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Re: Your latest book purchases.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:35 pm
by Ennis
Raphael wrote:I went into a very old second hand bookshop today - the shop itself dates from 1785!!! I have been there before- the man who owns it said in the late c.18th it was a shop selling tea!

I had some time before work and I felt compelled to go and look outside, as I could see shelves of books outside- and I know what that usually means- bargain books! Well, what a bargain I found- soon as I looked the words KEATS in red capitals jumped out at me on a small beige book with a lyre on the cover.
It dates from 1941 and is part of a series The English Poets in Pictures, edited by Dorothy Wellesley.
There is a drawing of Enfield School, several portraits, a painting of Hampstead in 1821, and one Severn painting I have not seen before. It's a variation of the one of John sitting in his room in Wentworth Place. The book itself includes some poems, parts of the longer poems and some letters. The price? 50P!!!!

I can take some photos on my phone tomorrow and upload them.

I also got a biography of Oscar Wilde and a nature book for the same price.



It's a nice little volume. I think it's the book where I first saw Severn's drawing of Keats sitting on the deck of the Maria Crowther, reading and wearing a life preserver - with short hair and all! Of course, I had to buy it!

Re: Your latest book purchases.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:51 pm
by Cath
Raphael wrote:I went into a very old second hand bookshop today - the shop itself dates from 1785!!! I have been there before- the man who owns it said in the late c.18th it was a shop selling tea!

I had some time before work and I felt compelled to go and look outside, as I could see shelves of books outside- and I know what that usually means- bargain books! Well, what a bargain I found- soon as I looked the words KEATS in red capitals jumped out at me on a small beige book with a lyre on the cover.It dates from 1941 and is part of a series The English Poets in Pictures, edited by Dorothy Wellesley. There is a drawing of Enfield School, several portraits, a painting of Hampstead in 1821, and one Severn painting I have not seen before. It's a variation of the one of John sitting in his room in Wentworth Place. The book itself includes some poems, parts of the longer poems and some letters. The price? 50P!!!!

I can take some photos on my phone tomorrow and upload them.

I also got a biography of Oscar Wilde and a nature book for the same price.


Sounds like a great find, Raphael! Sometimes the best books are the ones found unexpectedly, no? Do post some pics if you get a chance :) .

Re: Your latest book purchases.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:01 pm
by CasaMagni
Shelley's Boat by Julian Roach.

As expected, a somewhat lightweight effort (from a writer of soaps no less!), and with little information I didn't already know, but for some reason, I can't seem to get enough of this subject... :twisted: