classic in it's original blue (reminiscent of Yves Klein's blue?... something to explore another day maybe) cloth.
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This edition of Bech: A Book By John Updike was published in 1970 by Alfred A. Knopf.⠀
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short-story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once (the others being Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner), Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children's books during his career.⠀
Only one copy available - browse more vintage books and shop on my Etsy shop → http://etsy.com/shop/selectarchives⠀
Courtesy of Reg and Philip Remington, this first edition of “The History of Java” by Sir Thomas Stamford .
Raffles was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the Annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganised the Dutch colonial system in the island, as well as making an extensive study of the history, customs and languages of the region. ————————
‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘪𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘙𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴'𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘑𝘢𝘷𝘢 𝘪𝘯 1817 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥. 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘙𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴'𝘴 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥, 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺’ - 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘩 𝘛𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘯, “𝘙𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.”
Sir Thomas Stamford
The History of Java
Large folding map, 10 finely hand coloured costume plates after William Daniell
56 engraved and aquatint plates and 9 engraved text illustrations, 2 vols
Contemporary red straight grained Morocco, full gilt panelled spine, watered silk end-papers, all edges gilt
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1853 Cloister Life of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Fifth Antique Book
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1923 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass Lewis Carroll
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Don Sturdy in the Port of Lost Ships by Victor Appleton. Very good condition antique hardback in original dust jacket (fair condition with some tape repairs.) $14 + s/h
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W.J. Hardy. Book-Plates 
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Title page of TOONNEEL DER STEDEN VAN DE VEREENIGHDE NEDERLANDEN, MET HARE BESCHRIJVINGEN. by Joan Blaeu (1596-1673) [Cartographer]. Published by the author in Amsterdam, 1652.
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Antique “Peggy Stewart At Home.” Circa 1920’s turquoise hardback in original dust jacket. $5 + s/h.
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First Edition Hardcover Robin Hood And Captain Kidd 1853
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BIG antique Victorian book from 1888! “A record of stage-coach travel with glimpses of social life of the time.” Former library book. Very rough around the edges, but the interior is goI’d, with a few small tears here and there, one of which I saw was taped. Plentiful illustrations. $18 + s/h
🍶Congratulations to Elizabeth @littlebluemason "Vintage Flatlay" #visionsofvintage_ challenge winner! Thank you to everyone who entered! We were drawn to Elizabeth's flatlay! Doesnt get much better than blue mason jars, antique books, and vintage prints...oh my! 💙🤍💙
🍶Thank you so much to Michelle @the_nested_studios for joining us this past week! It was such a pleasure! Michelle is definitely #onetofollow !! 😊
🍶Now we want to see YOUR love for vintage, whether it is one special piece or a collection! Each week (THURS-SUN) we will be looking for a DIFFERENT vintage item, and the winner will be featured as our guest host the following week!
🍶This week we have a challenge for you! Show us your Green Vintage Treasures. Just think of all those green Spring items! 💚💚💚.
🍶 Here's how it works. Post a picture anytime Thursday - Sunday using the hashtag #visionsofvintage_ (don't forget the underscore 😉) 🍶Please FOLLOW ALL HOSTS and our CO-HOST to be considered as our weekly featured winner.
There will be about 60 sketchbooks in the next shop update, this Saturday at 12 PM EST! I hope you’re all so excited! And for those of you who have been asking for Shizen - YES! There’s Shizen paper in some! ✨💕
Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Roma, 1911.
Censurar livros é uma prática antiga. O Index Librorum Prohibitorum é uma relação de livros proibidos pela igreja católica. O primeiro index foi publicado em 1559, sob o pontificado de Paulo IV, como parte da contrarreforma. O último foi publicado em 1948 e, finalmente, em 1966, o papa Paulo VI, aboliu a prática.
O exemplar da Biblioteca é de 1911. Apesar de,na época, já ser o papa Pio X, o livro foi editado sob o pontificado de Leão XIII.
São 320 páginas onde estão listados cerca de 4200 autores.
Nele estão nomes como Voltaire, Tolstói, Fourier, Descartes, Flaubert, Lá Fontaine, Zola e Dumas.
A censura tinha como alvo autores e livros que, no entender da igreja, se opunham aos dogmas da igreja. Porém a lista ia além das questões dogmáticas e revelava perseguição política, social e de costumes.
O livro pertence à coleção patrimonial e está disponível para consulta. #livrosraros#oldbook#antiquebooks#bookstagram
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Courtesy of @librairielardanchet, “Les Métamorphoses” by Pablo Picasso. Exceptional copy offered by Picasso to his friend, the banker Max Pellequer, enriched with 3 original drawings in pencil by the artist.
30 original etchings by Pablo Picasso, i.e. 15 head piece vignettes and 15 full-page out-of-text plates.
One of the 20 privately printed copies, on vergé d’Arches, reserved for the artist and the collaborators.
Paris, Albert Skira, 1931
Limited edition of 145 copies, all signed by the artist
Japanese paper cover, wrappers with title piece and publisher's case
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Great Contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill-First U.S. Edition-1937
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Courtesy of @ursusbooks, Pierre Bonnard's illustrated "Parallèlement" by Paul Verlaine.
Parallèlement is the first great 'livre de peintre' of the twentieth century, a Vollard creation which set the standard for innovative fusion of text and illustration. Bonnard's seductive rose-coloured lithographs drape across the pages of text, making Parallèlement a full collaboration of writer, artist, publisher, and printer. Use of color such as this was not attempted again for many years.
Illustrated with a lithographic frontispiece, wood-engraved title-vignette (repeated on front wrapper), 108 lithographs, and 8 wood-engravings cut by Tony Beltrand after Bonnard designs. Folio, 290 x 240 mm, in the original wrappers. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1900.
Liber expositoris totius Bi-//blie ac alio [rum]que in eccl[es]ia re//citant qui mammotrectus ap-//pellatur / Prologus autoris Joh. Marchesinus . - Argentine [Strassbourg] : [Martin Flach], 1494. (BCU IAŞI-CS, INC1)
Courtesy of @hugues.de.latude “Le jardin de santé.” Illustrated by 1067 woodcuts, all contemporary handcolored. This "Health Garden" is a medieval encyclopedia of the natural world and a fundamental botanical compilations which are generally now called 'herbals.’
Phillipe Le Noir
Le jardin de santé
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Courtesy of Max Rambod Rare Books, Women's Suffrage Yellow Felt Pennant "Votes for Women"
An attractive example of ephemera used by supporters of women's suffrage, bearing one of the movement's most popular slogans. The pennant's golden yellow color was the primary color of the American suffrage movement, originating in 1867 when Kansas was considering a state suffrage referendum. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony then adopted the Kansas state flower, the sunflower, as a symbol of the suffrage cause.
circa 1910 - 1920
Yellow felt pennant, measuring 19 ½" by 8", with black block letters reading "Votes For Women".
Trying to figure out my travels for the next few months and it’s exciting! But first things first, I’m heading to Los Angeles in two weeks with my favorite human @heleneisfor. We are going to do all the LA things, and even though we both go to California pretty frequently, your recs are always welcomed. So please drop them below... can’t wait to be surrounded by palm trees again 💛 #travelguide#1924us#rustichomedecor