Erscheinungsdatum: 17.09.2017, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Bibliography of Eighteenth Century Art and Illustrated Books, Titelzusatz: Being a guide to collectors of illustrated works in English and French of the period. by J. Lewine. With thirty-five plates, giving specimens of the work of the artists of the time, Autor: Lewine, J., Verlag: Hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Geschichte // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 708, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 1170 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts ab 48.99 € als Taschenbuch: (1530 1930) and Their Marks of Ownership. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Wirtschaft & Soziales,
Colored Plate Books and Their Values ab 20.49 € als Taschenbuch: Sporting Books Works on Natural History Travels Etc Book Collectors Series No. 1. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, English, International, Englische Taschenbücher,
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island, and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence. The sale, of course, never materialized, as later events make obvious, but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult's original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory. Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique among its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade, recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult's possession, commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction. As such, the catalogue is a uniquely, almost absurdly valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062435/bk_acx0_062435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mystery deepens in the gripping second novel in David Baldacci's Camel Club series, The Collectors. Annabelle is a beautiful stranger with a mysterious past, planning the heist of the century - two short cons to fund a long con, then a life of unashamed luxury, incognito in a foreign land. Jonathan DeHaven, the shy head of the Rare Books Division at the Library of Congress, is planning nothing more than an uneventful day amongst his cherished collection. But when Jonathan is found dead by Caleb Shaw, a member of the Camel Club, two conspiracies are destined to meet as the club determines to track down the dead man's long-lost wife - and Annabelle decides to avenge the death of her beloved ex-husband. Unfortunately, the victim of Annabelle's long con has sworn eternal revenge, and Jonathan's killers will stop at nothing to keep the truth about his death, and the code they have perfected over the years, from surfacing.... The Collectors is followed by Stone Cold, Divine Justice and Hell's Corner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001232/bk_macm_001232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000 volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel's musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria's library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010590/bk_tant_010590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How is it that comic books - the once-reviled form of lowbrow popular culture - are now the rage for Hollywood blockbusters, the basis for best-selling video games, and the inspiration for literary graphic novels? In Demanding Respect, Paul Lopes immerses himself in the discourse and practices of this art and subculture to provide a social history of the American comic book over the last 75 years. Lopes analyzes the cultural production, reception, and consumption of American comic books throughout history. He charts the rise of superheroes, the proliferation of serials, and the emergence of graphic novels. Demanding Respect explores how comic books born in the 1930s were perceived as a "menace" in the 1950s, only to later become collectors' items and eventually "hip" fiction in the 1980s through today. Using a theoretical framework to examine the construction of comic book culture - the artists, publishers, readers, and fans - Lopes explains how and why comic books have captured the public's imagination and gained a fanatic cult following. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert A K Gonyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056180/bk_acx0_056180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bibliography of Eighteenth Century Art and Illustrated Books ab 43.9 € als Taschenbuch: Being a guide to collectors of illustrated works in English and French of the period; by J. Lewine. With thirty-five plates giving specimens of the work of the artists of the time. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Geschichte,