My Home Library

When I was in high school, I wished having my own private library where I could pick up a book from the shelves and read it anytime I wanted to. I even had my father add it to his architectural plan when he was building our home in Manila. That obsession grew stronger as I got older. When I moved to the United States in 1967, I began buying books and slowly but surely began to build my own book collection. I started with the classics. My first purchase was The Good Earth by Pearl Buck from the International Collectors Library where I bought few books. Then I joined the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. I also bought accounting and finance books, cookbooks, gardening books and memoirs. By the time, I got married in 1970, my book collection had grown tremendously. The best part of it was that I got married to someone who had a huge book collection of his own plus some inherited from his parents – civil war books, Great War books, sportmen’s books and much more. My most expensive books came from the Easton Press.

Today, my library is about 3,000 volumes, give or take a few. My home is packed with books everywhere – downstairs, upstairs, on the hallways, in the kitchen where my cookbooks are and on the coffee tables and side tables. I have books with multiple editions. I haven’t stopped buying books. Since I can’t go on vacation because my husband is having dialysis everyday, I immerse myself in books during my free time. I have several bookcases around the house. Nothing on the floor yet. Give me time. I should call my home The Library.

I decided to list my books here as I take inventory of them. It might take me a while to list them all but I plan to list them all here. I will start downstairs and then go on upstairs.

Book Box #1  

  1. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  2. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
  3. The Proposal – Mary Balogh
  4. The Secret Mistress – Mary Balogh
  5. The Inn of Rose Harbor – Debbie Macomber
  6. The Lady of the Rivers – Philippa Gregory
  7. The Queen’s Vow – C.W. Gortner
  8. Only Time Will Tell – Jeffrey Archer
  9. Rough Justice – Jack Higgins
  10. Raised From The Ground – Jose Saramago
  11. The Great Silence – Juliet Nicolson
  12. French Silk – Sandra Brown
  13. The Buccaneers – Edith Wharton
  14. The Bells – Richard Harville
  15. Flapper – Joshua Zeitz
  16. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford
  17. Happy Valley – Patrick White
  18. Marley & Me – John Grogan
  19. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  20. Below Stairs – Margaret Powell Inside the Dream Place – Sherill Tippins

 

Book Box #2 

  1. The Only Way to Cross – John Maxtone-Graham
  2. Leadership – Rudolph W. Giuliani
  3. Folly Beach – Dorothea Benton Frank
  4. Shem Creek – Dorothea Benton Frank
  5. Surgeon Spy – Fletcher C. Derrick Jr.
  6. Order of Darkness – Philippa Gregory
  7. The Right People – Stephen Birmingham
  8. Fatal Inheritance – Catherine Shaw
  9. The Landower Legacy – Victoria Holt
  10. Power of a Woman – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  11. Capital of the World – David Wallace
  12. Wisdom of the 90s – George Burns
  13. Escaping Into The Open – Elizabeth Berg
  14. Black Monday – Tim Metz
  15. The Siege Winter – Samantha Norman
  16. Mrs. Lincoln Dressmaker – Jennifer Chiaverini
  17. Dorchester Terrace – Anne Perry
  18. Blind Justice – Anne Perry
  19. The Winter Rose – Jennifer Donnelly
  20. Rose Cottage – Mary Stewart
  21. Midnight Runner – Jack Higgins
  22. The Glitter and the Gold – Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

 

Book Box #3

  1. Remember – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  2. Angel – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  3. Emma’s Secret – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  4. Letter from a Stranger – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  5. Her Own Rules – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  6. Dangerous To Know – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  7. To be the Best – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  8. Heart Wishes – Jude Deveraux
  9. The Private Patient – P. D. James
  10. Shadow of the Silk Road – Colin Thubron
  11. Good Grief – Ellen Stimson
  12. The New Industrial State – John Kenneth Galbraith
  13. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  14. The Nile – Toby Wilkinson
  15. Josephine – Carolly Erickson
  16. Daughter of the Stars – Phyllis A. Whitney
  17. Warburg in Rome – James Carroll

 

