Thursday, January 31, 2008

Library Building

Published in 1904 this novel's Art Nouveau influenced cover was probably pretty provocative at the time, maybe even scandalous.
Found at an estate sale about ten years ago along with several other interesting books and the Egyptian revival rug we have in the bedroom. I've often thought the owner would have been fascinating to know.
(Oh yes, the house is dusty...we're renovating you know.)


My Notting Hill said...

very interesting - I decided to check out the author on wikipedia. They mention the protagaonists in his novels like surroundings of intense luxury - maybe he was also an interior design afficianado

My Notting Hill said...

I forgot to mention he was born in London!

London Calling said...

Intense luxury...I bet your right! Thanks Notting Hill.