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East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon.
Sir George Webbe Dasent.(1817-1896).
A collection of stories translated from Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-1882).
David McKay, Publisher
604-608 S.Washington Square, Philadelphia.
Published : c.1921.

“Twelve Wild Ducks”

But now it happened once, when she was out on the moor to pick thistle-down, - and if I don’t mistake, it was the very last time she was to go thither, - it happened that the young King who ruled that land was out hunting, and came riding across the moor and saw her. So he stopped there…


Nike’s Barbershop Commercial With Chris Webber & Latrell Sprewell.


Half of our Tumblr team has hopped over to California for RBMS and ALA! 

When I started to think of books or stories about California, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County“ by Mark Twain was the first story that came to mind. Twain wrote the short story in 1865 and its immense popularity helped him gain national recognition. The story circulated in several newspapers before Twain made it the title story of his first book. Printed in 1867 by C.H. Webb, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is a collection of 27 short stories and was distributed in a variety of colors.

Multiple colors were used with subsequent editions–here we have an 1868 (sienna) and an 1870 (purple) copy. The spine of the 1870 edition has suffered light damage causing it to fade. It was quite a surprise to see the vibrant purple when I pulled it off the shelf!