Book Box #4

  1. The White Princess – Philippa Gregory
  2. At the Water’s Edge – Sara Gruen
  3. The Archimedes Codex – Reviel Netz & William Noel
  4. Night Fall – Nelson DeMille
  5. Plum Island – Nelson DeMille
  6. Upstairs at the White House – J. B. West
  7. The Fall of Japan – William Craig
  8. A Stillness at Appomattox – Bruce Catton
  9. Charleston – John Jakes
  10. War and Remembrance Volume 1 – Herman Wouk
  11. War and Remembrance Volume 2 – Herman Wouk
  12. Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
  13. The March – E. L. Doctorow
  14. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin
  15. Inside the Dream Palace – Sherill Tippins
  16. The Women of the House – Jean Zimmerman
  17. We Band of Angels – Elizabeth M. Norman
  18. Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden – Emily Whaley
  19. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  20. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Bookcase next to the living room window:

  1. For Whom the Bell Tolls  – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  2. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  3. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  4. The Old Man and The Sea -Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  5. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  6. The Dangerous Summer – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  7. Across the River and Into The Trees – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  8. Islands In The Stream – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  9. Winner Take Nothing – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  10. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  11. The Garden of Eden – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  12. True at First Light – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  13. In Our Time – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  14. The Fifth Column – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  15. The Torrents of Spring – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  16. Death in the Afternoon – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  17. Green Hills of Africa – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  18. The Snows of Kilimanjaro – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  19. By-Line Ernest Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  20. Men Without Women – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  21. Miracle at Philadelphia – Catherine Drinker Bowen
  22. The Hobbit – J. R. .R. Tolkien
  23. The Making of the President 1960 – Theodore H. White
  24. Abraham Lincoln – Carl Sandburg
  25. Complete Works – Edgar Allan Poe
  26. The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Puck of Pook’s Hill, Stalky & Co., Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  27. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  28. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Volume 1
  29. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Volume 2
  30. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  31. Don Quixote – Cervantes
  32. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  33. Captain Horatio Hornblower I Beat to Quarters – C.S. Forester
  34. Captain Horatio Hornblower II Ship of the Line – C.S. Forester
  35. Captain Horatio Hornblower III Flying Colours – C.S. Forester
  36. The Military Novels – Arthur O’Leary – Charles Lever
  37. The Military Novels – Tom Burke I – Charles Lever
  38. The Military Novels – Tom Burke II – Charles Lever
  39. Treasury of World Masterpieces: Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Enna – Jane Austen
  40. Plato Selected Dialogues – The Translation of Benjamin Jowett
  41. To America – Personal Reflections of an Historian – Stephen E. Ambrose
  42. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  43. My Lady Pokahontas – John Esten Cooke – 1885
  44. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  45. The American Revolution Vol I Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  46. The American Revolution Vol I Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  47. The American Revolution Vol II Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  48. The American Revolution Vol II Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  49. The American Revolution Vol III Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  50. The American Revolution Vol III Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  51. The American Revolution Vol IV Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  52. The American Revolution Vol IV Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  53. Three Greek Plays – Edith Hamilton
  54. Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald
  55. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Charles Maurice Talleyrand I – Versailles Edition
  56. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Charles Maurice Talleyrand II – Versailles Edition
  57. Courtiers & Favourties of Royalty – Henry IV – Versailles Edition
  58. Courtiers & Favourties of Royalty – Joseph Fouche I – Versailles Edition
  59. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Joseph Fouche II – Versailles Edition
  60. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay I – Versailles Edition
  61. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay II – Versailles Edition
  62. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay III – Versailles Edition
  63. 84th Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection
  64. The History of the Rebellion I – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  65. The History of the Rebellion II – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  66. The History of the Rebellion III – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  67. The History of the Rebellion IV – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  68. The History of the Rebellion V – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  69. The History of the Rebellion VI – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  70. The History of the Rebellion VII – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  71. The History of the Rebellion VIII – Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon I
  72. The History of the Rebellion IX – Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon II
  73. The Military Novels – Jack Hinton I – Charles Lever
  74. The Military Novels – Jack Hinton II – Charles Lever
  75. The Military Novels – Harry Lorrequer I – Charles Lever
  76. The Military Novels – Harry Lorrequer II – Charles Lever
  77. The Military Novels – Charles O’Malley I – Charles Lever
  78. The Military Novels – Charles O’Malley II – Charles Lever
  79. Sagen Des Klassischen Altertums – Gustav Schwab
  80. The Travel Diary of a Philosopher Volume One – Count Hermann Keyserling
  81. The Travel Diary of a Philosopher Volume Two – Count Hermann Kerserling
  82. A Royal History of England – The Middle Ages – Antonia Fraser
  83. A Royal History of England – The Wars of the Roses – Antonia Fraser
  84. A Royal History of England – The Tudors – Antonia Fraser
  85. A Royal History of England – The Stuarts – Antonia Fraser
  86. A Royal History of England – The House of Hanover – Antonia Fraser
  87. A Royal History of England – The House of Windsor – Antonia Fraser
  88. Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book – Edited & Revised by The Earl of Harewood
  89. Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
  90. Winter of the World – Ken Follett
  91. Edge of Eternity – Ken Follett
  92. World Without End – Ken Follett
  93. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  94. Hawaii – James A. Michener
  95. As the Crow Flies – Jeffrey Archer
  96. Out of Order – Sandra Day O’Connor
  97. Harold Nicolson Diaries and Letters 1930-1939 – Nigel Nicolson
  98. Harold Nicolson The War Years 1939-1945 – Nigel Nicolson
  99. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 1
  100. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 2
  101. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 3
  102. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 4
  103. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 5
  104. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 6
  105. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 7
  106. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 8
  107. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 9
  108. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 10
  109. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 11
  110. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 12
  111. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 13
  112. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 14
  113. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 15
  114. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 16
  115. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 17
  116. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 18
  117. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 19
  118. The 2000 Philippines Yearbook – Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
  119. The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
  120. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1976 Book of the Year
  121. Britannica 1973 Yearbook of Science and the Future

