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Savonarola: A Tragedy [In Verse] by Alfred Austin (£68.00)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with mottling to both boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Heavy tanning to first and last blanks facing the pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1881] A play based on the activities of Girolamo Savonarola. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. He was known for his book burning, destruction of what he considered immoral art, and his perception of what he thought the Renaissance — which began in his Florence and was at its beginning — ought to become. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia, who was Pope Alexander VI from 1492, through Savonarola's death, to 1498.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". [IX] 306 pages. Tags: adherents and austere aversion built careggi enthusiasm followers government held luigi marcuccio medicean medici oligarchs people pious political pulci religious roysterers salviati savonarola supremacy teaching the villa whimperers who
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The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History by C. W. Previte´-Orton (£62.00)Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of both volumes with a triangular chip to the middle of volume I which has slightly more edgewear than volume 2. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables;Genealogical Tables; PortraitFrontisNotes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI/XIX] 1202 pages. Tags: middle ages europe history 476-1492 the later roman empire twelfth century 392-814 renaissance 1450 world previte´-orton first editions firsts printings 1st
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Caring for Someone with Depression by Tony Battison (£53.50)Publisher: Age Concern — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0862423899]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Many people suffer from depression in some form. Their experience can vary enormously, from feeling mildly low to actually suffering from a severe clinical disorder. Depression, as an illness, affects one in five people in their lifetime. For some older people, it can be triggered by factors specifically related to their age. Designed as a first point of reference, this book contains clear, practical advice, checklists, and sources of help and support available. It will serve as an invaluable guide for carers, relatives and friends of older people with depression.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Carer's Handbook series. 230 pages. Tags: psychopathology antidepressants hospitalization desensitization beta-adrenergic benzodiazepines self-regulation methylphenidate antipsychotics undertreatment pharmaceutical rehabilitation dexamphetamine somaticization discrimination existentialism antidepressant psychoanalysis norepinephrine medicalization corticotrophin glucocorticoid underreporting catecholamines nolen-hoeksema dangerousness organizations comprehensive concentration psychotherapy cyroheptadine unpredictable psychodynamic nortriptyline hyperactivity psychobiology effectiveness weltschmerzms acetylcholine contextuality prescriptions schizophrenia bromocriptine determination hallucinogens noncompliance noradrenaline understanding interpersonal psychosomatic complementary
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Drevnerusskie goroda [Old Russian Towns] by V. Kostochkin (£40.00)Publisher: Iskusstvo — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Slip Case. Slip case now rather battered at the corners, somewhat discoloured and soiled. Gently faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Main text is in Russian (Cyrillic), with English & Russian captions to the plates.Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Embossed Illustrated White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: architecture federation medieval renaissance russia soviet union
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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Ornamental Design 1850 Ornementale Kunst 1850 Motifs Ornementaux 1850 Design Ornementale 1850 El Diseno Ornamental 1850 by Pepin Van Roojen (£30.00)Publisher: Amsterdam: The Pepin Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9054960302]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a small sticker ghost to the upper panel. Text block has a faint ripple throughout although the plates are well preserved. A good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “The material presented in this book was originally published in the early 1870s, and representative of styles prevalent in the preceding decades. This was a period during which ornamental design became increasingly widespread, but, ironically, not a time during which many new designs were developed. Instead, the past was raided by architects, artists and craftsmen, and shapes and patterns that at one point in history may have had revered meanings, were copied, altered, combined or split to pieces, without much consideration for their original purpose. However, the result is a wealth of beautiful design. Practically every ornamental style known to early and mid-nineteenth century Europeans, from ancient Egyptian to Baroque, is represented here. The main items illustrated are ceramics, metalware, glass objects, furniture, carpets and other textiles, either complete, or in detail. There are also some architectural elements and examples of interior decoration.

Design inspired by ancient ancient Egypt displays the presence of stylised lotus flowers, motifs reminiscent of hieroglyphs, zig-zag patterns and spiralling constructions. Many examples of Greek ornamental design were copied from friezes on which mythical events were recorded. Very popular Greek ornaments are fret, spiral and bead borders, variations on the echinus (egg and dart), the acanthus and rosettes and palmettes. A principal characteristic of Greek design is the use of columns in architecture and interiors, topped with elaborate capitals. Very simply put, Roman adornment seems to have been largely an exuberant extension of the Greek visual vocabulary, with Etruscan elements added. Some of the mosaic designs in this book were clearly based on Pompeian originals. The so-called Byzantine school is a blending of styles: Greek, Roman, and early Christian ornaments, combined with elements from Persia and Syria. Byzantine ornamentation was one of the sources of Islamic decorative style, with elaborate geometrical patterns due to the interdiction of representations of living things. Illustrative of the Moorish style are the inter-woven formations based on Arabic calligraphy. The Gothic period contributed, among others, variations on the clover leaf: trefoils, quatrefoils and cinquefoils, but also the fleur-de-lis and the Tudor rose. During the Renaissance, the classical Greco-Roman models were rejuvenated and complemented with elements from the Near Orient. Especially in architecture, classical orders were followed. In ornamental design, freer patterns became fashionable. Of course, the Renaissance motifs used during the period covered by this book, were, again, often combined with other styles.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 376 pages. Tags: roojen 9054960302 decoration ornament design manuals historic styles ornamental style ceramics metalware glass objects furniture carpets leaf trefoils quatrefoils cinquefoils renaissance motifs
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Music in Theory and Practice Volume II by Bruce Benward & Marilyn Saker (£27.00)Publisher: Boston & London: McGraw-Hill — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0072414324]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original, now quite tatty, shrink wrap. CD-Rom sealed within. Description: 7th edition.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¾". [X] 347 pages. Tags: music theory renaissance baroque polyphony two-voice counterpoint fugue harmony classical sonata rondo mediants impressionistic related styles contemporary twelve-tone musicology study 0072414324
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England by Olive Cook; Angus Wilson; (£26.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500240779]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ snagged at the head of the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned. A nice copy.Description: 138 photogravuew plates, 8 colour plates and a map. Contents: Map of England; Introduction; Before the Norman Conquest; Medieval And Tudor; Renaissance And Georgian; Victorian And Modern; Index;Notes: Illustrated by Edwin Smith (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Angus Wilson. Size: 12¼" x 9¾". 224 pages. Tags: tudor renaissance georgian victorian norman conquest
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The Art of Flowers by Laurence Buffet-Challié (£24.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pleasant overall but has two short closed tears to the top edge, one at the head of the spine and the other at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Box a little faded and marked but more than acceptable.Description: 41 colour plates. 87 black and white illustrations. 78 explanatory diagrams. From the cover: “The flower as a decorative object is an integral part of the home and in recent times has become an important element in the art of interior design. Here, for the first time, the national styles of Germany, England, France, Italy and Scandinavia have been compared, each influenced by the particular climate, way of life, and artistic history of their country. The book begins with the study of basic forms and techniques; later the amateur is taught how to exploit the natural beauty of flowers, how to see colours and arrange a design which will blend in with its setting. The flower arrangements are shown simply and clearly; explanatory diagrams of their construction appear next to the magnificent colour plates or black and white illustrations, most of which have been especially photographed for this book. The author, a specialist in the art of decoration, writes in collaboration with Jacques Bedat, an eminent florist, who created many of the flower arrangements reproduced, and whose creative fantasy is shown in his arrangements for the Rothschilds, the Duchess of Windsor, Renault, Citroen and many others. The Art of Flowers is dedicated to the flower-lover, whether the source of his pleasure is growing, arranging or just looking at flowers.”Notes: Illustrated by Jacques Bedat. Size: 9¾" x 10¼". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: advice almond analogous anemone anne’s architectural arrangements aster asymmetrical atmosphere autumn baby’s banquet barbecue basic baskets bellflower berry birthday bishop-thorpe blackamoor bleeding blossoms breath buffets bulrush buttercup calla camaieu camellia candle-cups caring carnation centaury chips christening chrysanthemum classical cleaning clearlife clematis climbing collecting colour conditioning containers contrast cornflower cutters cymbidium daisy
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Renaissance Architecture in Venice 1450-1540 by Ralph Lieberman (£24.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0584950349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel a little tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a small area of spotting. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [109]; Colour Photographs [16]; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Venice has long been hymned as the most beautiful city in the world: a fantastic urban complex delicately and evocatively built in the midst of a lagoon, her main thoroughfares forming an aqueous network plied by gondolas and barges. One of the world’s first republics, for centuries Venice wielded awesome power and imposed her symbol, the Lion of St Mark, throughout the Mediterranean. And because she sat enthroned at the major junction between the Byzantine East and the Latin West, between the Gothic North and Italy, still rooted in her Classical past, her art and architecture reflected an extraordinary spectrum of influences, traditions and concepts.

This handsomely illustrated book surveys the ninety years between 1450 and 1540, which saw the transformation of Venetian architecture from florid late Gothic to the first examples of the High Renaissance style. These were the decades in which some of the city’s most famous and magnificent structures were built, including the churches of San Zaccaria and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the Scala dei Giganti in the courtyard of the Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Libreria Marciana, and the Scuola San Rocco. It was during this period, too, that the Piazza San Marco and the Piazzetta were dramatically transformed.

The author demonstrates that the architecture of this period was dominated by an ever-changing search for a unique and idiomatic style that would unite two of Venice’s local traditions, the Byzantine and the Gothic, as well as the influences of ancient Rome and the new concepts that were flowering in Florence and Rome. By displaying the rich and often bewildering variety of the buildings, this book reveals that the Early Renaissance in Venetian architecture may be understood as an attitude rather than as a specific style. Lieberman finally urges that the book should be an aid to looking at the buildings in Venice, not a substitute for it. The book is sufficient in itself, but its beautiful pictures and wealth of information compel one to experience more closely this startling period of architecture in Venice.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: 9780584950342 architecture history art design styles and town planning renaissance italy venice veneto buildings structures architectural features 1450-1540 italian ralph lieberman 0584950349 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Civilisation Of The Renaissance In Italy by Jacob Burckhardt (£24.00)Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with fading to the spine. Damp marked to the leading edge of both pastedowns and blanks but no further into the text although visible at the bottom corner of the text block. Hinges weakening. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: The translation of “Cultur der Renaissance in Italien”. Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Half-Guinea International Library series. [XVI] 559 pages. Tags: renaissance italy history 15th century 16th civilization jacob burckhardt half-guinea international librray samuel george chetwynd middlemore
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The Eye of Man: Form and Content in Western Painting by Selden Rodman (£24.00)Publisher: New York: Devin-Adair — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and gubby with rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pastedowns and endpapers browned with pencil doodles to the rear pastedown and blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the book on modern art that a new generation has been waiting for.

In these pages, inflated artistic reputations are punctured, the heads of revered critics topple, and sacrosanct movements are exposed to the glaring test of their capacity for reflecting and creating life. But, most important, Mr. Rodman describes the achievements and aims of a new group of painters who express human and spiritual values without sacrificing the vital knowledge attained by the great formalists from Cezanne to Matisse.

The Eye of Man argues powerfully for that dynamic, expressive art which avoids the pretentiousness of purely formal painting without content, and which never is debased to the level of mere illustration.

Asserting that our age has carried private painting to extremes that have caused an almost complete lack of communication between artist and public, Selden Rodman passionately affirms the place of recognizable content and spiritual values in painting.

In the course of his argument, Mr. Rodman reassesses Western art from the Byzantines to the present and analyzes from a fresh viewpoint the works of the great pictorial spokesmen for humanity: Giotto, Gruenewald, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Van Gogh, Orozco, Rouault, and Shahn — artists whose meaning and vitality have lately suffered from the rewriting of art histories by formalist aestheticians”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black Spine Strip over Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 182 pages. Tags: art painting quattrocento masacci renaissance michelangelo tintoretto classicism poussin realism millet corot manet impressionists byzantine romanesque gothic expressionism munch berenson totalitarianism primitivism artist society painters
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William Tyndale: A Biography by David Daniell (£24.00)Publisher: Yale University Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300061323]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the gilt titling rubbed at the authors' name. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first person to translate the Bible into English from its original Greek and Hebrew and the first to print the Bible in English, which he did in exile. Giving the laity access to the word of God outraged the clerical establishment in England: he was condemned, hunted, and eventually murdered. However, his masterly translation formed the basis of all English bibles — including the ‘King James Bible’, many of whose finest passages were taken unchanged, though unacknowledged, from Tyndale’s work.

This important book, published in the quincentenary year of his birth, is the first major biography of Tyndale in sixty years. It sets the story of his life in the intellectual and literary contexts of his immense achievement and explores his influence on the theology, literature and humanism of Renaissance and Reformation Europe.

David Daniell, editor of Tyndale’s New Testament and Tyndale’s Old Testament, eloquently describes the dramatic turns in Tyndale’s life. Born in England and educated at Oxford, Tyndale was ordained as a priest. When he decided to translate the Bible into English, he realised that it was impossible to do that work in England and moved to Germany, living in exile there and in the Low Countries while he translated and printed first the New Testament and then half of the Old Testament. These were widely circulated — and denounced — in England. Yet Tyndale continued to write from abroad, publishing polemics in defence of the principles of the English Reformation. He was seized in Antwerp, imprisoned in Vilvoorde Castle near Brussels and burnt at the stake for heresy in 1536.

Daniell discusses Tyndale’s achievement as biblical translator and expositor, analyses his writing, examines his stylistic influence on writers from Shakespeare to those of the twentieth century, and explores the reasons why he has not been more highly regarded. His book brings to life one of the great geniuses of the age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 429 pages. Tags: tyndale william 1536 more thomas sir saint 1478-1535 erasmus desiderius foxe john 1516-1587 luther martin 1483-1546 studies 1492-1536 bible english history versions translating scriptures religion lollards translators biography reformation england reforamtion christianity biographies church great britain 1500-1648 autobiography religious david daniell 0300061323 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by ANON (£23.50)Publisher: Kingfisher — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856135128]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned. Text bright and tight. A very nice copy overall.Description: The Kingfisher History Encyclopaedia is full of information about the people, places and events that have shaped our history. 2000+ full-colour illustrations.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 492 pages. Tags: ancient world classical world early middle ages middle ages renaissance trade empire revolution independence agricultural revolution industry early revolution seven years war french revolution medieval explorers china the han dynasty aryan india ottoman empire thirty years war british india unification and colonization opium wars british empire boxer rebellion the world war world war russian revolution fascism great depression spanish civil war shoguns samurai crusade roman empire early american settlers decline rome monasticism tang china bulgars slavs anglo-saxon britain magyars bohemians habsburgs spanish armada songhai empire safavid persia phoenicians ancient egypt megalithic europe myceneans greek dark age
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World Drama: From Aeschylus to Anouilh by Allardyce Nicoll (£22.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with 64 half-tone plates.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 1000 pages. Tags: dramatic conventions greece greek theatre sophocles aristophanes old comedy menander mimes comic world plautus roman stage religious drama profane middle ages liturgy liturgical plays moralities farces interludes renaissance tragedy melodrama pastorals operas french romanticism classicism spanish lope vega calderon cervantes moreto jesuits professional public shakespeare tragi-comedies history seventeenth-century realistic ben
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Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline (£22.00)Publisher: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861903668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: mauchline stately homes west yorkshire england lascelles family harewood house leeds 0861903668 9780861903665
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Monarchs of the Sea: The Great Ocean Liners by Kurt Ulrich (£22.00)Publisher: London: Taurus Parke — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860643736]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, untidy, tear at the head of the spine and light fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: The Navarino sailing into Venice. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “THE TITANIC SET SAIL on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, the ship represented the essence of glamour, romance, high technology and not a little frisson of danger in an age when travel by sea could still prove hazardous. But the mythology surrounding the Titanic has overshadowed the fact that this ship also represented a new age of transportation when commerce, the rapid expansion of the US economy and mass migration from Europe to North America was forging a new travel industry.

The disaster of the Titanic in no way inhibited the rapid development of luxury liners. The 60 years that followed the saga of the Titanic are laden with the names of even greater liners — the Imperator, Ile de France, Normandie, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, France and many others.

This book surveys the colourful history of sea travel, from the early days through to the age when the great luxury liners of the twentieth century ruled the waves. It portrays the imposing presence of the Imperator, the haughty grandeur of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the elegance and glitter of the Normandie and the France, the efficiency and style of the Bremen, the speed and the brash daring of the SS United States and finally the last of the great liners — the QE2, attempting, like Britain, to define a new role for itself without abandoning its traditions. Each great ship epitomised the designs and fashions of its age while at the same time representing the national aspirations of its flag nation. With national prestige at stake, competition between these ships — whether for elegance, luxury, technology or speed — was intense.

Through the pages of this lavishly illustrated book we not only witness the evolution of twentieth-century style and design which was encapsulated in the luxury liners, but also meet some of the icons of the century: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra.

No other book charts so beautifully the new generation of luxury ships that have inherited the seas. Today’s cruise liners, with names like Carnival Destiny, Pacific Princess and Song of Norway represent a new level of sophistication and have heralded a renaissance of interest in luxury ocean travel.”
Notes: Size: 12¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: ocean liners pictorial works history 20th century merchant vessels ships
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The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music by Geoffrey Hindley (£21.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0600354911]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: 8th Impression.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Antony Hopkins. Size: 11¼" x 8". 576 pages. Tags: oral traditions monody polyphony harmony romantics music stringed instrument orchestra the japanese imperial court brazilian kamaiuras indians mouth organ 16th-century positive organ compenius organ fredericksborg castle teatro ducale single-manual harpsichord theorboed lute handel pannini opera haydn mozart ballet dancer camargo metronomes beethoven fidelio woodwind instruments the 18th century chopin
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Piero Della Francesca by Birgit Laskowski (£21.00)Publisher: Könemann — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3829002475]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small scuff mid-way to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “As the pioneer of a new conception of art, Piero della Francesca (ca. 1420-1492) had a lasting influence on the development of Italian art in the mid-15th century. The glowing colours and spiritual calm of his compositions, and the equally powerful and sublime figures in his pictures form a highlight of Early Renaissance painting, at the same time radiating an astonishingly modern atmosphere. He succeeded as scarcely any other artist before and since in harmonizing his own philosophy of life, characterized by devoutness and spirituality, with the artistic and scientific discoveries of his age. This made Piero one of the most important artists linking the Gothic and Renaissance eras, tradition and the modern age.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: piero della francesca 1420-1492 1416 -1492 art instruction italy painters painting renaissance history individual artists european artist design styles birgit laskowski 3829002475 fiona hulsefirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Horizon Book of the Renaissance by J. H. Plumb (£20.50)Publisher: Collins — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: B000O9IBS0]Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at the head of the spine, further wear to edges and tail. Tape remnants (offset) to endpapers. Price Clipped. Previous owners inscription to title page. Text bright and tight.Description: Contents: Introduction; The Dawn Of The Renaissance; The Prince And The State; The Arts; Florence: Cradle Of Humanism; Milan: City Of Strife; Rome: Splendour And The Papacy; Venice: The Golden Years; The Images Of Man; Women Of The Renaissance; The Spread Of The Renaissance; With Biographical Essays By: Morris Bishop; Garrett Mattingly; Kenneth Clark; Ralph Roeder; J. Bronowski; Iris Origo; H. R. Trevor-Roper; Denis Mack Smith; Maria Bellonci;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9". 431 pages. Tags: Bronowski Venice Renaissance Bellonci Origo Florence Papacy
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Fashion from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day by Mila Contini (£20.00)Publisher: Paul Hamlyn — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with two short, closed and tape reinforced, tears to the head and tail of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The history of fashion is the history of life. For fashion is far more than the wearing of clothes; the primitive caveman with his blue paint, the Cretan ladies who left their bosoms bare, were following fashion. The hair styles on Roman statues, the social life of the Renaissance courts, even the slim-hipped, boyish figures of twentieth-century women, are largely the result of fashion.

Since earliest times a person’s clothes have been able to reflect his status, taste, profession, and the history and climate of the country he inhabits. So much is the character of man expressed in his clothes that a book such as this, which shows changing fashions from the earliest to the most recent times, is a history book of a peculiarly fascinating kind.

Nearly 550 illustrations, all but a few in colour, trace the history of clothes since the dawn of civilisation in Egypt. There is no guesswork — the eras are illustrated from art contemporary with the period; drawings, bas-relief carvings, statues, ancient manuscripts, great paintings of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, engravings, and clothes and accessories now preserved in museums, all can be found in this absorbing book..”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Count Emilio Pucci & Janey Ironside. Size: 12" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 321 pages. Tags: 20th aesthetics century clothes costume dress europe fashion history
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New London Architecture by Kenneth Powell (£20.00)Publisher: London: Merrell — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941504]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the foot of the upper panel and the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “London today is vibrantly reinventing itself, and the quality of its new buildings is putting the city at the forefront of world architectural innovation. Through a wealth of stunning new projects and bold revisions of its older buildings, architects from all quarters are reimagining London’s cityscape.

New London Architecture paints a comprehensive picture of the most important recent developments in London, as well as works yet to be completed. Renowned architectural writer Kenneth Powell examines over 100 different projects, and traces the political manoeuvring and creative flowerings that are reshaping modern London.

The architectural renaissance of Britain’s capital has affected the design of everything from residential skyscrapers to corporate offices; from internationally important sports facilities to chic new boutiques; from imaginative new medical centres and libraries to striking riverside dwellings for students. This book illustrates in full colour not just the headline-grabbing public works such as the British Airways London Eye, the Jubilee line extension, the Millennium Bridge and interventions at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, but also a wide variety of smaller-scale projects that together offer a manifesto for radical change.

Old battle lines between radicalism and conservatism have been abandoned as Londoners are proving themselves ever more ready to respond to the ambitious and dynamic changes happening around them. Norman Foster’s Swiss Re tower — the controversial ‘gherkin’ — being built in the heart of London’s financial district could not have been countenanced even a decade ago. The Prince of Wales’s famous attack on the proposed National Gallery extension as “a monstrous carbuncle” now appears entirely outmoded.

With illustrations, plans and critical texts of the projects that are combining to reinvigorate London’s urban landscape, New London Architecture provides a detailed and authoritative portrait, indispensable to professionals and public alike, of a city avid to embrace”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: tate britain london architecture 20th century england buildings history structures english architectural critics architects firms commercial housing art galleries isles
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Pictorial History of Art: Western Art Through the Ages by Jenny Haviland (£19.00)Publisher: Galley Press — 1985Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0861367111]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book provides the reader with a comprehensive reference of the great works of western painting, architecture and sculpture. The book is divided into ten sections; Prehistoric Art; The Ancient World; The Greek World; The Roman World and the Early Middle Ages; The Late Middle Ages; The Italian Renaissance; The Renaissance outside Italy; Europe and America 1600-1800; Europe and America 1800-1900; Europe and America since 1900; 322pp. Index. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Introduction / preface by Christopher Lloyd.
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The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£19.00)Publisher: Bison — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861240898]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune.”Notes: 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Italy 1530-1630 by Eric Cochrane (£18.50)Publisher: London & New York: Longman — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0582483646]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has slipped a little, moving the titling off-centre on the spine and exposing the original fold on the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates [12]; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Italy 1530-1630 is the latest volume to appear in the distinguished Longman History of Italy, edited by Professor Denys Hay. It covers what is, for most English-speaking readers, one of the most obscure periods of Italian history. What we do hear of it is almost always pejorative, an unrelieved tale of political absolutism, rural refeudalization, economic crisis, religious repression, and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in his eagerly-awaited survey Eric Cochrane has at last given the period its due. It magnificently sums up a lifetime’s study of this neglected century.

The period begins with the Sack of Rome in 1527 and the chaos of foreign invasion, and it ends with a series of destabilizing shocks — the War of Monferrato, the conflict between Pope Paul V and Venice, and the ravages of plague. Yet this century also saw the completion of the great masterpieces of the High Renaissance by Michelangelo and his contemporaries and the audacious experiments of their Mannerist and early Baroque successors. Professor Cochrane examines the achievements of these later masters with a seriousness and sympathy they have not always received from English-speaking historians. Their work, he argues, must be seen as a development, and not as a rejection, of their High Renaissance models.

But the achievements of the age were not solely artistic. The Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis in 1559 brought fifty years of peace, stability, and development — a time of political reconstruction, population increase, and industrial and commercial recovery. This was an age of profound religious piety and ecclesiastical reform: the age of Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus, of Carlo Borromeo, and above all of the Council of Trent and the Counter-Reformation. Indeed, it was also an age of intellectual ferment, before the trial and abjuration of Galileo in 1633.

The history of Italy in the century after the Renaissance is a giant puzzle. Finding all the pieces, let alone fitting them together convincingly, is a quixotic goal. Yet Eric Cochrane, in his final challenging testament, not only gives shape to the period but also brings it exuberantly alive.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Longman History of Italy series. [XIII] 313 pages. Tags: cochrane kirshner longman history italy 16th century 17th sack rome high renaissance political order european europe tridentine reform 0582483646
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature by Peter Conn (£18.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Single, but distinct, vertical crease to the spine of the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature is a richly illustrated, authoritative account of the entire span of American literature from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the writing of the 1980s. In a single, comprehensive volume Peter Conn summarizes the distinctive achievements of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who have produced America’s literary heritage. While the focus is on literary texts, the book’s seven chapters also locate American writing in relevant historical and cultural contexts.”Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Vail. Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 587 pages. Tags: literature america american history criticism puritan prose sermons diaries histories poetry anne bradstreet edward taylot independence early novels romanticism writers new england transcendentalism ralph waldo emerson henry david thoreau margaret fuller historians utopians nathaniel hawthorne herman melville walt whitman civil war emily dickinson literary enterprise realism james samuel clemens
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The European Reformations by Edited by Alec Ryrie (£18.50)Publisher: Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1403920427]Condition: Very Good. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia occasionally throughout the text. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Glossary;Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5½"). In the Palgrave Advances series. [XI] 300 pages. Tags: palgrave advances reformation lutheran religion renaissance humanism religious persecution warfare church history reformations europe problems 1403920427 9781403920423
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ULTAVA by Zobrazil Karel Plicka; Frantisek Kozik; (£18.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1965Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, a little dull and faded. Blanks tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 263 pages. Tags: river vltava world heritage sites praha since iron curtain popular tourist destinations world war historic architecture architecture art nouveau baroque renaissance cubist gothic neo-classical old town staré mesto astronomical clock orloj charles bridge karluv vaulted gothic old new synagogue staronová synagoga new town nové mesto wenceslas square malá strana lesser quarter infant jesus prague prague castle pražský hrad largest castle the world st. vitus cathedral josefov old jewish quarter old jewish cemetery old new synagogue jan žižka vítkov žižkov the lennon wall vinohrady
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Tygers of Wrath by X. J. Kennedy (£18.00)Publisher: University of Georgia Press — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0820305359]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very small closed tear to top edge of upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: So many anthologies have been devoted to the poetry of love that it seemed high time for the poetry of hate to have one, declares X. J. Kennedy in his introduction to this memorable array of vituperative poems. For the first time, great poems of anger and invective in the English language are brought together, with selections from the Renaissance to the present day. Most major poets of the language are represented, as well as many better-known contemporaries, in addition to unexpected diatribes by Emily Bronte, Cardinal Newman, and Ernest Hemingway. 282pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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British Towns by Oliver Benn (£16.50)Publisher: London: Bouverie House — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0953277119]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Having explored every aspect of Britain’s capital in his recent Benn’s London, photographer Oliver Benn casts his original eye over some of the most attractive and popular towns of England, Scotland and Wales. As with his previous books, people, activities and the contemporary scene are seen alongside the architecture, interiors and brief history. The 260 stunning colour photographs are complemented by lively essays from local authors in each town.

The towns featured in this book are chosen for their pictorial evocation of urban lifestyle throughout the ages, and are grouped under five thematic headings. The Medieval and Renaissance towns of Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick with their striking panoramas and atmospheric interiors are like a time capsule of an earlier age, but very much alive today as seats of learning and cultural attractions. The Georgian and Regency towns of Edinburgh, Bath and Brighton seem to retain the gracious air of eighteenth century life. The Cathedral Cities of Salisbury, Exeter and Lincoln remind us of the importance of our Christian heritage in the development of our urban centres.

As Peter Richards points out in his Introduction: “In essence, all towns are clusters of streets and houses that depend for their survival on commerce”. Ludlow, Richmond in Yorkshire and Saffron Walden are fine examples of traditional but flourishing Market Towns. Finally, the identity of our island has always been bound up with the sea, with its lure to adventure and economic significance. This aspect is revealed by the historic but still active Ports of Cardiff, Conwy and Dartmouth.

Benn’s photographs explore unfamiliar corners of towns we thought we knew and familiar places from unfamiliar angles: from above, from street-level and from the inside. The British town is shown as: “a magnificent diversity of buildings and townscapes”.”
Notes: Illustrated by Oliver Benn. Size: 10" x 10½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 175 pages. Tags: benn oliver 0953277119 cities towns britain architectural photography british isles depictions england views topography
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Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£16.50)Publisher: Tiger International — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870461479]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: Bison, 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.

The book details the tools you need and how to use and maintain them, and how to improvise to keep costs down. It has sections on chairs, cabinets, and tables, illustrating the most common faults, how they are caused and how to repair them in keeping with the style of furniture. The techniques are explained clearly enough for even the complete beginner to follow. The author shows how to remove scratches, dents and cigarette burns without spoiling the patina which gives old furniture much of its value. The art of reupholstering sagging chairs and sofas is made clear and a final section deals with repairs to wicker and rush furniture.

The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration, written by Tristan Salazar, an experienced restorer, is extensively illustrated with over 250 step-by-step diagrams and photographs. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune..”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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History of World Exploration by John Keay (£16.00)Publisher: Mallard Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792453255]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs, maps and drawings. From the cover: “The history of the exploration of our world is a heroic adventure, a centuries-old quest to extend the limit of our physical horizons and to test our courage and fortitude. The stories of these explorers and their expeditions have, from ancient times, inspired and embodied the ascent of man. From Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, Livingstone, Burton and Speke, to those intrepid polar explorers Scott and Amundsen, to Edmund Hillary who scaled the peak of Everest — all are a breed apart and all have their own remarkable stories to tell.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 322 pages. Tags: royal geographical society early exploration asia africa north america central south america oceanography antarctic exploration explorers expeditions equipment expeditionary records motives for exploration discovery migrations colonization spanish conquistadores polynesians remotest islands terrestrial explorers david livingstone zambezi cartographv great geographer eratosthenes expedition earth chinese exploration zheng venetian traveller trade luxury
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Books of Hours And Their Owners by John Harthan (£15.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500232172]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little faded and soiled at the same, with a small nick at the head of the spine. Boards lightly spotted. Endpapers also lightly spotted. Pages slightly tanned at the extremities.Description: OF ALL the precious illuminated manuscripts that survive from the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Books of Hours form the largest ; single category: the personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society. This anthology of over ninety manuscript pages, reproduced in full colour from thirty-four Books of Hours, with the author's descriptive, explanatory and historical notes on the books themselves and their owners. the Books of Hours considered here are so closely involved with the lives of notable individuals and families that they amount to a selective review of an age of European history, seen from an unusual and intimate viewpoint. With 89 illustrations, 72 in colour.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9". 192 pages. Tags: Harthan prayer books Renaissance manuscript
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How Was It Done? by David Gould (£14.50)Publisher: Readers Digest — 1999Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0276421922]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins.Description: From the cover: “The progress of civilisation, from the dawn of time to the present, is shown through epic stories of single-minded determination, ingenuity and toil. The achievements of ordinary people are charted alongside the discoveries of geniuses to create a vivid reference book for anyone who ever asked How Was It Done?”Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 446 pages. Tags: polynesians vikings maia gama royal mail livingstone franklin’s search mummifying pharaohs celtic warrior burial medieval europe victorian etiquette pyramids stonehenge parthenon angkor wat great zimbabwe chartres cathedral inca taj mahal underwater tunnel panama canal sydney harbour brewing mesopotamla cattle drives escoffier shamans medicine men galen renaissance anatomists medical professionals battlefieid surgery roman senate domesday book bastille rasputin archimedean screw ptolemy alchemy copernican newton lavoisier babbage hanseatic league iron age smithy slave traders clipperships greek sparta hannibal mongolian aztec pizarro napoleon boer commandos alexandria gutenberg marconi roman mosaic stradivari beethoven statue liberty
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The Illustrated Book of World History by Margaret Sharman; Derek Wilson; (£14.50)Publisher: Evans Brothers — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0237448270]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Pages gently age-tanned toward the edges.Description: First in this edition, two volumes in one. Contents: The First Men; Early Civilizations; Greece and Rome; Christianity and Islam; Renaissance and Reformation; Exploration and Conquest; The World in 1700; European Conquest and Colonization; America, the Birth of a Democracy; Russia under the Tsars; Eastern Empires: China and Japan; India, the jewel of the East; the Invasion of Africa; The End of Western Leadership; Towards the Modern World;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". 384 pages. Tags: Mesopotamia Athens Sparta Roman Republic Portuguese Empire Catholic Reformation industrial Agrarian Revolutions Colonialism Last Tsars Imperial China Nationalism British Raj Nationalism democracy Totalitarianism
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Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Furniture by Rachael Field (£13.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356126196]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. More than 50 classic styles expertly analysed. Each piece keyed to quick ref points of authenticity, repair and restoration. Tell-tale signs of reproduction and much more. 176pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production cabinet-making austin-process 9780723200772 semi-precious collectibles commonwealth balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian cromwellian hepplewhite seventeenth earthenware chamberlain accessories renaissance elizabethan chippendale mantelpiece restoration furnishings burr-walnut love-tokens secretaire portuguese chair-back gadrooning collectors sunderland sea-farers eighteenth caricature roisterers observer's calamander decorative shell-back sideboard carpentry sixteenth chocolate cupboards jewellery squeezers decanters punch-pot orangemen stretcher
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Raphael by ANON. (£13.00)Publisher: The Medici Society — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wraps tanned. Occasional light spotting, plates unaffected.Description: No. 4. 16 pasted on colour plates. From the introduction: “Raphael Sanzio was born at Urbino in 1483. He was the son of Giovanni Santi, an artist of some note at the small court of the Duke of Montefeltro. Raphael’s first master was Timoteo Viti, the Bolognese painter and pupil of Francia. Viti, having left his old home, Urbino, returned to it in 1495 and for the following five years Raphael worked under him.”. In the Masters in Colour series. Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". Tags: raphael umbrian school sanzio italian painters renaissance leonardo michelangelo fra bartolomeo florentine masters.
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The Greening of Medicine by Patrick Pietroni (£13.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780575043596]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Leans slightly.Description: The 1990s herald a new age of Green consciousness, an awareness of the importance of our relationships with the environment, with our fellow human beings and with our inner selves. In this hard-hitting book Dr Pietroni cogently reappraises medicine's current entrenched position, and calls for a renaissance in medical thought. As the medical profession's power becomes eroded by bureaucratisation, authoritarian attitudes and a reliance on drugs and high-tech surgery, patients are demanding more than a narrowly scientific approach to their health problems.Notes: Foreword or introduction by HRH The Prince of Wales. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 227 pages. Tags: Pietroni medical health problem surgery medicine Green bureaucratisation authoritarian
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The Illustrated Guide to Furniture by Andrew Brunt (£13.00)Publisher: Peerage — 1985Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 1850520216]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. A comprehensive survey of furniture styles throughout the world from ancient times to the present. Over 80 colour photographs, including interiors 55 black and white photographs, 30 colour drawings, 140 line drawings, Directory of makers and designers, Glossary.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 256 pages. Tags: porcelain stoneware lacquer japanning basketry caning mesopotamia oriental furniture renaissance ottoman mortise padfoot club secretary romayne work strapwork string-banding dormants turning veneer
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The Tower and the Glory by Wade Dooley with Gerry Greenberg (£13.00)Publisher: Mainstream — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851584617]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight, but the colour plates have caused a slight undulation to the leaves. A nice copy all the same. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “FEW men have played a bigger role in England’s glorious Rugby Union renaissance than Wade Dooley, the 6ft 5in policeman they call the Blackpool Tower.

The giant lock’s unique ball-winning talents helped to lay the platform tor Will Carling’s record-breakers as they stormed to the World Cup Final and back-to-back Grand Slams in 1991 and 1992.

In his autobiography, Big Wade relives his colourful and sometimes controversial career which culminated in a fairytale 50th and final appearance when he led England out for the game that clinched the historic second Slam — and celebrated by scoring only the third try of his Test career!

Yet when he was plucked from obscurity in 1985 to solve an England injury crisis, the scenario could not have been more different. A junior player at Preston Grasshoppers, he was plunged into a side which lost more games than it won.

Wade took his chance with both hands and went on to clean out the world’s top lineout aces in a glittering career that spanned four continents and a triumphant British Lions tour to Australia in 1989.

With his success came England success. In Wade’s case it was all the more remarkable because, unlike his peers, he consistently had to bridge the gap between Fourth Division and international rugby. His big-match preparation was also unique, from training alone on the beaches and sand-dunes around Blackpool to locking himself away from his team-mates immediately before every match in a unique self-motivation exercise.

With the highs and lows there were also a handful of controversial incidents which earned Wade a reputation in some quarters as a man of violence. Anyone who knows him personally knows that to be demonstrably untrue; and his true character was probably best summed up in a special tribute from his great pal Paul Ackford published in The Observer six days before Wade’s final England game. The article is re-published in its entirety in this book.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: biography autobiography sports dooley wade rugby football players england union 1991 world cup and the grand slams player dooley with gerry greenberg 1851584617 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Titian by John Ernest; Dennis Gilbert; (£13.00)Publisher: Batchworth — 1961Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Wraps faded and rubbed. Fragile, text block pulling away at the bottom half of spine.Description: From the cover: “Titian, in the early years of his long life, altered the whole direction of Renaissance painting, already well developed at the time of his birth. The religious composition became completely transformed, the pagan painting grew into a new art form, and the painting of the nude as an end in itself became accepted.” 12 pasted on colour plates with explanatory commentary to each.Notes: Size: 15" x 11". In the Masterpieces in Colour series. Tags: artists bellini cavalcaselle church crowe dolce gentile giovanni landscape painting pisanello renaissance sculpture titian tiziano vecellis venice zuccato
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A Feast for the Eyes by Gillian Riley (£12.50)Publisher: National Gallery — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857091795]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Evocative Recipes and Surprising Tales Inspired by Paintings in the National Gallery. From the introduction: “A glance through this book, especially if followed by a walk through the National Gallery, will go a long way to convincing you that while music may be the food of love, painting is perhaps little more than the love of food. Picture after picture, from Renaissance Italy to nineteenth-century France, shows fruit and fowl, vegetables and fish, and shows them at every stage – being bought in the market, prepared in the kitchen, and served at the final banquet. At some of the tables, it must be admitted, events rather overtake the menu: guests are turned to stone, and gods suddenly appear, unexpected and, on occasion, most unwelcome. But throughout the centuries and across Europe, there can be no denying the importance of eating.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Neil MacGregor. Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: renaissance tuscany italian marches peacocks preserves, citrus fruits baroque rome casanova’s venice amsterdam fishmarket huygens kitchen sheep’s shanks netherlands spanish gastronomy marmalade champagne paris provinces gastronomic impressions cezanne
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A Garden Lost In Time: The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of Aberglasney by Penny David (£12.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297824848]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, a further 2" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “FOR HALF A CENTURY THE GARDENS at Aberglasney were left to decay. The Japanese knotweed — imported as a Victorian exotic — grew taller than a man, the yew and box ran wild, and ivy roots grew fat in the ancient stonework of the massive walls. The gardens all but disappeared beneath a shroud of green. Visitors forcing their way through this jungle noticed the unusual layout, and as word spread the importance of the site was acknowledged and — at last — an ambitious plan of restoration was put in hand. What those early visitors had seen were the raised, arcaded terrace walkways of an ancient garden. As the experts moved in and restoration began the questions provoked by the unfolding evidence became more startling still: was this the only survivor of a Renaissance plan in Britain, overlying a medieval garden? The mysterious and venerable yew tunnel was believed by some to be 1,000 years old, by others just 700. The nine gardens of Aberglasney were first mentioned by a fifteenth-century bard. This is the story of their fate under a succession of owners, whose varying fortunes brought fashionable changes at one moment and fateful neglect at another, culminating in a spiral of decline from which the rescue of the 1990s emerged as no less than miraculous. Through this compelling narrative history Penny David poses the myriad fascinating questions raised by the experts as they dug and delved into the structures — and meaning — of these ancient gardens.”Notes: Illustrated by Kathy de Witt (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Penelope Hobhouse. Size: 10¾" x 8". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: garden history aberglasney house llangathen wales historic gardens conservation restoration excavations archaeology carmarthenshire antiquities design planning gardening structures landscaping
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Biblical Drama in England by Murray Roston (£12.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Top edges of text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Biblical drama in England from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. From the cover: “The twofold aims of this history of biblical drama is to provide a critical evaluation of the plays themselves in the context of their own times, and at the same time to suggest the insights they afford into the religious history of the English people.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 335 pages. Tags: mystery cycles milton byron yeats lawrence fry macleish mediaeval drama sanctity scriptural text medieval stage realism expressionism sacred profane old testament plays cain and noah plays early renaissance covenant christian terence john bale greek and latin plays later renaissance garter’s godlye susanna peele’s david and bethsabe censorship puritan opposition shakespeare biblical drama dramatic unities pageants masques drolls milton samson agonistes josephus plays dryden’s state innocence handelian compromise bible romanticized biblical melodrama biblical suffragettes nietzschean moses shavian wit religious drama society
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Black Holes: The End of the Universe? by John Taylor (£12.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285620983]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean.Description: Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: extraterrestrial electromagnetism instantaneously disenchantment thermodynamics self-creating gravitational intergalactic pre-cognition reincarnation singularities intelligence difficulties cosmological environments schwarschild quetzalcoatl annihilation renaissance annihilated destruction super-space interaction immortality singularity probability continuous condensing historical superspace generation relativity rotational definition ergosphere velocities antimatter collapsing destroying background elementary dialectic recession sumerians mechanics expanding beginning bootstrap particles supernova universes
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Devil or Saviours by George W. F. Hallgarten (£12.50)Publisher: Oswald Wolff — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with some loss at the head, tail and corners. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned. Top corner of the first blank clipped.Description: A history of dictatorship since 600 B.C. From the cover: “The author provides in this book the key to the understanding of one of the most important social and political phenomena: Dictatorship. In the author’s words, the strange figures who are potential dictators are as numerous as bacteria. Devils or Saviours shows the conditions in which such figures succeeded in establishing themselves on the historical stage, bringing tragedy and disaster in their wake. Only an historian of Hallgarten’s rank could undertake to write, in a single and not too voluminous book, the entire history of dictatorship from the old Greeks up to present times. Despite the exemplary conciseness of his style, a clear picture emerges of the historical and especially the social background of all the significant dictatorships since 600 B.C.; and the individual dictators and their methods are brought into sharp focus.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 343 pages. Tags: dictatorships dictator greek tyrants tyrants sicily roman history early capitalism renaissance english revolution oliver cromwell industrial capitalism french revolution louis napoleon spain portugal latin american dictators working-class movements totalitarian state communist dictatorships counter–revolution fascist national-socialist dictatorships non-communist dictatorships soviet union stalin caesar tyrants hiero syracuse cypselus polycrates samos joseph stalin despots hereditary despotism western political ideas tyrannical figures
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Raphael: The Life and the Legacy by David Thompson (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563201495]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour & black and white plates. From the cover: “It was just thirty-seven years from Raphael’s birth in Urbino in 1483 to his death, at the height of his powers and on the threshold of new developments. Few artists have been as loved and admired in their own lifetime and few indeed — even among the glittering pantheon of Raphael’s own High Renaissance contemporaries — as prolific and successful. This, the quincentenary of his birth is, as David Thompson insists, a timely opportunity to strip from Raphael the centuries-long accretions of idolatry, and to recapture what it is that his art sets out to express.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: raphael painters composition figure-drawing art academies pre-raphaelite brotherhood raphael-legacy fresco the school athens european culture italian renaissance marcantonio raimondi
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Romantic Writings by Edited by Stephen Bygrave (£12.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415135788]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to a wide range of poetry and prose from the period between about 1780 and 1830. The reader is guided through canonical works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley, and through lesser-known texts by women writers such as Mary Robinson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Felicia Hemans. The book introduces current debates about such issues as the Romantic artist, women writers and readers, and colonialism and the exotic. Romantic Writings has been designed for readers beginning undergraduate study in literature and is written in a lively and accessible style. Each chapter includes practical exercises in analysing significant passages of text and criticism, followed by detailed discussion. Also included are key critical texts by Stuart Curran, Raymond Schwab, Sigmund Freud and Rene Wellek.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the Approaching Literature series. 352 pages. Tags: allegory allen altered amanda britain british bygrave byron century colonialism concept conclusion contexts cornish corsair criticism curran defences england english european exotic freud gilroy graham great history hoffmann introduction irish kingdom kleist leask literary literature matthews narrative nigel novels oriental other poems poetry poets prelude prose raymond readers reading renaissance richard romantic romanticism schwab scottish sigmund stephen stuart susan theory uncanny united verse versions wellek welsh women writers writing
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Tolstoy by A. N. Wilson (£12.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241121906]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed in places with short tears at the head of the spine. Bruised at the spine ends. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In this biography of Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Wilson recounts the complex drama of the writer’s life: his childhood of aristocratic privilege but emotional deprivation, his discovery of his literary genius after aimless years of gambling and womanizing, and his increasingly disastrous marriage. Wilson sweeps away the long-held belief that Tolstoy’s works were the exact mirror of his life, and instead traces the roots of Tolstoy’s art to his relationship with God, with women, and with Russia. He also recreates the world that shaped the great novelist’s life and art — the turmoil of ideas and politics in 19th-century Russia and the literary renaissance that made Tolstoy’s work possible..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 572 pages. Tags: 20th authors autobiography biographies biography century covered criticism dates european fiction former graf history italian leo lev literary literature nikolaevich novelists novels other prose russian soviet studies tolsto tolstoi? tolstoi? tolstoy union writers
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