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Ornate Letters Vector Designs

Author : Alan Weller
ISBN : 9780486991733
Genre : Design
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These artistically rendered initials and letters represent an array of historical periods and styles, including Gothic/Medieval, Celtic, Romantic, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Moderne, and many others. The letters lend themselves to a wide range of uses, and when rendered in the form of easily manipulated and customized vector files, their possibilities expand even further. This CD-ROM and Book set includes: • 459 highly scalable, Vector-based graphics saved in EPS and SVG formats; also saved as high-res JPEG files • 40 texture images • Tutorials on scaling, twisting, repetition, patterns, colors, fills, layers, compound paths, and other invaluable techniques • Gallery section offering inspiring design ideas; JPEGs included for all Gallery graphics
Category: Design

Ornate Letters And Initials

Author : Dover Publications Inc
ISBN : 0486995305
Genre : Art
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Vast amount of attractive letters enclosed by floral and foliated motifs, cherubs, mythical creatures, and other quaint figures. Ideal for immediate use in a host of print projects. 812 black-and-white designs.
Category: Art

The Material Letter In Early Modern England

Author : J. Daybell
ISBN : 9781137006066
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.
Category: Literary Criticism

Swash Letter Alphabets

Author : Dan X. Solo
ISBN : 9780486293325
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Add a touch of panache and style to a wide variety of graphic projects with the decorative letters in this unusual and practical collection. Typographer Dan X. Solo has compiled 100 different swash letter fonts -- typefaces characterized by ornate letters with long tails and flourishes. Included here are: Cantini Casual; Cranston; El Greco; Goudy Cursive; Italian Slab Fancy; Mardi Gras Regular; Raffia Initials; Rousseau Fancy; Allegro Swash; Artcraft and dozens more. All fonts include uppercase alphabets; most also contain lowercase letters and numerals. Inexpensive and royalty-free, these alphabets are ideal for use in display ads, on posters, signs, menus -- almost any printed communications.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Coins Of England And The United Kingdom 2020

Author : Emma Howard
ISBN : 9781912667536
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the present day, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. Under Elizabeth II the decimal issues are separated from the pre-decimal coinages, with all decimal coinage since 1968 listed in a separate volume, available as an independent publication for the first time in 2020.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Miyazawa Kenji

Author : Kenji Miyazawa
ISBN : 9780520247796
Genre : History
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Collects English translations of Miyazawa Kenji's poetry that provides a portrait of life in Japan in the early twentieth century.
Category: History

The Printed Book In Brittany 1484 1600

Author : Malcolm Walsby
ISBN : 9789004204515
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using archival as well as printed sources, this book analyses the place of the printing press and of the printed book in late fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Brittany and casts new light on the development of printing in provincial France.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Calligraphy For Dummies

Author : Jim Bennett
ISBN : 9781118051290
Genre : Art
File Size : 68.77 MB
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You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you: All the tools you need to practice the craft Where to get the proper ink and paper How to master several alphabets Different variations to change the look of letters How to mix and match your alphabets How to create a poster, sign, or certificate Ways to design and letter a quotation Common mistakes that can easily be avoided Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
Category: Art

Medieval Armenian Manuscripts At The University Of California Los Angeles

Author : Avedis Krikor Sanjian
ISBN : 0520097920
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This catalog contains detailed descriptions of ninety-one items in the Armenian Manuscript Collection in the Department of Special Collections at the University Research Library of the University of California, Los Angeles. Acquired by the library in 1968 from Dr. Garo Owen Minasian, the collection includes manuscripts of ecclesiastical character as well as theological and philosophical works, medical treatises, and anthologies of poetry.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Journal Of Numismatics

Author : Frank Henry Norton
ISBN : UOM:39015038695873
Genre : Numismatics
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Vols. 42-49 include the Proceedings of the American numismatics society, 1908-1915/16.
Category: Numismatics

The Secret Mitzvah Of Lucio Burke

Author : Steven Hayward
ISBN : 0307369455
Genre : Fiction
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The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke is a hilarious and memorable first novel about youth and passion, family and community, miracles and violence and baseball. This moving love story, also a richly imagined chapter of Toronto history, begins on a summer afternoon in 1933, when Lucio Burke knocks a great ungainly bird out of the Toronto sky with a single perfect throw of a baseball. Thus it is that Lucio, a careful seventeen-year-old whose father died the night he was born, is drawn out of himself and into a complicated world.
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Letter Perfect

Author : David Sacks
ISBN : 9780307419088
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A fun, lively, and learned excursion into the alphabet—and cultural history. Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions: the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Letter Perfect is accessible, entertaining, and essential to the appreciation of our own language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural Contacts In The Medieval Mediterranean

Author : Benjamin Arbel
ISBN : 9781135781880
Genre : History
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These essays by medievalists touch upon many aspects of intercultural links in the medieval Mediterranean, covering not only strictly cultural and religious contacts, but also political, military, ethnic, social institutional, scientific and technological relationships.
Category: History

Fevre Dream

Author : George R. R. Martin
ISBN : 9780553900989
Genre : Fiction
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A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.
Category: Fiction

Dexter S Final Cut

Author : Jeff Lindsay
ISBN : 9780385536523
Genre : Fiction
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With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit. Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame. Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.
Category: Fiction

