Don’t be Disappointed on Christmas Day…..Less than 60 leather-bound copies remain!
"Wednesday, December 1, 1915 –Here I begin the record of a new month and a new winter in the 'Land of Flowers.' The nights and days since I Iast wrote have come and gone and have been filed away by weeks and months. Yestermorn I looked again upon the bay, upon the home, upon my nature nook. Yestermorn the wind blew keen from the source in the great northwest and I could not did not face its icy breath to write. To-day the sky is blue, the bay calm, the wind but a passing breezelet." — "My Nature Nook," page 80.
“My Nature Nook” has really taken our City by storm. Several have said that they find it simply fascinating to take Dr. Blatchley’s book, “My Nature Nook,” and read passages written 97 years ago! A friend told me of taking the book to Weaver Park, finding a bench near the old Blatchley house, and reading passage after passage about life in Dunedin at a time before paved streets, street lights, and in a robust community of some 1,700 citizens!
Sales of the leather-bound book have been brisk and the Dunedin Historical Society thinks the last of these 150 collector’s limited edition copies will be gone well before Christmas.
Vinnie Luisi, Curator of the Dunedin Museum, says, “People appear to have fallen in love with the history of Dr. Blatchley, the house, the book “My Nature Nook” and the quality of the print and leather binding. It is really the perfect Christmas gift for the year-round Dunedin citizen, the snow-bird following in the footsteps of Dr. Blatchley, the historian, the teacher, the student and the rare book collector.”
Both the limited edition leather-bound, at a price of $107 and the paper bound copies, at a price of $27, are available either by visiting the Dunedin Historical Museum for purchase or by reservation by calling the Museum at 727-736-1176.
Of the 150 collector’s edition leather-bound less than 60 remain available for purchase.
The Dunedin Historical Society reports that it will not re-publish the leather-bound copy.