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ROSENBERG, Julius

Published by Denis Dobson, London (1953)

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About this Item: Denis Dobson, London, 1953. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. Small piece missing dj. 191pp with review slip inlaid. Seller Inventory # 6637

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. From the INTRODUCTION. Music, in however primitive a stage of development it may be with some nations, is universally appreciated as one of the Fine Arts. The origin of vocal music may have been coeval with that of language; and the construction of musical instruments evidently dates with the earliest inventions which suggested themselves to human ingenuity. There exist even at the present day some savage tribes in Australia and South America who, although they have no more than the five first numerals in their language and are thereby unable to count the fingers of both hands together, nevertheless possess musical instruments of their own contrivance, with which they accompany their songs and dances. Wood, metal, and the hide of animals are the most common substances used in the construction of musical instruments. In tropical countries bamboo or some similar kind of cane and gourds are especially made use of for this purpose. The ingenuity of man has contrived to employ in producing music, horn, bone, glass, pottery, slabs of sonorous stone - in fact, almost all vibrating matter. The strings of instruments have been made of the hair of animals, of silk, the runners of creeping plants, the fibrous roots of certain trees, of cane, catgut (which, absurdly referred to the cat, is from the sheep, goat, lamb, camel, and some other animals), metal, etc. The mode in which individual nations or tribes are in the habit of embellishing their musical instruments is sometimes as characteristic as it is singular. In several districts of Western Africa affix to their drums human skulls. A war-trumpet of the king of Ashantee which was brought to England is surrounded by human jawbones. The Maoris in New Zealand carve around the mouth -hole of their trumpets a figure intended, it is said, to represent female lips. The materials for ornamentation chiefly employed by savages are bright colours, beads, shells, grasses, the bark of trees, feathers, stones, gilding, pieces of looking-glass inlaid like mosaic, etc. Uncivilised nations are sure to consider anything which is bright and glittering ornamental, especially if it is also scarce. Captain Tuckey saw in Congo an instrument which was ornamented with part of the broken frame of a looking-glass, to which were affixed in a semicircle a number of brass buttons with the head of Louis XVI. on them, - perhaps a relic of some French sailor drowned near the coast years ago. Again, musical instruments are not infrequently formed in the shape of certain animals. Thus, a kind of harmonicon of the Chinese represents the figure of a crouching tiger. The Burmese possess a stringed instrument in the shape of an alligator. Even more grotesque are the imitations of various beasts adopted by the Javanese. The natives of New Guinea have a singularly shaped drum, terminating in the head of a reptile. A wooden rattle like a bird is a favorite instrument of the Indians of Nootka Sound. In short, not only the inner construction of the instruments and their peculiar quality of sound exhibit in most nations certain distinctive characteristics, but it is also in great measure true as to their outward appearance. An arrangement of the various kinds of musical instruments in a regular order, beginning with that kind which is the most universally known, and progressing gradually to the least usual, gives the following results. Instruments of percussion of indefinite sonorousness or, in other words, pulsatile instruments which have not a sound of a fixed pitch, as the drum, rattle, castanets, etc., are most universal. Wind instruments of the flute kind - including pipes, whistles, flutes, Pandean pipes, etc. - are also to be found almost everywhere. Seller Inventory # APC9781518713712

