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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Alchemist

I came across this picture in Wikimedia Commons and thought it could fit in with this week's theme. The painting is by William F. Douglas  Lots of books in the background. .  When I see that many books, I wonder if either men would have read ALL of these books.....

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14 comments:

  1. And all of those books could now be compressed in a little plastic Kindle. Now that is Alchemy. Happy Sepia Saturday Rosie.

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  2. I expect they merely dipped into them from time to time - like you do with reference books.

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  3. The room they are in is as untidy as my office where there are a lot of books I haven't opened yet.

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  4. That is the book lover's dilemma! Too many good books, not enough time.

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  5. Alchemy probably required lots of books. I love Alan's comment -- wish I had thought of it first!

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  6. Wendy's comment reminded me that in stories of alchemy, magic or of devilish peril they always find a book with the answer to the question laid out all on one page (with illustrations).

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  7. I have a photo of my oldest son at his high school graduation. The back ground is shelves of books in old antique bindings. Yes just a screen behind him for the photo. This is a perfect picture for SS.
    QMM

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  8. I love Linda's comment! Wouldn't it be wonderful to just curl up in a big old comfy chair and pick a book from the shelve and read all day long *sigh*

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  9. The books in the painting are big, heavy volumes. One can tell just by the size of them that "there's gold in them thar" books.

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  10. Great question! Probably not. But when I visited Biltmore estates (America's mansion owned by the Vanderbilts) the library is grand and every book read, they say.

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  11. Oh I do like this photo! I imagine they tried very hard in getting each book read...perhaps some more than once!

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  12. The Kindle versions would certainly be easier to dust, but they wouldn't look nearly so beautiful.

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  13. Such an interesting painting. Lots of dusting to do, which reminds me....

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  14. These Days He Would Just Have A Kindle.......

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