For his 40th birthday, his wife contacted 40 friends/family to send their favorite book to him as a gift.
Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.
A boy reading in a bombed bookshop, London, 1940
The Eagle and Child (Oxford, England) and 11 other bars for book lovers
Antique 18th Century Design Leather Binding books Ornaments
A wall of books in downtown Portland.
The folks at JYHS Library made our lives easy today, finding a purrrrrfect picture for our weekly Caturday contribution. Yes, you should use your school library AND your local neighborhood branch (weve got 91 locations)! Here in NYC, we actually work with public schools to supplement materials, so go libraries! jyhslibrary: Curiosity and the cat @Malinda L school library
Lovely addition to these vintage ads for libraries and reading.