Picturesque Indeed!

May 25, 2011 under Books, New Acquisitions

Barts now has a copy of an 1888 printing of Picturesque California, in two leather bound volumes.  The book is edited and features many articles by John Muir.

 

This beautiful two volume set justifys the term profusely illustrated, with over five hundred etchings and photogravures, and an illustration on every page, or full page illustration on the facing page.  Many are by significant western artists such as Fredric Remington.

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Rejected Book Covers

May 16, 2011 under Uncategorized

The New York Times Book Review had a nice bit about rejected book covers recently.

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Jaqueline Winspear

May 15, 2011 under Uncategorized

Thanks to author Jaquline Winspear for signing her new book when she came by today.

The author of the popular Maisie Dobbs mysterys was kind enough to sign a copy of her newest book, A Lesson In Secrets, when she stopped by for a little book shopping this afternoon.

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Two Roads Converged in a Wood

May 11, 2011 under Uncategorized

Got sent this this morning, made us laugh

Original here

 

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