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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

I love books!

 Last week I went to this gallery to see an exhibition of pictures by local Kazakh artist Assol Sas.........

 this is one of those pictures! It is Alice with Humpty Dumpty. I also discovered that she had illustrated a book of Kazkh legends........now I am a sucker for illustrated books, I buy books just for the illustrations so I was determined I was going to find a copy of this book. Not that easy here!!! Things are not always what they seem...........


 this is a book shop.....I have walked past it several times without realising what it is!! Anyway yesterday I went inside for the first time and tried to explain what I was looking for..........long story short they did not have it but there was another branch of the shop that did............so, finally I got my hands on the book
 here it is...........and it is full if the most beautiful illustrations well, I think they are:) See for youselves below...........



 At the same time Ispotted this book.....Kazakh Myths.....same published but different illustartor......not that that matters these were just as lovely, if different than the other book.....................



 Then today I decided to go back to the book shop......I armed myself with a bit of paper with Alice in Wonderland written on it Russian (copied from Google translate) and off I went! I now have a copy of Through the Looking Glass in Russian with great illustrations.....see below



 and a copy of Alice in Wonderland in Russian! I think the woman in the bookshop thought I was a bit nuts but never mind!!!!


4 comments:

Lisa Purcell said...

That is amazing. The most incredible art is found in old books. Thank you for sharing. I only wish I could have been there in person.

Lisa Purcell said...

That is amazing. The most incredible art is found in old books. Thank you for sharing. I only wish I could have been there in person.

Nigel Roberts said...

Wow!

They look fantastic!

Sarah Anderson said...

what fabulous, fabulous books! Love the houses journal page too, very fairy tale!