Thursday, May 19, 2011

Darrel of the Blessed Isles



A birthday present, from me to me, one day early:



Darrel of the Blessed Isles


Lothrop Publishing Company
April 1903

410 pages. $10.00.






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10 comments:

William Michaelian said...

From The Reader’s Encyclopedia: “A novel concerning an old clock-maker who dwells in the ‘Blessed Isles’ of the imagination.” How appropriate!

Old 333 said...

That looks intriguing...sort of like Haunted Bookshop meets Phantom Tollbooth? What a Fantastic Photograph You Have Taken of the Subject, Sir. My compliments.

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Sir. And now, if you would, please hand me that coconut.

rahina q.h. said...

now that is a book i did not know existed, sounds like the perfect read... and i did wonder how you respond to your own birthday and quite appropriately you have confirmed my thoughts.... differently;).... yet consistently as the buying of books is an all-year round occurence for you:)

William Michaelian said...

You mean it’s that obvious? And here I thought I’d kept my habit so well hidden. Oh, well, the truth is out.

vazambam said...

And so is the date of your birth(day)--so, one day early, let me wish you a great one.

William Michaelian said...

Vassilis, I’m usually a day late and a dollar short, but this time I’m a day early and ten dollars short. My record is improving! Stop by for cake if you’re in the neighborhood.

Two Tigers said...

What a great self-gifting! Just what you wanted - however did you guess?

Happy Birthday to you, William. May you see many many more and have better and better years to look back upon each time.

manik sharma said...

Will,
As an avid collector of such priceless possessions you must have a list of some that you have liked...at the risk of asking a kiddish question my rack of
'unread' has been empty for a while...can i put some of your favorites there ?? do share...i have no options on the table...

William Michaelian said...

Yes, Gabriella, you can imagine my surprise when I came home and saw what I had given myself. It really caught me off guard. Thanks for your beautiful birthday wishes.

Manik, I will be happy to share as soon as things settle down here a bit. One hint: my favorite book is usually the one I’m reading at the moment. In this case, it’s Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. But we will be in touch.