Happy Thanksgiving and some gift help for the holiday season! November 28, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Comics / Cartoons – Tags: abraham lincoln, L. Frank Baum, thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S. and we wish everyone, wherever you are, a peaceful holiday season.
While you are enjoying the festivities here are a few Thanksgiving-related goodies from the book world.
Above is the original proclamation “For a Day of Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer.” A new national holiday declared by Abraham Lincoln in 1863!
And who knew L. Frank Baum produced a 27-part comic strip series, Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, which ran weekly from 4 Sep 1904 to 26 Feb 1905 to fuel demand for his second Oz book? Not me.
How the Wogglebug Got a Thanksgiving Dinner was the fourteenth strip in the series and the third featuring the Woggle-Bug.
Then there’s Mary Marcy’s socialistic Thanksgiving satire “Skinny’s Turkey Dinner.” in its entirety in The International Socialist Review, 1909.
And finally, a Pilgrim with Rifles, an original letterpress copper plate mounted on wood block, ca. 1930s. from an unknown artist
Gift Help for the Holiday Season
If you are still in need of gift ideas as the holidays approach Biblio Limited will be offering a steady stream of book goodness via tumblr, twitter and pinterest for your perusal. Choose your social network and sit back and relax as new material will be posted regularly through the holiday season and beyond.
If you do know what you want and need help finding and securing it our book concierge is here to help. With over 20 years experience in the book trade chances are we can save you time and energy while hopefully finding you the right copy at fair price.
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