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From the INTRODUCTION. Music, in however primitive a stage of development it may be with some nations, is universally appreciated as one of the Fine Arts. The origin of vocal music may have been coeval with that of language; and the construction of musical instruments evidently dates with the earliest inventions which suggested themselves to human ingenuity. There exist even at the present day some savage tribes in Australia and South America who, although they have no more than the five first numerals in their language and are thereby unable to count the fingers of both hands together, nevertheless possess musical instruments of their own contrivance, with which they accompany their songs and dances. Wood, metal, and the hide of animals are the most common substances used in the construction of musical instruments. In tropical countries bamboo or some similar kind of cane and gourds are especially made use of for this purpose. The ingenuity of man has contrived to employ in producing music, horn, bone, glass, pottery, slabs of sonorous stone - in fact, almost all vibrating matter. The strings of instruments have been made of the hair of animals, of silk, the runners of creeping plants, the fibrous roots of certain trees, of cane, catgut (which, absurdly referred to the cat, is from the sheep, goat, lamb, camel, and some other animals), metal, etc. The mode in which individual nations or tribes are in the habit of embellishing their musical instruments is sometimes as characteristic as it is singular. In several districts of Western Africa affix to their drums human skulls. A war-trumpet of the king of Ashantee which was brought to England is surrounded by human jawbones. The Maoris in New Zealand carve around the mouth -hole of their trumpets a figure intended, it is said, to represent female lips. The materials for ornamentation chiefly employed by savages are bright colours, beads, shells, grasses, the bark of trees, feathers, stones, gilding, pieces of looking-glass inlaid like mosaic, etc. Uncivilised nations are sure to consider anything which is bright and glittering ornamental, especially if it is also scarce. Captain Tuckey saw in Congo an instrument which was ornamented with part of the broken frame of a looking-glass, to which were affixed in a semicircle a number of brass buttons with the head of Louis XVI. on them, - perhaps a relic of some French sailor drowned near the coast years ago. Again, musical instruments are not infrequently formed in the shape of certain animals. Thus, a kind of harmonicon of the Chinese represents the figure of a crouching tiger. The Burmese possess a stringed instrument in the shape of an alligator. Even more grotesque are the imitations of various beasts adopted by the Javanese. The natives of New Guinea have a singularly shaped drum, terminating in the head of a reptile. A wooden rattle like a bird is a favorite instrument of the Indians of Nootka Sound. In short, not only the inner construction of the instruments and their peculiar quality of sound exhibit in most nations certain distinctive characteristics, but it is also in great measure true as to their outward appearance. An arrangement of the various kinds of musical instruments in a regular order, beginning with that kind which is the most universally known, and progressing gradually to the least usual, gives the following results. Instruments of percussion of indefinite sonorousness or, in other words, pulsatile instruments which have not a sound of a fixed pitch, as the drum, rattle, castanets, etc., are most universal. Wind instruments of the flute kind - including pipes, whistles, flutes, Pandean pipes, etc. - are also to be found almost everywhere. Seller Inventory # APC9781518713712

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Charles River Editors

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. *Includes pictures *Includes historical accounts of Great Zimbabwe *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa s colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event-known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885-galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. In the meantime, in 1867, as Europe was awakening to the potential of Africa, a German-American hunter and explorer by the name of Adam Render happened to stumble upon an extensive complex of stone-built ruins on Mashonaland s central plateau that proved, upon brief examination, to be the surviving remnants of some great and ancient civilization. This immediately struck Render as improbable, and the following season, he guided Karl Mauch, the respected German explorer and geographer, to the site. Mauch, too, was astonished at the spectacle. Although half-buried under rubble and thoroughly overgrown, it was quite clear that there lay an archeological discovery of major significance. The question he asked himself in the absence of any other comparable monument, was who had built it and where they were now. Bearing in mind the tenor of the times, Karl Mauch could hardly venture the theory that any indigenous African society was capable of such architectural prowess, even in the darkest recesses of antiquity-such a theory would have been simply too implausible to contemplate. The amaNdebele, although manifestly a powerful military nation, lacked even the basics of an advanced civic or artistic capability. An attempt to propose the debased and malingering Mashona, those miserable hut dwellers of the plains, might have been responsible for constructing such a masterpiece would have solicited such gales of popular defamation, Mauch certainly lacked the courage to suggest it. What Theodore Bent encountered was a sprawling complex in various stages of submersion and heavily overgrown, but quite definitely in three distinct complexes. The first of these was a hilltop fortification which came to be known as the Acropolis, overlooking a scattered assemblage of walls and avenues, somewhat discernible, beyond which lay the masterpiece of the composition. Bent named this the Great Enclosure, a name that remains to this day. Central to this was a large conical tower, clearly without practical application, and therefore, some sort of a ceremonial piece, the object of which he could hardly guess. The wall surrounding the enclosure was of a dry construction method, standing as high as 37 feet in places, wide at the base, narrowing toward the top, and decorated on the leading face by an inlaid chevron pattern. Seller Inventory # APC9781547152322

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Colonial Mahogany Furniture, Silver, Glass and China, the Collection of Paul Warren of the Elms, Richfield Springs, N. Y: Sheraton Card Table Inlaid With Satinwood, a Pair of Ribbon Backed Chippendale Chairs, Duncan Fyfe Dining Table, Set of Hitchcock Chairs, Several Colonial Bureau Desks, Spinet, Small Work Tables, French Roll Bed, Colonial Mantel Clocks, Mirrors, Chairs Bust of Augustus; two ?ower vases, glass inkstand and two wooden boxes. (7 pieces.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781528007542

