This post is part of the Bookshelves series in which I pick a a few random crappy old books from one of the not as many as I need bookshelves here at the Farm and thumb through it. The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating. Sara Paston-Williams. The National Trust. Harry N.
The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating. Sara Paston-Williams. The National Trust. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, London. 1993. I mean seriously. I need a linen press. [consults the world-wide-web] I see this contraption is more accurately called a screw or napkin press.
The Complete Book of Ballroom Dancing. Richard M. Stephenson & Joseph Iaccarino. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York. 1980. Discarded from the Oktibbeha County Library System. In 1980, “one of the most interesting social changes in recent years [had] been the ‘return to the ballroom’ by students at colleges and universities throughout the
Long time readers may recall the Crappy Old Books of the Months series. Though I often fell down on the job because of real life, I enjoyed those. I thought some posts were quite good. Naturally, a few books became tiresome toward the end– you may have eventually tired of the Bacon jokes– but it
From the collection at The First Romanian School in Brasov. Interestingly, books and pamphlets were printed as single (double sided) pages, and not in quarto format. A quarto (from Latin quartō, ablative form of quartus, fourth ) is a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper on which 8 pages of text were printed,
“Catching the Turkey” Grandma Moses 1940 More in the “Catching the Turkey” series here. Though I know little about Grandma Moses, primitivism, or art, I am a fan of Anna Mary Robertson, and enjoy looking at her work. “A Blizzard” 1956
As found at WikiArt. Also in the crappy old book, Grandma Moses, Otto Kallir, (Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973) which lays open on the Big Book podium to [Humm. Something is amiss in the formatting. Sorry. I’ll work on it.]
Reposted from September, 2015 with good reason. We are back to Marica Cooks Monday and this is what I’ll be cooking today. A big Food Favorite fall stew. Enjoy! Yesterday I mentioned the start of Fall Squirrel season, which in Mississippi runs from the first of October to the last of February. That of course
Cob Oregon Muse writes, As I suggested in the title, I have no idea where the pic is from. But you can tell it’s a great used bookstore because it looks so ramshackle and disorganized, it would take you hours to find what you’re looking for, and that’s a feature, not a bug.
National Geographic Volume XXXVI Number Five, November, 1919 Not a pleasant story at all. And quite the contrast to the first half dozen or so pages of advertisements. Here’s the last sentence, spoken by the author’s traveling companion, a doctor, as their ship departed Ararat: “God bless America,” he said; “for America, with God’s help,
Sidebar images from American Digest
Most fools think they are only ignorant. Benjamin Franklin, 1748 He that makes an Ass of himself must not take it ill if Men ride him. Thomas Fuller, 1732 None is a fool always, everyone sometimes. George Herbert, 1640 Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool. Robert Hitchens, 1959 Heh.
Ace of Spades Sunday morning book thread.
3430 Crappy old books and counting here on Farther Along Farm. Better pick up the pace before it’s too late.
You, the homemaker, are the backbone of the world. If it weren’t for you there would be no home, no family, or world fit to live in. You are a homemaker: chef (and many famous chefs couldn’t please your family as well as you do!), nurse (ever kiss a child’s skinned knee and he stopped
Punctuation is perhaps one-tenth rule and nine-tenths art. In that portion that is controlled by art, writers will differ, sometimes radically. The art of punctuation is the art of rhythm, for punctuation’s second function, after its first function of helping to establish clarity, is to set the rhythm of sentences. Rhythm in prose, it turns
It’s Drudge Work Monday. BUT. The internet is awful. The internet can be awesome. There are some really dumb people out there in the world. There are some really smart people out there. Here’s the story. I had picked up a couple of books from the FOL freebie table. I finally retrieved them from the
And yes, I am putting away the last box of books brought down from The Apartment.