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Books and Art: The Ocean Nymphs. Augustus Jules Bouvier (British,...

South Sea Tales. Jack London. New York: MacMillan Company, 1911. First edition / first printing. “It was about midday when the Petite Jeanne went to pieces, and it must have been two hours afterward when I picked up with one of her hatch-covers. Thick rain was driving at the time, and it was the merest chance that flung me and the hatch-cover together. A short length of line was trailing from the rope handle, and I knew that I was good for a day at least, if the sharks did not return."

The Year’s at the Spring. L D'O Walters. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. NY: Brentano’s, 1920. First edition. ONE night as Dick lay half asleep, / Into his drowsy eyes / A great still light began to creep / From out the silent skies. / It was the lovely moon’s, for when / He raised his dreamy head. / Her rays of silver filled the pane / And streamed across his bed. / So, for awhile, each gazed at each — / Dick and the solemn moon — / Till, climbing slowly on her way. / She vanished, and was…

Vivien Leigh reading, 1940. In the 1940s, Vivien became one of Vogue’s “fresh faces” despite having modeled for the magazine since 1935. The war posed a challenge for many British women due to rationing. Clothes, especially new fashions, were extremely hard to obtain. But Leigh, back in England with her husband Laurence Olivier, managed to make simple look fabulous.

Dānu - Hindu Goddess of Water. Danu is the primordial force of water. She is the personification of the ocean, from which all creation in the universe springs from. She produces streams and rivers to purify the earth, and bestows luck on those seeking treasure within Her depths. (text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide) Domnu formorian goddess of the depths, the mother of the ancients.