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.*Includes pictures *Includes historical accounts of Great Zimbabwe *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa s colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event-known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885-galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. In the meantime, in 1867, as Europe was awakening to the potential of Africa, a German-American hunter and explorer by the name of Adam Render happened to stumble upon an extensive complex of stone-built ruins on Mashonaland s central plateau that proved, upon brief examination, to be the surviving remnants of some great and ancient civilization. This immediately struck Render as improbable, and the following season, he guided Karl Mauch, the respected German explorer and geographer, to the site. Mauch, too, was astonished at the spectacle. Although half-buried under rubble and thoroughly overgrown, it was quite clear that there lay an archeological discovery of major significance. The question he asked himself in the absence of any other comparable monument, was who had built it and where they were now. Bearing in mind the tenor of the times, Karl Mauch could hardly venture the theory that any indigenous African society was capable of such architectural prowess, even in the darkest recesses of antiquity-such a theory would have been simply too implausible to contemplate. The amaNdebele, although manifestly a powerful military nation, lacked even the basics of an advanced civic or artistic capability. An attempt to propose the debased and malingering Mashona, those miserable hut dwellers of the plains, might have been responsible for constructing such a masterpiece would have solicited such gales of popular defamation, Mauch certainly lacked the courage to suggest it. What Theodore Bent encountered was a sprawling complex in various stages of submersion and heavily overgrown, but quite definitely in three distinct complexes. The first of these was a hilltop fortification which came to be known as the Acropolis, overlooking a scattered assemblage of walls and avenues, somewhat discernible, beyond which lay the masterpiece of the composition. Bent named this the Great Enclosure, a name that remains to this day. Central to this was a large conical tower, clearly without practical application, and therefore, some sort of a ceremonial piece, the object of which he could hardly guess. The wall surrounding the enclosure was of a dry construction method, standing as high as 37 feet in places, wide at the base, narrowing toward the top, and decorated on the leading face by an inlaid chevron pattern. Seller Inventory # APC9781547152322

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. *Includes pictures *Includes historical accounts of Great Zimbabwe *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa s colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event-known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885-galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. In the meantime, in 1867, as Europe was awakening to the potential of Africa, a German-American hunter and explorer by the name of Adam Render happened to stumble upon an extensive complex of stone-built ruins on Mashonaland s central plateau that proved, upon brief examination, to be the surviving remnants of some great and ancient civilization. This immediately struck Render as improbable, and the following season, he guided Karl Mauch, the respected German explorer and geographer, to the site. Mauch, too, was astonished at the spectacle. Although half-buried under rubble and thoroughly overgrown, it was quite clear that there lay an archeological discovery of major significance. The question he asked himself in the absence of any other comparable monument, was who had built it and where they were now. Bearing in mind the tenor of the times, Karl Mauch could hardly venture the theory that any indigenous African society was capable of such architectural prowess, even in the darkest recesses of antiquity-such a theory would have been simply too implausible to contemplate. The amaNdebele, although manifestly a powerful military nation, lacked even the basics of an advanced civic or artistic capability. An attempt to propose the debased and malingering Mashona, those miserable hut dwellers of the plains, might have been responsible for constructing such a masterpiece would have solicited such gales of popular defamation, Mauch certainly lacked the courage to suggest it. What Theodore Bent encountered was a sprawling complex in various stages of submersion and heavily overgrown, but quite definitely in three distinct complexes. The first of these was a hilltop fortification which came to be known as the Acropolis, overlooking a scattered assemblage of walls and avenues, somewhat discernible, beyond which lay the masterpiece of the composition. Bent named this the Great Enclosure, a name that remains to this day. Central to this was a large conical tower, clearly without practical application, and therefore, some sort of a ceremonial piece, the object of which he could hardly guess. The wall surrounding the enclosure was of a dry construction method, standing as high as 37 feet in places, wide at the base, narrowing toward the top, and decorated on the leading face by an inlaid chevron pattern. Seller Inventory # APC9781547152353

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Colonial Mahogany Furniture, Silver, Glass and China, the Collection of Paul Warren of the Elms, Richfield Springs, N. Y: Sheraton Card Table Inlaid With Satinwood, a Pair of Ribbon Backed Chippendale Chairs, Duncan Fyfe Dining Table, Set of Hitchcock Chairs, Several Colonial Bureau Desks, Spinet, Small Work Tables, French Roll Bed, Colonial Mantel Clocks, Mirrors, Chairs Bust of Augustus; two ?ower vases, glass inkstand and two wooden boxes. (7 pieces.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781528007542

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Fred E. Baumann; Kenneth M. Jensen

Published by University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville VA (1989)

ISBN 10: 0813911990 ISBN 13: 9780813911991

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About this Item: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville VA, 1989. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Collection of 6 essays examining the interplay between religion and liberal democracy. Topics include : Forcing, Enforcing, and Reinforcing: The Problem of Religion and the State; Conservatism and Religion; Socrates' Understanding of the Problem of Religion and Politics; and more. Promotional piece for book inlaid. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; curl to right front cover; crease at left front cover. Seller Inventory # 221155

