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Scales,Tony
Part geology study and part history, this story of the Natural Tunnel in Scott County, Virginia includes rare images and first-person accounts that span from its geological beginnings to its present role as a premier state park.150pp.N.B.BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER FRONT COVER CREASED.
The Overmountain Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1570722870
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Inventory #15593
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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C.P.A.
One of a 150 copies published c.1876.106pp.,some spotting,slight rubbing to spine and corners,slight ink mark top of front board.
The Chiswick Press, 1876, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Limited Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #13532
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Andrew, Donna T.; McGowen, Randall
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd tells the remarkable story of a complex forgery uncovered in London in 1775. Like the trials of Martin Guerre and O.J. Simpson, the Perreau-Rudd case - filled with scandal, deceit, and mystery - preoccupied a public hungry for sensationalism. Peopled with such familiar figures as John Wilkes, King George III, Lord Mansfield, and James Boswell, this story reveals the deep anxieties of this period of English capitalism. The case acts as a prism that reveals the hopes, fears, and prejudices of that society. Above all, this episode presents a parable of the 1770s, when London was the center of European finance and national politics, of fashionable life and tell-all journalism, of empire achieved and empire lost. The crime, a hanging offense, came to light with the arrest of identical twin brothers, Robert and Daniel Perreau, after the former was detained trying to negotiate a forged bond. At their arraignment they both accused Daniel's mistress, Margaret Caroline Rudd, of being responsible for the crime. The brothers' trials coincided with the first reports of bloodshed in the American colonies at Lexington and Concord and successfully competed for space in the newspapers. From March until the following January, people could talk of little other than the fate of the Perreaus and the impending trial of Mrs. Rudd. The participants told wildly different tales and offered strikingly different portraits of themselves. The press was filled with letters from concerned or angry correspondents. The public, deeply divided over who was guilty, was troubled by evidence that suggested not only that fair might be foul, but that it might not be possible to decide which was which. While the decade of the 1770s has most frequently been studied in relation to imperial concerns and their impact upon the political institutions of the day, this book draws a different portrait of the period, making a cause celebre its point of entry. Exhaustively researched and brilliantly presented, it offers both a vivid panorama of London and a gauge for tracking the shifting social currents of the period.Head of d/j spine slightly rubbed,slight fading to d/j.
University of California Press, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520220625
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Inventory #20212
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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McLaughlin,David J.
262pp.
Pentacle Press, 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0976350041
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Inventory #15557
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 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 ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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