how I spent my summer vacation (part two)

view of Vesuvius and the Golfo di Napoli from the walls of Castel del Ovo

Publication day for NAPLES by Avram Davidson, 11 September in Castel del Ovo, Napoli


on the way up Monte Epomeo, Ischia
the view from the top : Vesuvius at far left horizon, Sorrento uplands, Capri (click for larger image)


Mandrakes, in Dioscorides (ca. 590), Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, Ms. Vind. Gr. 1

Dante Alighieri, La Commedia, [Napoli 12 IV 1477], Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli
P. Francesco Lana, La Nave volante, dissertazione, [S.l., s.d., post 1470], Biblioteca dei Girolamini Coll. C F 3 19

Giacomo Leopardi, manuscript poem, L’Infinito, (1819), Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, M.S. C.L. XIII.22
decorative initial (white vine), in Museo Diocesano Salerno MS.9


Vico room, Biblioteca dei Girolamini
throne with mermaids and gryphons, Reggia Caserte


fascio ti sfascio, graffiti, Salerno

fascio ti sfascio : the writing on the wall, Salerno


how I spent my summer vacation (part one)

with Rudy Rucker, while packing his archive for delivery to the Eaton Collection, Rivera Library, University of California at Riverside (mid-June) [Photo by Sylvia Rucker]
palm trees in an undisclosed location (mid-June)
Diana (1893) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, newly regilt, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (16 June)
on the Feather river, Plumas county, California (late June)
on Hampstead Heath (late July)
Stanbury, near Haworth, Yorkshire (late July)
the reason for the visit : A Book of Ryhmes by Charlotte Brontë, 1829, is now in the Bronte Parsonage Museum
at The Hawthorn, after delivery of A Book of Ryhmes on Yorkshire Day (1 August)