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Charles River Editors

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.*Includes pictures *Includes historical accounts of Great Zimbabwe *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa s colonization in such a manner as to avoid provocation of war. This event-known as the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885-galvanized a phenomenon that came to be known as the Scramble for Africa. The conference established two fundamental rules for European seizure of Africa. The first of these was that no recognition of annexation would granted without evidence of a practical occupation, and the second, that a practical occupation would be deemed unlawful without a formal appeal for protection made on behalf of a territory by its leader, a plea that must be committed to paper in the form of a legal treaty. In the meantime, in 1867, as Europe was awakening to the potential of Africa, a German-American hunter and explorer by the name of Adam Render happened to stumble upon an extensive complex of stone-built ruins on Mashonaland s central plateau that proved, upon brief examination, to be the surviving remnants of some great and ancient civilization. This immediately struck Render as improbable, and the following season, he guided Karl Mauch, the respected German explorer and geographer, to the site. Mauch, too, was astonished at the spectacle. Although half-buried under rubble and thoroughly overgrown, it was quite clear that there lay an archeological discovery of major significance. The question he asked himself in the absence of any other comparable monument, was who had built it and where they were now. Bearing in mind the tenor of the times, Karl Mauch could hardly venture the theory that any indigenous African society was capable of such architectural prowess, even in the darkest recesses of antiquity-such a theory would have been simply too implausible to contemplate. The amaNdebele, although manifestly a powerful military nation, lacked even the basics of an advanced civic or artistic capability. An attempt to propose the debased and malingering Mashona, those miserable hut dwellers of the plains, might have been responsible for constructing such a masterpiece would have solicited such gales of popular defamation, Mauch certainly lacked the courage to suggest it. What Theodore Bent encountered was a sprawling complex in various stages of submersion and heavily overgrown, but quite definitely in three distinct complexes. The first of these was a hilltop fortification which came to be known as the Acropolis, overlooking a scattered assemblage of walls and avenues, somewhat discernible, beyond which lay the masterpiece of the composition. Bent named this the Great Enclosure, a name that remains to this day. Central to this was a large conical tower, clearly without practical application, and therefore, some sort of a ceremonial piece, the object of which he could hardly guess. The wall surrounding the enclosure was of a dry construction method, standing as high as 37 feet in places, wide at the base, narrowing toward the top, and decorated on the leading face by an inlaid chevron pattern. Seller Inventory # APC9781547152353

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Fred Chappell

Published by Louisiana State University Press, United States (2009)

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About this Item: Louisiana State University Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this sharply innovative collection, renowned poet Fred Chappell layers words and images to create a new and dramatic poetic form -- the poem-within-a-poem. Like the shadow box in the volume s title, each piece consists of an inner world contained, framed, supported by an outer -- the two interdependent, sometimes supplementary, often contrary. For example, the grim but gorgeous The Caretakers is a landscape that reveals another image inside it. Chappell also introduces sonnets in which the sestet nests within the octet. Play serves as an important component, but the poems do not depend upon gamesmanship or verbal strategems. Instead, they delicately or wittily trace human feelings, respond somberly to the news of the world, and rejoice in humankind s plentiful variety of attitudes and beliefs. Just as an x-ray can show the inner structure of a physical object, so the techniques in Shadow Box display the internal energies of the separate works. With this new form -- the enclosed or embedded or inlaid poem -- Chappell broadens the expressive possibilities of formal poetry, intrigues the imagination in an entirely new way, and offers surprise and revelation in sudden flashes. At once revolutionary and traditional, Shadow Box contains an Aladdin s trove of surprises. Seller Inventory # AAC9780807134535

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Fred Chappell

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About this Item: Louisiana State University Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this sharply innovative collection, renowned poet Fred Chappell layers words and images to create a new and dramatic poetic form -- the poem-within-a-poem. Like the shadow box in the volume s title, each piece consists of an inner world contained, framed, supported by an outer -- the two interdependent, sometimes supplementary, often contrary. For example, the grim but gorgeous The Caretakers is a landscape that reveals another image inside it. Chappell also introduces sonnets in which the sestet nests within the octet. Play serves as an important component, but the poems do not depend upon gamesmanship or verbal strategems. Instead, they delicately or wittily trace human feelings, respond somberly to the news of the world, and rejoice in humankind s plentiful variety of attitudes and beliefs. Just as an x-ray can show the inner structure of a physical object, so the techniques in Shadow Box display the internal energies of the separate works. With this new form -- the enclosed or embedded or inlaid poem -- Chappell broadens the expressive possibilities of formal poetry, intrigues the imagination in an entirely new way, and offers surprise and revelation in sudden flashes. At once revolutionary and traditional, Shadow Box contains an Aladdin s trove of surprises. Seller Inventory # AAC9780807134535

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Enrico Massetti

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Siena is one of Italy s best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, it is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world s most unique piazzas - il Campo - (shaped like a shell with scalloped edges). Of course, the world-famous Palio di Siena is an important part of Sienese identity, history and culture. Siena is also the birthplace of St. Catherine of Siena Metairie. Siena - Piazza del Campo Torre dei Mangia The heart of Siena is Piazza del Campo, the Piazza where the Palio di Siena is run, famous for its shell-shape, and still the focus of city life. In the square there is the Fonte Gaia, a fountain unique in its quadrangular form and beautiful figures around the edges. Siena - the Duomo di Siena The Duomo di Siena is a beautiful building, it is a mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture with dark green and white marble in the facade. It contains works by many artists, including Donatello, Pisano and Arnolfo di Cambio. One of its main attractions is the marble-inlaid floor, the result of the contributions of many artists. The museum of the Duomo di Siena, in the same piazza, contains some original statues by Pisano moved for conservation and many artworks, including the famous Maesta by Duccio di Buoninsegna. Volterra Volterra still retains its medieval character, charm and atmosphere. Its isolated position has impeded any progressive development. The defensive wall built in the 13th century was the result of an urban development that began in the year thousand and was completed at the beginning of the 14th century. San Gimignano San Gimignano is a pretty medieval walled city in Tuscany, Italy, well known of its large number of campaniles. The town is also known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. Competing families tried to build the highest campanile to impress each other. Here the plague raged in 1464 and 1631, starting a period of decadence for the town: the town-walls fell to pieces, the Medieval mansions fell into disrepair and no one had enough money to stop all this, as the richest and most important families had left the town because of the plague. Consequently, the architectural and artistic heritage remained untouched for four centuries, and the town preserved its medieval characteristic architecture intact. This is a guide to Siena, Volterra, and San Gimignano. There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions and of the Palio di Siena. It contains many reviews for the best recommended restaurants that are at the location described. Seller Inventory # APC9781517101992

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James Allen

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About this Item: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Keepsake ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This handsome lifetime edition of the beloved and bestselling inspirational classic features the complete original text plus a special bonus work: Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen s final and most practical work. Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allen s As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent work that has sold millions of copies since it first appeared in the early twentieth century, and continues to reach countless readers in the twenty-first. Now, in time for the holiday season, this devotional landmark receives perhaps its most beautiful publication ever with this special keepsake edition, featuring: - matte jacket - one-piece cloth casing with gold stamping and black inlaid text - gold-ribbon place marker - acid-free paper - two-color printed endpapers - glossy frontispiece image of the author - author time line, bibliography, and biography The compact narrative of As a Man Thinketh is accompanied by a rare bonus book by James Allen: Eight Pillars of Prosperity. It is the author s last work, from 1911, and his most hands-on and practical. Here is the perfect volume to give as a gift (including to yourself!), cherish as an heirloom, and read for a lifetime. Seller Inventory # AAS9781585427390

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Unknown Editor

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About this Item: The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper and Court Chronicle, London, 1904. Unbound. Condition: Very Good. B/w (illustrator). full front page w/photo of a Lady in the latest French fashion, a two piece dress in linen, inlaid with guipure [French bobbin lace first made in the mid-19th century. It is called Cluny because it was inspired by examples of 16th- and 17th-century scalloped lace with geometric patterns displayed in the Cluny Museum, Paris}.lite stamp in margin Size: 11" x 16.5". Seller Inventory # 031647

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Freund, Thatcher

Published by Pantheon Books, New York (1993)

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About this Item: Pantheon Books, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. 296 pp.; 22 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "This vivid journey into the world of antiques follows the fortunes of three eighteenth-century pieces of American furniture as they pass through the hands of twentieth-century pickers, dealers, restorers, and collectors, accruing new value while becoming objects of desire. Among the many desirable objects on offer during the 1991 Americana Week in New York - the annual high point of antiques sales - are three prized pieces. One stands in a spolight at the Winter Antiques. Show: a pine blanket chest made for a farmer in the 1750s and still wearing its original coat of robin's egg blue paint. The asking price is $250,000. A few blocks away, on display at Sotheby's, is a rare Chippendale card table, created in Philadelphia in 1759. The auction house is hoping that bidding for the piece will reach one million dollars. Also on display at Sotheby's is an inlaid sofa table from the Federal period, valued at $100,000, one of the prized. Possessions of a collector forced by circumstance to sell his cherished objects. How these three pieces came to be at the apex of the American antiques market is the story of the evolution of the world of antiques: a world of bold enterprise, canny deal making, consuming aesthetic vision, and obsessive pursuit - all fueled by a passionate attraction to objects." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collectible. Seller Inventory # 075561

