Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birthday Books: Two by Timberlake, for his 80th!

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For his 80th birthday, Henry Bemis Books salutes the legendary North Carolina artist Bob Timberlake:

Timberlake, Bob and Erwin, Mark, Life’s Lessons: Lines of Wisdom from a Faithful Stream (Goosepen Studio & Press, 1st ed., 2012). ISBN 978-0-09793631-6-0.

Collectors of aphorisms, tales, and inspirational quotations for many years, Bob Timberlake and Mark Erwin became fast friends during a dinner party, where happenstance sat them together. Swapping stories and laughs, they discovered a mutual devotion to God, family, friends, and country, and a passion for the sportsman's life of hunting and fishing, conservation, and dogs. They took up their conversation again after dinner and it continues to this day with Life's Lessons, a compilation of their favorite lines of wisdom from sources as diverse as Grandma Moses and Billy Graham, George Carlin and a Bermudian taxi driver. Over sixty Timberlake paintings accompany the quotations, many by the authors themselves, with the hope that Life's Lessons will inspire readers to enjoy life and be happy, so they in turn can make others happy.

Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket. Very good condition. Autographed by both authors in 2013. Quarto, 110 pp. HBB price: $50 obo.

Bob Timberlake, Somewhere in Time: Paintings and Commentary by Bob Timberlake (Raleigh: Lightworks, stated 1st ed. 1989). ISBN 0-942399-09-9. Hardcover, unclipped dustjacket. Oversized, 12” x 15”, 157 pp. Slight edge wear to dust jacket in several spots. Otherwise, very good condition. Shipping charges will apply as this is a heavy book. A collection of handsomely reproduced paintings by the eminent Southern realist landscape and farm scenes painter. Inscribed on a bookplate mounted to the inside cover: “ For Jim, A Very Merry Christmas, Bob Timberlake.” HBB price: $75 obo.

Henry Bemis Books is one man’s attempt to bring more diversity and quality to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg market of devoted readers starved for choices. Our website is at Henry Bemis Books is also happy to entertain reasonable offers on items in inventory; for pricing on this or others items, kindly private message us. Shipping is always free; local buyers are welcome to drop by and pick up their purchases at our location off Peachtree Road in Northwest Charlotte if they like.

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