 

Bookcase on the Living Room left side facing the Kitchen:

  1. New Arabian Nights The Dynamiter – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. The Wrong Box The Ebb Tide Island Nights Entertainment – Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. Master of Ballantrae Weir of Hermiston Poems – Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. Inland Voyage Travels Amateur Emigrant Silverado Squatters – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Virginibus Puerisque Memories and Portraits Men and Books – Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. Kidnapped David Balfour – Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Treasure Island The Black Arrow – Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. St Ives The Misadventures of John Nicholson Story of a Lie Body-Snatcher – Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Merry Men Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Prince Otto – Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The Wrecker – Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. Little Dorrit Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  12. Little Dorrit Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  13. Martin Chuzzlewit Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  14. Martin Chuzzlewit Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  15. Dombey and Son Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  16. Dombey and Son Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  17. Pickwick Papers Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  18. Dickens’s Complete Works – Pickwick Papers Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  19. David Copperfield Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  20. David Copperfield Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  21. Dickens’s Complete Works – Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  22. Dickens’s Complete Works – Uncommercial Traveller – Charles Dickens
  23. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  24. Paradise Lost and Other Poems – John Milton
  25. The Good Earth – Pearl S Buck
  26. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  27. The Short Novels of John Steinbeck – John Steinbeck
  28. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  29. The Winter of our Discontent – John Steinbeck
  30. Homer – The Odyssey – Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
  31. Paradise Lost and Other Poems – John Milton
  32. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  33. The Travels of Marco Polo – Translated by William Marsden
  34. Seven Pillars of Wisdom – T.E. Lawrence
  35. The Age of Fables – Bulfinch
  36. The Way of All Flesh – Samuel Butler
  37. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
  38. Collected Sonnets – Edna T. Vincent Millay
  39. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  40. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu I – M.F. Barriere
  41. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu II – M.F. Farriere
  42. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu III – M.F. Barriere
  43. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Empress of Josephine I
  44. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Empress of Josephine II
  45. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Marmontel I – Marmontel
  46. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Marmontel II – Marmontel
  47. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Cardinal de Retz
  48. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri I – Translated by H.T. Riley
  49. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri II – Translated by H.T, Riley
  50. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri III – Translated by H. T. Riley
  51. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri IV – Translated by H.T. Riley
  52. Almayer’s Folly – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol I – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  53. An Outcast of the Islands – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol II – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  54. The Nigger of the “Narcissus” – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol III – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  55. Lord Jim – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol IV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  56. Youth – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol V – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  57. Romance – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  58. Nostromo – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  59. The Secret Agent The Inheritors – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  60. A set of Six – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol IX – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  61. Under Western Eyes – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol X – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  62. A Personal Record – The Mirror of the Sea – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  63. Twixt Land and Sea – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  64. Chance – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  65. The Shadow Line – Within the Tides – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  66. Victory – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  67. The Arrow of Gold – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  68. The Rescue – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  69. Notes on Life and Letter – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  70. The Rover – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIX – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  71. The Naked and The Dead – Norman Mailer
