Nelson Boarding a Captured Ship, 20 November 1777, by Richard Westall (1806)
I was going to make some smart-arse remark about that being the most casual stepping into a boat on a choppy sea I’ve ever seen, but then I looked closer, and… is Nelson’s hat… fore and aft?!!
Sacrilege. SACRILEGE, I SAY.
Someone explain these hats to me please. I’m confuzzled.The bicorn wasn’t really worn fore-and-aft for like 30 more years and Nelson is usually depicted with it athwart (side to side.)
And, if I remember right, in the Aubrey/Maturin novels, Jack wears his bicorn athwart as a tribute to Nelson.
Imagine Hannibal Lecter and Sebastian Michaelis sitting around implying cannibalism and being a demon…
New piece inspired by nbchannibal, especially Mizumono.
"If I’m ever apprehended, my memory palace will serve as more than a mnemonic system. I will live there.”
"Could you be happy there?"
"All the palace chambers are not lovely, light and bright. In the walls of our hearts and brains, danger waits. There are holes in the floor of the mind.”
Please, reblog but don’t repost! Thanks!
The Outsider and Others | H.P. Lovecraft | 1939
First Edition. The first publication from Arkham House and first collection of Lovecraft’s stories, published posthumously, which would go on to not only to have an enormous influence on horror fiction, but on film and music as well.
Very Good plus in an about Very Good dust jacket. Light bumps to the top corners, and a slight lean. Jacket is rubbed, with light toing to the spine and rear panel, with chips and tears overall. Still, a mostly presentable example of the scarce dust jacket.
"You were named after an incredible man, my little Iroh. He was known as the Dragon of the West, once a general to the Fire Nation’s army, a member of the Order of the White Lotus, and owner of the Jasmine Dragon tea shop in Ba Sing Se. I wasn’t around when he was most of those things, but during the time I did know him, I’ll always remember him as my grandfather and an extremely loving man always ready with a cup of tea, advice, stories, and many corny jokes."
In honor of Mako Iwamatsu 10 December, 1933 - 21 July, 2006