doorsandgates:

Windows. St. Mary’s near Fountains Abbey.
September 2014.

doorsandgates:

Windows. St. Mary’s near Fountains Abbey.

September 2014.

Woman with Book, by William McGregor Paxton (1910). The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Woman with Book, by William McGregor Paxton (1910). The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Figure in a Room (Interior), by Frank Benson (1912). The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Figure in a Room (Interior), by Frank Benson (1912). The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Thomas Hart Benton, Old Man Reading, 1941. The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

Thomas Hart Benton, Old Man Reading, 1941. The Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

doorsandgates:

Door. York, North Yorkshire.
September 2014.

doorsandgates:

Door. York, North Yorkshire.

September 2014.

bookpatrol:

A Salute to Winnie-the-Pooh

It was on this day in 1926 that the world was first introduced in book form to everybody’s favorite teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. To celebrate here is a sampling of A.A. Milne’s most famous creation.

Here’s an interesting fact about the book. We all know the character of Pooh has been a big player in the Disney Universe since the early 1960’s but did you know that in 1930 a gentleman named Stephen Slesinger purchased the U.S. and Canadian merchandising, television, recording and other trade rights to the “Winnie-the-Pooh” works from Milne which in effect creating the modern licensing industry?

Slesinger them went on, a few yeas later, to do the same with the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan character. 

  1.  Color lithograph of A.A. Milne at Christmas in 1927, at the height of his creative output, as part of the Bookman Portfolio illustrated by Spy Jr., the penname of Hungarian caricaturist Imre Laszlo Unvardy. Buy.
  2. The First American edition, large paper issue.  Published by Dutton in 1926. One of 200 copies signed by both A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. Buy.
  3. Winnie-The-Pooh Jig-Saw Puzzle. Published by Harborne Chad Valley Co. Ltd circa (1930). Buy.
  4. The First Limited edition with the illustration in color. Publishd by Methuen Children’s Books, 1973. One of 300 deluxe copies, numbered and signed by E. H. Shepard and hand bound in full leather by Zaehnsdorf of London. Shepard colored his own line illustrations throughout the book for this edition: Buy.
  5. Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. The true first edition, published by London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. Buy.
Books in a Bar—The Ice House, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Books in a Bar—The Ice House, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Thomas Paine Cottage, New Rochelle, New York.

Red Grooms, The Bookstore, 1979. The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York.

doorsandgates:

Archway with gate. Outside York Minster.
York, North Yorkshire. September 2014.

doorsandgates:

Archway with gate. Outside York Minster.

York, North Yorkshire. September 2014.