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Enrico Massetti

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Siena is one of Italy s best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, it is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world s most unique piazzas - il Campo - (shaped like a shell with scalloped edges). Of course, the world-famous Palio di Siena is an important part of Sienese identity, history and culture. Siena is also the birthplace of St. Catherine of Siena Metairie. Siena - Piazza del Campo Torre dei Mangia The heart of Siena is Piazza del Campo, the Piazza where the Palio di Siena is run, famous for its shell-shape, and still the focus of city life. In the square there is the Fonte Gaia, a fountain unique in its quadrangular form and beautiful figures around the edges. Siena - the Duomo di Siena The Duomo di Siena is a beautiful building, it is a mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture with dark green and white marble in the facade. It contains works by many artists, including Donatello, Pisano and Arnolfo di Cambio. One of its main attractions is the marble-inlaid floor, the result of the contributions of many artists. The museum of the Duomo di Siena, in the same piazza, contains some original statues by Pisano moved for conservation and many artworks, including the famous Maesta by Duccio di Buoninsegna. Volterra Volterra still retains its medieval character, charm and atmosphere. Its isolated position has impeded any progressive development. The defensive wall built in the 13th century was the result of an urban development that began in the year thousand and was completed at the beginning of the 14th century. San Gimignano San Gimignano is a pretty medieval walled city in Tuscany, Italy, well known of its large number of campaniles. The town is also known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. Competing families tried to build the highest campanile to impress each other. Here the plague raged in 1464 and 1631, starting a period of decadence for the town: the town-walls fell to pieces, the Medieval mansions fell into disrepair and no one had enough money to stop all this, as the richest and most important families had left the town because of the plague. Consequently, the architectural and artistic heritage remained untouched for four centuries, and the town preserved its medieval characteristic architecture intact. This is a guide to Siena, Volterra, and San Gimignano. There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions and of the Palio di Siena. It contains many reviews for the best recommended restaurants that are at the location described. Seller Inventory # APC9781517101992

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Early American Furniture: Including Many Collectors Pieces of Rich Veneer and With Inlay, Highboys, Secretaries, Chests of Drawers, Daybeds and Various Types of Tables Desks, Lowboys, Sideboards, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Queen Anne Windsor and Other Chairs The owner has been fortunate in securing a splendid group of Queen Anne and Chippendale mirrors, in walnut and mahogany with carved and gilded decoration. The balance of the furniture consists of three pedestal dining tables, in mahogany and of the popular Duncan Phyfe type, inlaid card tables, sewing and tripod tables. Mention is made of the following examples that will make a special appeal because of their rarity, - a Queen Anne walnut tea table with oblong tray top and Dutch feet, and a block-front card table attributed to a cabinetmaker of Newport, R. I. Each session of the sale begins with early American glass in varied colors and ends with a number of hand-woven linen and wool, and white candlewick American coverlets of the last century. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781527919501

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James Allen

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About this Item: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Keepsake ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This handsome lifetime edition of the beloved and bestselling inspirational classic features the complete original text plus a special bonus work: Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen s final and most practical work. Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allen s As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent work that has sold millions of copies since it first appeared in the early twentieth century, and continues to reach countless readers in the twenty-first. Now, in time for the holiday season, this devotional landmark receives perhaps its most beautiful publication ever with this special keepsake edition, featuring: - matte jacket - one-piece cloth casing with gold stamping and black inlaid text - gold-ribbon place marker - acid-free paper - two-color printed endpapers - glossy frontispiece image of the author - author time line, bibliography, and biography The compact narrative of As a Man Thinketh is accompanied by a rare bonus book by James Allen: Eight Pillars of Prosperity. It is the author s last work, from 1911, and his most hands-on and practical. Here is the perfect volume to give as a gift (including to yourself!), cherish as an heirloom, and read for a lifetime. Seller Inventory # AAS9781585427390

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W.B. Yeats

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About this Item: The MacMillan Co., New York NY, 1926. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 1927 New and reset edition w/ additional material. 477 pp. includes several b&w plates. Autobiographical writings including Reveries Over Childhood and Youth (1914); The Trembling of the Veil (1922-1926); and notes. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; toning to end papers from inlaid DJ; owner's name on front free end paper. Dust Jacket separated into 4 pieces and inlaid. Seller Inventory # 221641

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Garside, Jack

Published by Vestal Press, Vestal New York (1996)

ISBN 10: 1879511010 ISBN 13: 9781879511019

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About this Item: Vestal Press, Vestal New York, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Good. covers have minor wear, corners very lightly bumped, stapled binding tight, pages unmarked, iv + 40 pages including index, how to cut, shape and inlay small pieces of wood to create simple to elaborate pictures and designs, bw and color illustrations Size: 8.5 x 11. Seller Inventory # 030237

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Carl Engel

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 136 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.3in.From the INTRODUCTION. Music, in however primitive a stage of development it may be with some nations, is universally appreciated as one of the Fine Arts. The origin of vocal music may have been coeval with that of language; and the construction of musical instruments evidently dates with the earliest inventions which suggested themselves to human ingenuity. There exist even at the present day some savage tribes in Australia and South America who, although they have no more than the five first numerals in their language and are thereby unable to count the fingers of both hands together, nevertheless possess musical instruments of their own contrivance, with which they accompany their songs and dances. Wood, metal, and the hide of animals are the most common substances used in the construction of musical instruments. In tropical countries bamboo or some similar kind of cane and gourds are especially made use of for this purpose. The ingenuity of man has contrived to employ in producing music, horn, bone, glass, pottery, slabs of sonorous stone in fact, almost all vibrating matter. The strings of instruments have been made of the hair of animals, of silk, the runners of creeping plants, the fibrous roots of certain trees, of cane, catgut (which, absurdly referred to the cat, is from the sheep, goat, lamb, camel, and some other animals), metal, etc. The mode in which individual nations or tribes are in the habit of embellishing their musical instruments is sometimes as characteristic as it is singular. In several districts of Western Africa affix to their drums human skulls. A war-trumpet of the king of Ashantee which was brought to England is surrounded by human jawbones. The Maoris in New Zealand carve around the mouth -hole of their trumpets a figure intended, it is said, to represent female lips. The materials for ornamentation chiefly employed by savages are bright colours, beads, shells, grasses, the bark of trees, feathers, stones, gilding, pieces of looking-glass inlaid like mosaic, etc. Uncivilised nations are sure to consider anything which is bright and glittering ornamental, especially if it is also scarce. Captain Tuckey saw in Congo an instrument which was ornamented with part of the broken frame of a looking-glass, to which were affixed in a semicircle a number of brass buttons with the head of Louis XVI. on them, perhaps a relic of some French sailor drowned near the coast years ago. Again, musical instruments are not infrequently formed in the shape of certain animals. Thus, a kind of harmonicon of the Chinese represents the figure of a crouching tiger. The Burmese possess a stringed instrument in the shape of an alligator. Even more grotesque are the imitations of various beasts adopted by the Javanese. The natives of New Guinea have a singularly shaped drum, terminating in the head of a reptile. A wooden rattle like a bird is a favorite instrument of the Indians of Nootka Sound. In short, not only the inner construction of the instruments and their peculiar quality of sound exhibit in most nations certain distinctive characteristics, but it is also in great measure true as to their outward appearance. An arrangement of the various kinds of musical instruments in a regular order, beginning with that kind which is the most universally known, and progressing gradually to the least usual, gives the following results. Instruments of percussion of indefinite sonorousness or, in other words, pulsatile instruments which have not a sound of a fixed pitch, as the drum, rattle, castanets, etc. , are most universal. Wind instruments of the flute kind including pipes, whistles, flutes, Pandean pipes, etc. are also to be found almost everywhere. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781518713712

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William Frederick Dix

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Face in the Girandole: A Romance of Old Furniture Home. One day she discovered the allur ing shop of Old Pierre and Young Pierre, who browsed about among these old New Jersey towns and rescued, at insignificant prices, blackened and battered scullery tables, which, under their transforming hands, emerged as inlaid mahogany side boards or console-tables, and cleverly exhumed other despised articles which forthwith became pieces of beauty. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781331573456

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James Allen

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About this Item: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Keepsake ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This handsome lifetime edition of the beloved and bestselling inspirational classic features the complete original text plus a special bonus work: Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen s final and most practical work. Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allen s As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent work that has sold millions of copies since it first appeared in the early twentieth century, and continues to reach countless readers in the twenty-first. Now, in time for the holiday season, this devotional landmark receives perhaps its most beautiful publication ever with this special keepsake edition, featuring: - matte jacket - one-piece cloth casing with gold stamping and black inlaid text - gold-ribbon place marker - acid-free paper - two-color printed endpapers - glossy frontispiece image of the author - author time line, bibliography, and biography The compact narrative of As a Man Thinketh is accompanied by a rare bonus book by James Allen: Eight Pillars of Prosperity. It is the author s last work, from 1911, and his most hands-on and practical. Here is the perfect volume to give as a gift (including to yourself!), cherish as an heirloom, and read for a lifetime. Seller Inventory # BZV9781585427390

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Robert Leleux

Published by Griffin Publishing, United States (2009)

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About this Item: Griffin Publishing, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is The Houston Press s Best Houston Book of the Year for 2008. In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a Saturday afternoon in early June 1996, on the inlaid Florentine table in the front entry of our house, which we found that night upon returning from a day spent in the creme-colored light of Neiman s, Daddy wrote that he was leaving us because Mother was crazy, and because she d driven me crazy in a way that perfectly suited her own insanity. In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can t afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenaged Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies---all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband. Mother s strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater s world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions---and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself. Written with a warmth and a wicked sense of fun that lighten even the most awful circumstances, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is a sparkling debut. Seller Inventory # AAV9780312361693

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James Allen

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About this Item: Tarcher. Hardcover. Condition: New. 272 pages. Dimensions: 7.2in. x 5.3in. x 1.0in.This handsome lifetime edition of the beloved and bestselling inspirational classic features the complete original text plus a special bonus work: Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allens final and most practical work. Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allens As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent work that has sold millions of copies since it first appeared in the early twentieth century, and continues to reach countless readers in the twenty-first. Now, in time for the holiday season, this devotional landmark receives perhaps its most beautiful publication ever with this special keepsake edition, featuring: matte jacket one-piece cloth casing with gold stamping and black inlaid text gold-ribbon place marker acid-free paper two-color printed endpapers glossy frontispiece image of the author author time line, bibliography, and biography The compact narrative of As a Man Thinketh is accompanied by a rare bonus book by James Allen: Eight Pillars of Prosperity. It is the authors last work, from 1911, and his most hands-on and practical. Here is the perfect volume to give as a gift (including to yourself!), cherish as an heirloom, and read for a lifetime. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9781585427390

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Robert Leleux

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About this Item: Griffin Publishing, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is The Houston Press s Best Houston Book of the Year for 2008. In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a Saturday afternoon in early June 1996, on the inlaid Florentine table in the front entry of our house, which we found that night upon returning from a day spent in the creme-colored light of Neiman s, Daddy wrote that he was leaving us because Mother was crazy, and because she d driven me crazy in a way that perfectly suited her own insanity. In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can t afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenaged Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies---all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband. Mother s strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater s world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions---and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself. Written with a warmth and a wicked sense of fun that lighten even the most awful circumstances, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is a sparkling debut. Seller Inventory # AAV9780312361693

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Harry Bennett Edwards

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from A Tantalus Cup, Vol. 2 of 3: A Novel She would have known had one line or One tint been untrue to its original. The ?oor was inlaid in Mosaic design, with many coloured woods; there was no. Carpet, but costly rugs and skins were spread about over it. Each separate piece of furniture, each ornament, was a work of art, and everywhere the eye rested on costly gems in silver, gold. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781330706794

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Fred Chappell

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About this Item: Louisiana State University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 81 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.In this sharply innovative collection, renowned poet Fred Chappell layers words and images to create a new and dramatic poetic form--the poem-within-a-poem. Like the shadow box in the volumes title, each piece consists of an inner world contained, framed, supported by an outer--the two interdependent, sometimes supplementary, often contrary. For example, the grim but gorgeous The Caretakers is a landscape that reveals another image inside it. Chappell also introduces sonnets in which the sestet nests within the octet. Play serves as an important component, but the poems do not depend upon gamesmanship or verbal strategems. Instead, they delicately or wittily trace human feelings, respond somberly to the news of the world, and rejoice in humankinds plentiful variety of attitudes and beliefs. Just as an x-ray can show the inner structure of a physical object, so the techniques in Shadow Box display the internal energies of the separate works. With this new form--the enclosed or embedded or inlaid poem--Chappell broadens the expressive possibilities of formal poetry, intrigues the imagination in an entirely new way, and offers surprise and revelation in sudden flashes. At once revolutionary and traditional, Shadow Box contains an Aladdins trove of surprises. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780807134535

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ISBN 10: 2080203479 ISBN 13: 9782080203472

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About this Item: Flammarion. Hardcover. Condition: New. 216 pages. This broad spectrum of interiors draws inspiration from both the classic French decorative tradition and the freshest Parisian home designs. Discover the rich diversity of Parisian style in thirty-four interiors that are rife with inspiration and grouped into five thematic chapters. Classic interiors feature crystal chandeliers and gilt-framed mirrors, a marble bust flanked by eighteenth-century Louis XV rattan chairs, or floral-embroidered Chinese tapestries paired with a mother-of-pearl-inlaid armoire. Modern interiors incorporate mod Tulip chairs, geometric Calder-esque mobiles, and vibrant-hued polycarbonate dining sets. A passion for collecting comes to the fore through taxidermy, tribal arts, Slavic textile motifs, 1950s domestic design pieces, or expertly grouped photographs. Designer and artist abodes exude an irrepressibly creative vibe, from kitsch playland to 1940s boudoir lounge. Romantic interiors include powdered palettes and Provenal fabrics or plush velvet couches and a whitewashed pine buffet. Guillaume de Laubier leads us into the private realm of the Parisian design elite, chez Jacques Garcia, Vanessa Bruno, Jacques Grange, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Pierre et Gilles, or the late fashion muse Loulou de la Falaise. His photographs capture sleek Scandinavian lines, traditionalist opulence, modernist curves, and exotic accents, documenting each unique interior with flair. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9782080203472

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