Exile Bibliophile

Adventures in Book Collecting
huntingtonlibrary:

SHARK WEEK!!!!!
caption: John Hovey, Journal of a voyage from Newburyport, Mass. to San Francisco, Cal. in the Brig Charlotte, 1849, ink and watercolor. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. GIFed by The Huntington.

huntingtonlibrary:

SHARK WEEK!!!!!

caption: John Hovey, Journal of a voyage from Newburyport, Mass. to San Francisco, Cal. in the Brig Charlotte, 1849, ink and watercolor. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. GIFed by The Huntington.

jacquesdor:

oorequiemoo:

wasbella102:

Another of Pablo Neruda’s writing spaces in Chile, from Alastair Reid’s book “Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence”


Voilà,  ça c’est exactement l’image de mon rêve le plus fou : avoir une table au ras de la mer pour y poser mon envie d’écrire et mes petits carnets… loin de tout si possible. Vous avez ça pour moi ?  Si oui… je vous réponds aussitôt, je deviens votre ami pour la vie, je vous épouse s’il le faut, je vous aime pour toujours… et au-delà … :-)

jacquesdor:

oorequiemoo:

wasbella102:

Another of Pablo Neruda’s writing spaces in Chile, from Alastair Reid’s book “Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence”

Voilà,  ça c’est exactement l’image de mon rêve le plus fou : avoir une table au ras de la mer pour y poser mon envie d’écrire et mes petits carnets… loin de tout si possible.
Vous avez ça pour moi ? 
Si oui… je vous réponds aussitôt, je deviens votre ami pour la vie, je vous épouse s’il le faut, je vous aime pour toujours… et au-delà … :-)

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Christopher Morley #autoreblog

Christopher Morley #autoreblog

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benjaminlclark:

****Paper Notebook that Syncs to Cloud****
I’ve been using *those* notebooks (you know the ones) for several years now … little ones as everyday carry for all the random stuff, and bigger ones as an appointment diary and a place to stick my fruit stickers. I love using notebooks, and they are indispensable to my creativity and productivity. But it’s not only the simple, analog process of pencil to paper. Occasionally, I pull old notebooks off the shelf to look for old ideas and new inspiration. Or just to enjoy the satisfaction of having a lovely stack of filled notebooks with the squiggles of my brain guano.
Enter Mod Notebooks — Paper and ink notebooks (that don’t cost all that much more than *those other* notebooks) and once it’s filled, you send your notebook to their idea fairy-archivists, and they scan it, sync it to your account on their app on your phone and VOILA — there it is! Mod will then return your notebook to you, or it can be recycled (*GASP/ CLUTCH AT THROAT*).
No more being away from your chicken scratch archive, no more saying “I know the name of that song, I wrote it down in my notebook last week [three years/ eleven notebooks ago] …”, etc. They claim the app also syncs with your favorite productivity computer thingy (Hooray for OneNote!). I didn’t know I wanted that feature until they offered.
Now if they’d just scan all my old notebooks ….
Okay, so not only is this a cool new thing I heard about, but Huckberry has a deal right now that’ll save us about $5 on this very good idea, so I for one am going to try it out.
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benjaminlclark:

****Paper Notebook that Syncs to Cloud****

I’ve been using *those* notebooks (you know the ones) for several years now … little ones as everyday carry for all the random stuff, and bigger ones as an appointment diary and a place to stick my fruit stickers. I love using notebooks, and they are indispensable to my creativity and productivity. But it’s not only the simple, analog process of pencil to paper. Occasionally, I pull old notebooks off the shelf to look for old ideas and new inspiration. Or just to enjoy the satisfaction of having a lovely stack of filled notebooks with the squiggles of my brain guano.

Enter Mod Notebooks — Paper and ink notebooks (that don’t cost all that much more than *those other* notebooks) and once it’s filled, you send your notebook to their idea fairy-archivists, and they scan it, sync it to your account on their app on your phone and VOILA — there it is! Mod will then return your notebook to you, or it can be recycled (*GASP/ CLUTCH AT THROAT*).

No more being away from your chicken scratch archive, no more saying “I know the name of that song, I wrote it down in my notebook last week [three years/ eleven notebooks ago] …”, etc. They claim the app also syncs with your favorite productivity computer thingy (Hooray for OneNote!). I didn’t know I wanted that feature until they offered.

Now if they’d just scan all my old notebooks ….

Okay, so not only is this a cool new thing I heard about, but Huckberry has a deal right now that’ll save us about $5 on this very good idea, so I for one am going to try it out.

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FACT: If you love books, you should already be following Book Traces.

booktraces:

"… but [he] was a few minutes afterwards, killed in the vineyard immediately adjoining it. I trust that what I have written will prove sufficient for your purpose," writes the Confederate general officer Basil W. Duke to Chattanooga attorney, Charles McGuffey, in an account of the death of his brother-in-law, General John Hunt Morgan

As submitter Steve Cox writes, “This book is part of a collection of books given the university in the early 1950s by a local collector of Southern imprints, and who was noted for inserting items in her books, such as news clippings, letters, notes. Included in this is a carte de visite, pasted in of John Hunt Morgan, and tipped in the back is [the] 1916 letter … Unfortunately, the book was processed back in the day before rare and valuable books got any special treatment.”

Title: Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C. S. A.
Author: Duke, Basil Wilson
Publication date: Garden City, 1911
Library: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Call number: E470 .D89 1911
Submitted by: Steve Cox

[Read a rather gripping account of Morgan’s death here: Footnotes on the Death of John Morgan]

illustratedgentleman:

Old Heidelberg press #matthouston #gastowntattoo #traditional #tattoo #black

illustratedgentleman:

Old Heidelberg press #matthouston #gastowntattoo #traditional #tattoo #black