  72. From Here to Eternity – James Jones
  73. The Caine Mutiny – Herman Wouk
  74. Bracebridge Hall – Irving’s Works
  75. Crayon Miscellany –  Irving’s Works
  76. Biographies and Miscellanies – Irving’s Works
  77. Life and Letters 1 – Irving’s Works
  78. Life and Letters 2 – Irving’s Works
  79. Life of Washington 2 – Irving’s Works
  80. Life of Washington 4 – Irving’s Works
  81. History of England III – Macaulay’s Works
  82. Critical & Historical Essays II – Macaulay’s Works
  83. Critical & Historical Essays III – Macaulay’s Works
  84. Miscellaneous Writings I – Macaulay’s Works
  85. Miscellaneous Writings II – Macaulay’s Works
  86. Speeches – Macaulay’s Works
  87. Life and Letters I – Macaulay’s Works
  88. Life and Letters II – Macaulay’s Works
  89. The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Opera  – Edited by The Earl of Harewood, 1986
  90. Downton Abbey Season 1 – Julian Fellowes
  91. Downton Abbey Season 2 – Julian Fellowes
  92. Downton Abbey Season 3 – Julian Fellowes
  93. Downton Abbey Season 4 Disk Set
  94. Downton Abbey Season 5 Disk Set
  95. Downton Abbey Season 6 Disk Set
  96. Reporting America – Alistair Cooke
  97. Civilization – Kenneth Clark
  98. Ethan Allen, His Life and Times  – Willard Sterne Randall
  99. CPA Coaching Course Problems – Chamberlain and Meier
  100. CPA Coaching Course Solutions – Chamberlain and Meier
  101. The Story of Civilization – Our Oriental Heritage – Will Durant
  102. The Story of Civilization – The Life of Greece – Will Durant
  103. The Story of Civilization – Caesar and Christ – Will Durant
  104. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Faith – Will Durant
  105. The Story of Civilization – The Renaissance – Will Durant
  106. The Story of Civilization – The Reformation – Will Durant
  107. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Reason Begin – Will and Ariel Durant
  108. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Louis XIV – Will and Ariel Durant
  109. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Voltaire – Will and Ariel Durant
  110. The Story of Civilization – Rousseau and Revolution – Will and Ariel Durant
  111. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Napoleon – Will and Ariel Durant
  112. Social Register 1991
  113. Social Register Summer 1991
  114. Social Register 1992
  115. Social Register Summer 1992
  116. Louvre Paris – Newsweek/Mondadori
  117. Prado Madrid – Newsweek/Mondadori
  118. Bernini – Paola Della Pergola
  119. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Orchids
  120. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Foliage House Plants
  121. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Pests and Diseases
  122. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Trees
  123. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Japanese Gardens
  124. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Gardening Under Lights
  125. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Miniatures and Bonsai
  126. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Cacti and Succulents
  127. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Garden Construction
  128. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Winter Gardens
  129. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Annuals
  130. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Wildflower Gardening
  131. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Ferns
  132. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Flowering House Plants
  133. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Decorating With Plants
  134. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Landscape Gardening
  135. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Shade Gardens
  136. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Rock and Water Gardens
  137. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Greenhouse Gardening
  138. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Lawns and Ground Covers
  139. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Vegetables and Fruits
  140. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Bulbs
  141. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Perennials
  142. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Roses
  143. Gardenscapes Designs for Outdoor Living – Carol Soucek King
  144. A Bird Lover’s Life List & Journal – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  145. The Book of Outdoor Gardening – Smith & Hawken
  146. Garden Ideas A to Z – Elvin McDonald
  147. The Encyclopedia of Furniture – Joseph Aronson

 

Credenza by the Back Door:

  1. Atlas of America, Our Nation in Maps, Facts, and Pictures – Reader’s Digest
  2. Home Town Long Island – Newsday
  3. Long Island – Our Story – Newsday
  4. Gardens of Eden – Edited by Robert B. MacKay
  5. Castles in Wales – Forward by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
  6. The Complete Flower Arranger – Pamela Westland
  7. Great Gardens of Britain – Peter Coats
  8. The Garden at Highgrove – HRH The Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green
  9. One Hundred English Gardens – Patrick Taylor
  10. Floral Style, The Art of Arranging Flowers – Lefferts Kelsey
  11. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll
  12. Beautiful American Rose Gardens – Mary Tonetti Dorra
  13. Landscape with Roses – Jeff Cox
  14. The Guide to Old Roses – The Antique Emporium
  15. The Book of Classic Old Roses – Trevor Griffiths
  16. Successful Perennial Gardening – Lewis and Nancy Hill
  17. All About Roses – Ortho Books
  18. Ortho’s All About Roses
  19. Complete Guide to Flower Gardening – Better Homes and Gardens
  20. Roses for the Scented Room – Barbara Milo Ohrbach
  21. Flower Arrangements to Copy – Tat Shinno
  22. Perennial All Stars – Jeff Cox

 

Refectory Table

  1. Upland Game Bird Shooting in America – David Wagstaff, Arthur B Lapsley etc.
  2. The Hudson River School – Bert D Yaeger
  3. The Palladian Ideal – Joseph Rykwert & Roberto Schezen
  4. The Papacy – Paul Johnson
  5. Lowcountry Scenes – Jon Wongrey
  6. Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War 1861-1865 – Alexander Gardner
  7. Charleston Then and Now – W. Chris Phelps
  8. Historic Homes Charleston South Carolina – A Pictorial Guidebook  – Bryan Riggs
  9. Italian Masters – The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  10. Celtic Fairy Tales – Joseph Jacobs
  11. American Bird Biographies – Arthur A Allen
  12. The Wheel of Fortune – Susan Howatch
  13. Princess Alice – James Brough
  14. Undaunted Courage – Stephen E. Ambrose
  15. The Rising Tide – Jeff Shaara
  16. The Renaissance in Italy – Jacob Burckhardt
  17. House of Dreams, The Bingham Family of Louisville – Marie Brenner
  18. Innocent – Scott Turow
  19. Pompeii – Robert Harris
  20. Without Mercy – Jack Higgins
  21. Our Kind of Traitor – John Le Carre
  22. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John Le Carre
  23. The Great Train Robbery – Michael Crichton
  24. Pentimento – Lillian Hellman
  25. Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen etc.
  26. The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson
  27. Act of Will – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  28. Heloise All Around the House – Prentice Hall
  29. Cooking for Company – Ruth Mills Teague
  30. Rasputin The Holy Devil – Rene Fulop-Miller
  31. A Guide to Bird Watching – Joseph J Hickey
  32. Asia The Beautiful Cookbook – Jacki Passmore
  33. America The Beautiful – Reader’s Digest
  34. The White House – Amy La Follette Jensen
  35. Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall -The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  36. Charles & Diana’s First Royal Tour – David Levenson & Trevor Hall
  37. The English Country House A Grand Tour – Gervase Jackson-Stops and James Pipkin
  38. Social Register 2018
  39. Social Register Locator & Observer – Winter 2018
  40. Social Register Directory & Observer – Summer 2018
  41. Walls Have Tongues – The Oyster Bay Historical Society
  42. Long Island – Bernie Bookbinder A Newsday Book
  43. The Book of Roses – Sylvie Gerard LaGorge
  44.  A Heritage of Roses – Hazel Le Rougetel
  45. The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement – Greystone Press
  46. The Healing Garden – Gay Search
  47. Rose Gardening – The American Garden Guides
  48. Japanese Flower Arrangement Notebook – Patricia Kroh
  49. Donald J Trump – Conrad Black
  50. Roses of Yesterday – Dorothy Stemler
  51. 30 Steps to Becoming a Writer and Getting Published – Scott Edelstein
  52. Guide to Fiction Writing – Phyllis A Whitney
  53. A Guide to Creating Rose Arrangements – ARS
  54. How to Write & Sell Your First Nonfiction Book – Oscar Collier with Frances S Leighton
  55. Guarding the Sing Sing – Ted Conover
  56. Private Life in Britain’s Stately Homes – Michael Paterson
  57. Culture Shock Philippines – Alfredo & Grace Roces
  58. Fahrenheit 451 – 50th Anniversary Edition – Ray Bradbury
  59. Crisis in the Pacific – Gerald Astor
  60. Turn of the Century – Jill Downie
  61. Guide to Organizing Your Life – Diane Harris
  62. Philippines – Insight Guide
  63. Philippines – Traveler’s Companion
  64. Philippines Guide – Jill & Rebecca Gale De Villa
  65. Philippines Handbook – Carl Parkes

 

