Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop: Abraham Lincoln, The War Years, Four Volume Set https://etsy.me/3qSdMG3
A memory in photographs and text about the later private life of Hollywood legend – Katherine Hepburn. One of the most photographed faces in stardom. This book is a memoir of her “private world.” A fascinating collaboration of 150 photographs. She was an American Hollywood icon who preferred to be called “Kate.” A rather simple woman; fiercely independent. John Bryson was the editor and photographer. Kate said she did this book because she trusted him. Her own words were dictated to create this extraordinary look into the places she loved the most. For Sale on Etsy at $45.
The Book jacket is “ever so slightly” frayed around the edges. A classic however, and if you admired her movies you will love this book. Kate was not a fancy female. She was just “who she was.” This book gives you a rare glimpse into her rather un-fancy and down to earth lifestyle. Quite the dame she was!
Picturing Nantucket reveals a complete spectrum of the islands artistic heritage. Complete with 125 color and 180 black and white reproduction photographs from the Nantucket Historical Associations extensive collection. If you treasure Nantucket Art, this book is an essential reference for your personal collection.
Pristine copy. Measures 10.5” x 12.5” x 1”
A beautiful coffee table book. 253 pages.
A true Art History of the Island.
English Furniture, From Gothic to Sheraton, an Antique Dealers or Collectors reference guide. Originally published in 1937. This copy is an unabridged republication, of 1968 by Dover Publications of New York, NY
For those who have a home that is more than a mere dwelling, who appreciate the work of bygone ages, when the craftsman lived for the joy of his art. Complete with 900 illustrations.
Soft Copy, 406 pages. Beginning with the dawn of construction in Wood.
Library of Congress
Card Catalog Number 68-19173
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ContessasHome our virtual “selling” site will be reactivated and we will be launching it for browsing at 12 Noon on Monday, February 1, 2021. We have preserved numerous items from our brick and mortar store in Delray, Contessa’s Garden and Gift, Alexandria, VA. Our items will be selling in best condition and priced according to the current market value.
Shipping charges will be the responsibility of our buyers. This is standard policy on ETSY.
ETSY is an easy and fun way to purchase treasures without leaving the comfort of your home. We trust you will enjoy shopping our online store. Feedback and questions on our Etsy site are welcome. We are happy to engage your comments and suggestions. This has been a practice we enjoy. It’s always fun to know our customers virtually. Perfect for the life we are all leading during COVID isolation. All of our items are purchased at local auctions. Our inventory will include, what is known in the business as “vintage smalls.” And we will sell restored lamps/lighting, art, mirrors, “classic” hardcover books, silver, home decor and garden decor. We also have small/petite vintage furniture in our inventory.
CONTESSASHOME looks forward to serving you!
An excerpt from this cherished book…….
I convey this message…….
Every day I knocked on his door and he on mine. I felt a happiness at our being merely in the same room that transcended any specific language.
Strange it is, that as I use language, as I shape it into re-creations of people and places, I can feel its inadequacy. It can serve to describe the past; it cannot describe what I presently feel.
….a plea of understanding. We are friends. Be my friend forever is what is in my heart. My soul mate.
There is only one hand for me, and that is yours. When I will squeeze your hand, then my heart will be….home.
“Be my friend forever” he said.
“Yes, but what am I to do with that flare of feeling that comes when a woman loves a man because they are woman and man?”
Great literature speaks for itself. An epic novel.
Walden May be the most famous act of “social distancing.”
It’s also a lesson on the importance of community while you are sheltering in place.
Since the coronavirus quarantine began in the United States tens of millions of us have begun something like Thoreau’s retreat, but with a better Internet connection. As the days accumulate into weeks and then months, the burden of remaining cloistered has surely grown more challenging. Thoreau went there before us. He knew there can be contentment alone, just as often as there can be loneliness among company.
Read this book in spurts….. it will bring new meaning to your COVID isolation.
SOLD today to our new Etsy customer in Chicago. It’s a superb and flawless 1985 edition. Original purchase price was $75.00. Another very happy customer who is presenting this book as a “gift.” We are thrilled when our books sell. Some of us still love the feel of a book in our hand.