Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fleam Find

I'm so lucky that I live just down the street from the amazing Raleigh Flea Market. I can't resist the Fleam-- you never know what wonders (&/or weirdness) you'll find there. Today there was an especially nice book stall with many antiquarian delights, most at bargain prices.

This is a detail from the cover of my find of the day-- a 1855 volume, edited by one Dionysius Lardner, D.C.L.-- full of tidbits about everything from "The Brain of the Ourang-Outang" & "The Sagacity of Bears" to "Magnifying Glasses for Miniature Painters." Dozens of engravings to boot.

All for a fiver! Squee!

3 comments:

Juan said...

Excellent. I also love antiques.
Curious! This reminds me of the logo of Fernet Branca (1845)
http://www.fernetbranca.com
:)

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, julsann!

My Christmas greeting to you!

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Ellis Nadler said...

I love the Sagacity of Bears