Sideboard

  1. Great Houses of America – Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K Williams
  2. History of Art – H.W. Janson
  3. The Helga Pictures – Andrew Wyeth
  4. The Garden Planning Kit – Derek Fell
  5. Roses – How to Select, Grow and Enjoy – Richard Ray & Michael MacCaskey
  6. Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Lovve – James Runcie
  7. Images & Shadows – Iris Origo
  8. Pawleys Island – Dorothea Benton Frank
  9. Original Death – Eliot Pattison
  10. West of the Revolution – Claudio Saunt
  11. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent
  12. Journey to Portugal – Jose Saramago
  13. The House – Living at Chatsworth – The Duchess of Devonshire
  14. Civilization – Kenneth Clark
  15. At Home in Mitford – Jan Karon
  16. Return to the Philippines – World War II – Time Life Books
  17. Time 75 years 1923-1998 An Anniversary Celebration
  18. Images of the Civil War – Mort Kunstler
  19. Encyclopedia of Rose – The American Rose Society
  20. Fear of Flying 40th Anniversary Edition – Erica Jong
  21. Fortune’s Spear – Martin Vander Weyer
  22. The Manor -Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island – Mac Griswold
  23. Pink Ladies & Crimson Gents – Molly and Don Glentzer
  24. Servants – Lucy Lethbridge
  25. Chasing the Rose – Andrea Di Robilant
  26. Only Yesterday – An Informal History of the 1920s – Frederick Lewis Allen
  27. Oyster Bay Remembered – John Hammond
  28. Along the Great South Bay – Harry W. Havemeyer
  29. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. Modern Roses 12 – American Rose Society (2 copies)
  31. Impressionist Bouquets – Derek and Carolyn Fell
  32. Japanese Flower Arrangement – Enchanting Ikebana – Reiko Takenaka
  33. The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains – Dr. John Quentin Feller
  34. An Eighteenth-Century Garland – The Flower and Fruit Arrangements of Colonial Williamsburg – Louise B. Fisher

 

 

  1. Social Register 2001
  2. Blood on the Water – Anne Perry
  3. Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
  4. Our Lives, Our Fortunes & Our Sacred Honor – Richard R. Beeman
  5. The Siege Winter – Samantha Norman
  6. The Yellow Diamond – Andrew Martin
  7. The Lion’s Game – Nelson DeMille
  8. The Panther – Nelson DeMille
  9. Night Fall – Nelson DeMille
  10. Plum Island – Nelson DeMille
  11. Roses – Leila Meacham
  12. Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death – James Runcie
  13. Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night – James Runcie
  14. Downton Abbery Rules for Household Staff
  15. The Long Way Home – Louise Penny
  16. Fallen Leaves – Will Durant
  17. Surviving Bataan and Beyond – Dominic J Caraccilo
  18. The Battle for Manila – Connaughton-Pimlott-Anderson
  19. The Plaza 1907-1967 – Eve Brown
  20. Men and Dogs – Katie Crouch
  21. The Land of Painted Caves – Jean M. Auel
  22. Chesapeake Blue – Nora Roberts
  23. The Rich and the Super-Rich – Ferdinand Lundberg
  24. Give Us This Day – R. F. Delderfield
  25. The House on Cheyne Walk – Perry Organ
  26. Invitation to Portugal – Mary Jean Kempner
  27. The Selective Traveller in Portugal – Ann Bridge & Susan Lowndes
  28. It was on Fire When I Lay Down on it – Robert Fulghum
  29. Massive Book of Sudoku – Carol Vorderman
  30. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
  31. A Rose By Any Name – Douglas Brenner & Stephen Scanniello
  32. Empress of the Garden – G. Michael Shoup
  33. Roses – Ortho Books
  34. The Book of the Rose – Laura Cerwinske
  35. A Flower for Every Day – Nigel Colborn
  36. Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook – A Treasury of the Wisdom of the Ages
  37. Treasury of Christmas Stories – Ann McGovern
  38. Penelope Fitzgerald – Hermione Lee
  39. An Englishman in Madrid – Eduardo Mendoza
  40. Very Charleston – Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
  41. Garden Poems – Everyman’s Library
  42. Debrett’s The Stately Homes of Britain – Sibylla Jane Flower
  43. Home Collection – Clive Christian
  44. Glory Over Everything – Kathleen Grissom

 

 

 

2016 Updates – July 18, July 24, Sept. 13, Dec. 10.

2017 Update – Oct 22

2018 Update – Aug. 10

 

 

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