Saturday, April 27, 2013

Reading Quote of the Day

"I love how books let me run away without leaving home."

Wishing you a great vacation - in a book!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Bookworms will rule the world.... as soon as we finish one more chapter!"


Happy reading, Bibliophiles :-)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sharing Things I Love

A pair of vintage #Kewpie Dolls. I inherited these from my Mother-in-law, a kindred spirit who also loved nifty, kitschy stuff from days gone by!

These little babies sit next to my bathtub now :-)

Happy collecting, Bibliophiles!

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads
by Agnes C. Laut

NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936 New Edition 2nd Ptg. Very Good- condition with some shelfwear to cloth at corners, edges & one small white spot at upper front corner. Small 4to. Blue cloth. x, (10pp), 590pp, index. Frontispiece, profusely illustrated 36 b&w plates on coated stock; 4 illustrations done by Charles Russell, many text decorations, old prints, maps, cartoons & documents. A thick, heavy book.

Chapter topics include: Steam power, the lure of the West, the West moves from the Lakes to the Prairies, the Land Grant era, the vulture era begins (Gould & Vanderbilt), the forward march to the West (Union Pacific, Central, Southern Pacific, Great Northern, getting across the Sierras), modern Buccaneers in a later era.

PRICE: $20. [SOLD 4/20/13]

If you are interested in this great book, please feel free to contact me here! Shipping will cost $5 within the Continental U.S.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yankee Ingenuity in the War

Yankee Ingenuity in the War by Frank Parker Stockbridge

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1920. Brown cloth with pictorial on front cover. 372pp. Fully illustrated from official photographs. 

An account of the technical achievements of America that "went so far toward the winning of the Great War." Includes technological improvements during World War I: motors, airplanes, aerial photography, chemicals and poison gas, ships, undersea warfare, wireless communication, balloons and dirigibles, weapons, camouflage, medical and surgical achievements, and more. Hundreds of black and white photographs. A heavy book.

PRICE: $35. 

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this title, shipping will cost around $6 in the Continental U.S. - it's a very heavy book!

Book Quote of the Day

"Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life... to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you're borrowing from a friend."

~ Dave Kellett

Keep reading, Bibliophiles!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reading Quote of the Day

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
- Edward P. Morgan

Monday, April 15, 2013

Virginia and Truckee: A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times

Virginia and Truckee: A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times

Stanford University Press, 1955, 5th Printing. Original Printed wraps [paper] covers in green & white. Decorations by E.S. Hammack, Maps & lettering by Frederic Shaw. 67 pages plus engine list, bibliography & index. Fully illustrated throughout with numerous photo reproductions, a map, sketches. Minor wear to edges and spine edges from handling. No interior markings noted.

Price: $12.00 [SOLD 4/17/13]

Interested in purchasing this book? Please send an email or leave a comment here. Shipping costs $3.00.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book Quote of the Day

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."

-- Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896

US educator (1834 - 1926)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Garage sale find of the day

Donner Lake from Donner Pass. Kodak panoramic photo #715. Circa 1940s in original frame. Sticker on the back from Piatt's in Alameda, California. Paid $5.00. DEAL!