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A Song Of The English (annotated & Illustrated)

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ContentsA song of the English -- The coastwise lights -- The song of the dead -- The deep-sea cables -- The song of the sons -- The song of the cities -- England's answer.

The Illustrated Beatus: The Eleventh And Twelfth Centuries V.4

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This is the fourth in the series of catalogues that present detailed descriptions and complete cycles of illustrations of all existing manuscripts of the Commentary on the Apocalypse written by the eighth century Spanish monk, Beatus. The entire corpus, which spans the ninth to the thirteenth century, constitutes the greatest single tradition of Apocalyptic imagery in the Middle Ages. The manuscripts catalogued here are from the eleventh and twelfth centuries: the Silos Beatus in London; the Corsini Beatus in Rome; the Turin Beatus; the Osma Beatus; the Leon Fragment and the Berlin Beatus. All illustrations in these six manuscripts are reproduced, and each catalogue entry discusses the location of production, the work of the outstanding illuminators and scribes, as well as details of codicology. A short introduction places the manuscripts in their historical context and analyzes the style of miniatures. The volume includes an exhaustive Bibliography, relevant Tables, and Index.

In A Steamer Chair, And Other Ship-board Stories, By Robert Barr (illustrated)

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Robert Barr (16 September 1849 - 21 October 1912was a Scottish-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. Early Years in Canada Barr emigrated with his parents to Upper Canada at age four and was educated in Toronto at Toronto Normal School. Barr became a teacher and eventual headmaster of the Central School of Windsor, Ontario. While he had that job he began to contribute short stories-often based on personal experiences-to the Detroit Free Press. In 1876 Barr quit his teaching position to become a staff member of that publication, in which his contributions were published with the pseudonym "Luke Sharp." This nom de plume was derived from the time he attended school in Toronto. At that time he would pass on his daily commute a shop sign marked, "Luke Sharpe, Undertaker," a combination of words Barr considered amusing in their incongruity.Barr was promoted by the Detroit Free Press, eventually becoming its news editor. London years In 1881 Barr decided to "vamoose the ranch," as he stated, and relocated to London, to establish there the weekly English edition of the Detroit Free Press.[4] In 1892 he founded the magazine The Idler, choosing Jerome K. Jerome as his collaborator (wanting, as Jerome said, "a popular name"). He retired from its co-editorship in 1895. In London of the 1890s Barr became a more prolific author-publishing a book a year-and was familiar with many of the best-selling authors of his day, including Bret Harte and Stephen Crane. Most of his literary output was of the crime genre, then quite in vogue. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were becoming well-known Barr published in the Idler the first Holmes parody, "The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs" (1892), a spoof that was continued a decade later in another Barr story, "The Adventure of the Second Swag" (1904). Despite the jibe at the growing Holmes phenomenon Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Doyle describes him in his memoirs Memories and Adventures as, "a volcanic Anglo-or rather Scot-American, with a violent manner, a wealth of strong adjectives, and one of the kindest natures underneath it all." Death Robert Barr died from heart disease on 21 October 1912, at his home in Woldingham, a small village to the southeast of London.


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