The Corporal Works Of Murder

Author : Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
ISBN : 9781429907569
Genre : Fiction
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Poor Inspector Gallagher -- his premonition was right. Sister Mary Helen is once more in the middle of a homicide case. Not that she wants to be. No one would envy the poor nun, who finds herself holding a dying young woman -- shot to death in the street almost directly outside the Refuge for homeless women where Mary Helen volunteers. And even while she grieves over the loss of life, Mary Helen spots something odd about the victim. Although she is wearing near-rags, her skin is unblemished and healthy-looking. Her perfect teeth are white and unstained. She doesn't look like a woman whose life has been spent in poverty, in the streets. Mary Helen's feeling is borne out when she discovers that the dead woman was a Vice Department officer trying to find the people responsible for a neighborhood prostitute ring. And in spite of her own conscience warning her, the old nun feels that since the murder happened in front of HER refuge, it is her duty to find the officer's killer. She justifies this by telling herself that her connections with the women who use the Refuge put her in a unique position to get some inside information about what is going on in their neighborhood. After all, isn't one of the Refuge's very own women, Geraldine, the aunt of Junior Johnson? And isn't Junior just about the most powerful and knowledgeable man in the 'hood? So Sister Mary Helen plunges in, determined to find Sarah Spencer's killer. Her "invasion" of the case enrages Inspector Gallagher, but if she is to succeed, his further fury will be well worth Mary Helen's triumph. The police officers assigned to the crimes that turn out to be "hers" might make a case that someone Mary Helen's age is running a serious risk when she deals with criminals and their world. But the delightful old nun has the weapons of her logical mind, and her determination. And just maybe Someone whom she serves is rooting for her. In any case, she is able to work out of perilous situations, come up with commonsense answers, and gather a huge circle of loving fans as she meddles in murder.
Category: Fiction

Tongue First

Author : Emily Jenkins
ISBN : 9781466882409
Genre : Social Science
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A smart, humorous exploration of bodily thrills and paranoia from aerobics to acupuncture, strip shows to sensory deprivation. Your perception of your body will change when you read this book. You will be pulling on your boxer shorts or your black lace bra, and suddenly consider why you decorate yourself the way you do. You will shake up your martini, kiss your beloved, read a dirty magazine, go for a jog, and think about what your bodily behavior says about your soul. And what it is doing to your soul. You will notice the defenses you erect for yourself. Perhaps a tube of lipstick. Perhaps an addiction. Testing the boundaries between fear and temptation, Emily Jenkins takes us on a journey from ordinary physical experiences (going to the dentist, putting on stockings) to extreme ones (snorting heroin, shaving her head). She interviews people whose bodies are radically different from hers and enters communities where people share unusual ideas about physicality. Sometimes you will recognize your own habits. Other times you'll be shocked or repulsed. Always you will find yourself questioning the ordinary things you do, rethinking your relationship to your body.
Category: Social Science

Pulling Power

Author : Christian Cook
ISBN : 9780595219261
Genre : Fiction
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EARTHQUAKE HOSPITAL SUICIDE SHOCK. A group of patients rescued from the earthquake in California were discovered carrying out a bizarre suicide pact yesterday. By listening in on staff discussions the four had discovered that all of them needed a heart transplant in order to survive, but only one heart was available. Not wanting to leave the decision in the hands of others they began a twisted game of chance, in order to decide who received the heart. “It was a temporary ward,” explained Dr. Bowndes. “There was a mass of wires on the floor that powered the radios, lamps, ECGs and ventilators by their beds. They went round, in turn, pulling out one plug at a time. They had no idea what was plugged in where — it was Russian Roulette with power plugs.” The nurse who discovered the aftermath described it as ‘like something out of a horror movie.’ FULL STORY INSIDE…
Category: Fiction


Author : Eric Walters
ISBN : 9781459805453
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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DJ jets across the Atlantic to England to follow a series of obscure clues and symbols he hopes will reveal the truth about his grandfather. In London, he stays with Doris, the elderly woman he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with. Laid up with a broken ankle, Doris has her grandchild, Charlie, offer assistance. Charlie—short for Charlotte—is a beautiful model who is romantically (and secretly) linked to a member of the British Royal Family. Spies, guns, double agents, the Cambridge Five and a vintage E-Type Jag are a few of the things DJ and Charlie encounter on an adventure that makes climbing Kilimanjaro look like a walk in the park. Sleeper is the sequel to both Jungle Land, part of The Seven Prequels and Between Heaven and Earth, part of Seven (The Series).
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Rose S Garden

Author : Carrie Brown
ISBN : 9781565128231
Genre : Fiction
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A visit from an angel changes the life of a grieving widower in this “deeply touching love story” by the award-winning author of The Last First Day (Booklist). In the four months since Conrad Morrissey’s beloved wife, Rose, died, he has let her cherished garden slide into neglect, just as he has stopped caring what he eats or wears. But there, in Rose’s overgrown and unkempt garden, Conrad receives an unearthly visitor, familiar yet perplexing. It appears to be an angel—though it’s the last person he ever expected to see wearing wings. What does this mean? What should he do? What would vivacious Rose have done? She would not have kept it a secret, Conrad decides, so he begins to share his story. And suddenly he finds himself learning how Rose touched the lives of people he barely knew. These people, from a silent, damaged young woman to the chattering ladies of Rose’s drama group, begin to shape his own days as they make unlikely pilgrimages to the garden. Conrad thought his life was over, but now—as a disaster threatens the tiny New Hampshire town where all of them live—there is hope in Rose’s last message of love. “A magical first novel . . . both luminous and wise.” —The New York Times Book Review “Brown’s writing . . . conveys intense events and emotions with a deceivingly gentle touch.” —USA Today “Simply the most romantic love story you will read this year. Don’t miss it.” —Albuquerque Journal
Category: Fiction