Category Archives: book illustration

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

“Imagine a morning in late November.” That’s the first line and off we go with a beautiful tale about a little boy and an older woman who is his distant cousin.  They are loose-end relatives and are each other’s best … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part three: Paul Manno’s Cafe and more

This is the new beautiful intersection at Creve Coeur in St. Louis MO.  When we left in 2003, work had just begun.  Now it’s lovely with floral plantings –in fact, many of the streets in St. Louis have nice garden … Continue reading

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor

Well, now I’m worried.  People are deciding to read Mrs. Palfrey (hurray!), (please see my post–Book Review: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 03/03/2013),but I’m afraid they’ll be influenced by the copies that are available to buy.  The ones on Amazon … Continue reading

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The Books I Bought in Paris

You already know I bought buttons when I was in Paris.  But I never caught up with you about the books I bought.  And since today July 14th is Bastille Day, it seems fitting to do a post about France. There … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair —some illustrations by Charles Crombie

I have a wonderful copy of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.  It was published by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc in 1924. I love my copy because it has illustrations.  I love a book with illustrations—especially an old classic.   … Continue reading

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More about Dorian Gray–the Portraits!

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Book Art

Wow!  I just spent a wonderful time with fascinating book sculptures—tiny, tiny little cut papers wafting and drifting upwards from the pages of a book.  Entire forests of cut paper trees standing tall upon open books—with little paper houses and … Continue reading

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