|We are going to miss our built-in bookcases when we move.|
These shelves hold poetry books, mostly old ones.
One of my favorite books when I was young was The Best Loved Poems of the American People. My aunt had received a copy of this book as one of her Book of the Month Club selections. I can remember where I was standing when she first read to me, Annabel Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe. It made such an impression on me. When Clint first became my pen pal I learned he, too, loved the early American poets. I had no idea of some of the poetry books in his collection until we got married.
|This book is a favorite one of mine, from looking at|
and feeling the woodcut images, I can feel the raised
paint and embossing.
|American artist, Gustave Baumann (1881-1971), was known as an|
American Master of Color Woodblocks.
|This is the woodblock print for the |
month of April in the book.
The book is dated 1912.
|I just love looking at these books,|
what beautiful covers.
|I can't imagine putting these books in a moving van,|
these will travel with me in the car. :-)
This book page was hand lettered and handpainted.
Shown above is an original watercolor painting.
|This is my all time favorite book of all the poetry books.|
It is full of original handpainted watercolor paintings by
American and English artists. This is volume I of XV volumes.
|The notary embossed seal can barely be seen|
in this photo.
|Someday I would like to do research on |
all the artists who contributed to this book.
It is hard to believe these are tiny
original paintings in the book.