Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sepia Saturday # 112 Saturday 11 Feb 2012


   We had dolls, and dogs, and one might think, dairies this I foresee lots of  BOOKS  going on in these posts.

    Thank - you  Linda from the blog, "The Paper Collector"  for her love of books! as her theme!

    Some of my best friends are books!  Really, and please don't ask "What's your favorite book, then?" Because it would be easier to ask what book I like least, or maybe not, I can't even think of a book I haven't liked.....

Of course some of you may not wish to spend a leisure day reading when...

Possibly, you'd rather be out on the ice catching fish..... so much time, so little fish catching?

   So if it's books, or just Sepia Saturday that boosts your day go here and view Alan's blog

      Shouldn't he have his eyes on the book?

     If you are anything like me, then you probably have the habit of buying books for more reasons than just a good read, right?

      Instead of a series of people and their books this theme, I 'm sharing a book that was handed down to me from my grandma.......

                                     - THE LADY OF THE LAKE -

                                        A POEM IN SIX CANTOS


                                      SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.

                                      with notes and an appendix


The description above this photo is what is on the title page, and the photo in the book reads (exactly as printed)  "Come one, come all!  this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I."

Then this page follows.......

                                   TO THE MOST NOBLE
                                           JOHN JAMES

                                MARQUIS OF ABERCORN

                                         ETC., ETC., ETC.

                               THIS POEM IS INSCRIBED


                                          THE AUTHOR

Then the contents page......

Followed by the Introduction page below.....

I find this page very interesting as it states it's the INTRODUCTION To THE LADY OF THE LAKE.  EDITION 1830.

AFTER the success of "Marmion,' I felt inclined to exclaim with Ulysses in the "Odyssey"

One favorite thing for me is to look inside the pages to see what keepsake or forget-me-not thing may hidden inside.  Inside I discovered a golden-reddish clipped lock of curled hair! Maybe a relatives, or ?

I found the  GLOSSARY TO "THE GHAIST'S WARNING."  Very interesting!
In fact the entire book is rewarding......a very good read indeed.

You cannot open a book without learning something, Confucius


Wendy said...

Finding a lock of hair in a book would make me nuts until I discovered where it came from.

Karen S. said...

Wendy - I know ....I haven't touched it...but still can't throw it away...if only I could perform a DNA test from home....!

Dani Jonsson Lopez said...

That's my favorite part about old books too!!You never know what you'll find! In my grandfathers confirmation bible I found a total of FOUR pressed 4 leaf clovers between various pages. A curious combo of faith and supersition. :)

That book of yours looks very well loved. :)

Bob Scotney said...

What a treasure that book must be. Interesting that it's by Scott, Dickens was concerned that he did not burn himself out as a writer as apparently did before him. I'm just reading a biography on Dickens that compares the two.

Linda@VS said...

What a wonderful keepsake that book is! Funny, I once saved four-leaf clovers in a book, but through the years I've forgotten what book it was and haven't seen those clovers in a long, long time.

Kristin said...

I wonder if I could get a dna test done on the locks of hair found in my grandmother's Bible. I'm sure one belongs to my mother's little brother who died so young. There are no other sources of male DNA around.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh my gosh, I remember reading this book when I was a junior or senior in high school. It was a private girl's school and we had the most amazing library. Taylor Caldwell, Janice Holt Giles, I was a book lover back then and still to this day. A great post.

Alan Burnett said...

And to add to the wisdom of Confucius - we can't read one of your posts without learning something very interesting.

Christine H. said...

I've found pressed flowers and a four-leaf clover, but never a lock of hair - red, no less! How fascinating.


You could have a DNA test run on it, but it is costly!! I would think it's either a memento from a loved one, or possibly a dead child or young relative. I know my mom kept a lock of hair of her father, something she clipped off [discreetly] at the salon, while he was resting in his coffin. I know, I saw her doing it!!

That said, I kinda envy you this book. Even if it's not in pristine condition.

Postcardy said...

I haven't found anything like that in a book, but I have found some old newspaper/magazine clippings.

Margaret said...

Just lovely, the book and the find! I treasure my grandmother's Shakespeare book and Macbeth 1907! Alas, no locks of hair... :)

Little Nell said...

I too have found clover and flowers and even a shopping list. But no hair - thank goodness!

Jo Graham said...

What a lovely family treasure to have. The lock of hair would drive me nuts wondering whose it was. I have some 4 leafed clovers inside a heavy book and when I inherited my great aunt's books, I found pressed flowers, newspaper clippings and photos :-)