Today's Google artwork celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson's 160th birthday. "Ding Ding," of course I have a relevant collection, lol. In addition to my set of antique RLS books (read below for details), there is a lineup of red sports cars, including 2 Ferraris, a Lotus Elite, a vintage Mustang fastback slot car and a Corvette. The Quaker Yellow Cornmeal container holds an antique puzzle. I have no idea what the image on the puzzle is, they're all very small pieces, but I'll try to put it together this winter and find out. There are also vintage movie postcards for the "classic" Dragstrip Girl (1957), and Dragstrip Riot, (1958) which starred Fay Wray and Connie Stevens!
M Y C O L L E C T I O N — This vintage set of RLS novels dates back to 1909. That would make these books a special collection of reprints as the author died in 1894. Each book measures approximately 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches and range from 250-425 pages. They are covered in very, very thin and dried out leather, almost a paperback thickness, with gold leaf on the bindings. I found these at the bottom of an old chest of my family's and are in pretty poor condition actually, with bindings that are loose and covers that have come off. All the pages are intact however, and they are not stained or unreadable in any way, but I hesitate to even touch them at this point. They live in this built-in bookshelf in between my livingroom and guest room.
Some of Stevenson's titles include, Treasure Island, Prince Otto, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped, New Arabian Nights and many, many more, most of which appear in my collection.
For the Wiki on this very influential Scottish author, click here.
Today's Google artwork, Argghhh, Ahoy, Matey! I absolutely adore Google's artwork, and appreciate their choices of special days. For anyone unfamiliar with this feature on Google, any time you go to Google and see artwork on, or over, their usual logo, just click on the art and you'll discover what it's all about.