A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The Film Till Now by Paul Rotha.
- TITLE: THE FILM TILL NOW
- AUTHOR: PAUL ROTHA
- REPRINTED IN 1931/FIRST PUBLISHED 1930
- PUBLISHED BY: JONATHAN CAPE & HARRISON SMITH
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
The Film Till Now has been on my TBR list for more years than I care to count. My laziness in never actively looking for a copy truly paid off, as this edition dates to just a year after the book was first published. It is in wonderful shape for its age (87 years!).
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Check it out on my sister site, Epic of World Saga! (Pssst…it features Harry Houdini!)
…is a new weekly feature over on Epic of World Saga. Although I won’t be sharing every EoWS post here (that would be annoying, I’m sure!), this series is on-theme for A Small Press Life!
Here are the first two images:
This is another Coles Phillips-illustrated advertisement for Sheaffer fountain pens. It appeared in Motion Picture Classic in 1920.
Happy Christmas to those who celebrate the day!
There’s nothing quite like watching a silent film in an ornate, old picture-palace, with accompaniment by the world’s best organist playing on the theatre’s original instrument.
You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.
The CAPA Summer Movie Series is the longest-running classic film series in the United States and, as far as the powers-that-be know, the world.
We’re blessed to have such an incredible, on-going cultural experience here.
“He rode his way with the Queen unto Joyous Gard.”
|The Boy’s King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory’s History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Edited for Boys by Sidney Lanier (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922.)|
Julia Frances Strachey by Dora Carrington, 1925: