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Ackerman, James S.
In this work, James Ackerman considers Michangelo's major designs. Included among others are the Medici chapel, the fortifications of Florence, the Farnese palace, the Basilica of St Peter's and the Capitoline Hill, in the context of comparable Renaissance structures. N.B. Corners slightly creased. 363pp.
Penguin Books, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 0140178686
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Inventory #23576
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Prebble, John
George IV's journey to Scotland in 1822 is one of the defining moments in the creation of Scotland. The Highland clans that Scott called to Edinburgh were the subjects of eviction and persecution in their homeland. This work shows the corruption behind the ceremonial of this great occasion. 399pp.
Berlinn Ltd, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition with This Publisher. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1841580686
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Inventory #20884
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Valentine, Rebecca and Thompson, Travis
Perry A Burgess was many things: Diarist, Pioneer, Prospector, Banker, Investor, Inventor - the list is long and varied. His name appears in numerous historical works published since the 1950s, yet much of his story has never been told. In 1866 he travelled to Montana with his uncles and 300 head of cattle up the Bloody Bozeman Trail during Sioux Chief Red Cloud's War. A pioneer of Colorado and one of the earliest settlers of Steamboat Springs, Burgess was a long-time friend and partner of some of the wealthiest businessmen in the nineteenth-century American West. Amongst them, his uncle Lewis Cheney, was one of the richest men in Boulder, Colorado. Together they developed the city's banking system while contributing to its cultural and social heritage. Raised Mormon, as boys they fell victim to rampant persecution, and Perry's own father died on the Mormon Trail during the exodus to Utah. For Burgess, those early years of a nomadic existence would leave their mark and nurture in him a thirst for adventure, influencing his path to the end of his life. Using Perry's diaries, family photographs, and newly discovered personal essays published in the Steamboat Pilot as their focus, Valentine and Thompson piece together the life of a remarkable man and his family, whose adventurous spirit was matched only by their willingness to risk all for the unknown. "Beyond the Land of Gold" provides an integral and heretofore missing piece of the history of the American Western Frontier and a snapshot into the life of one of its most intriguing characters. 528pp.
Thompson Media, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Printing. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780982708910
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Inventory #26438
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Black, Georgina Dopico
In "Perfect Wives, Other Women", Georgina Dopico Black examines the role played by women's bodies - specifically the bodies of wives - in Spain and Spanish America during the Inquisition. In her quest to show how both the body and soul of the married woman became the site of anxious inquiry, Dopico Black mines a variety of Golden Age texts for instances in which the era's persistent preoccupation with racial, religious, and cultural otherness was reflected in the depiction of women. Subject to the scrutiny of a remarkable array of gazes-inquisitors, theologians, religious reformers, confessors, poets, playwrights, and, not least among them, husbands - the bodies of perfect and imperfect wives elicited diverse readings.Dopico Black reveals how imperialism, the Inquisition, inflation, and economic decline each contributed to a correspondence between the meanings of these human bodies and 'other' bodies, such as those of the Jew, the Moor, the Lutheran, the degenerate, and whoever else departed from a recognised norm. The body of the wife, in other words, became associated with categories separate from anatomy, reflecting the particular hermeneutics employed during the Inquisition regarding the surveillance of otherness. Dopico Black's compelling argument will engage students of Spanish and Spanish American history and literature, gender studies, women's studies, social psychology and cultural studies. 307pp. N.B. Black ink mark across bottom foredge of pages. Content unaffected.
Duke University Press, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0822326426
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Inventory #27032
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Piper, David
It traverses London from Regent's Park to Lambeth, from the Tower of London to Kensington, with excursions on the river and forays to outlying points of interest, each chapter covering an area which can be comfortably walked in a day. The author draws out the individual character of each district through history, literature, art and architecture and his own informed and entertaining comments. This is an essential guide for those who really want to understand how London has developed. 286pp.
Collins, 1980, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0002162873
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Inventory #22044
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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