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The Fighting Temeraire

Author : Sam Willis
ISBN : 9781849167055
Genre : History
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J.M.W. Turner's The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1838) was his masterpiece. Sam Willis tells the real-life story behind this remarkable painting. The 98-gun Temeraire warship broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson's flagship Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), saving Nelson at a crucial moment in the battle, and, in the words of John Ruskin, fought until her sides ran 'wet with the long runlets of English blood...those pale masts that stayed themselves up against the war-ruin, shaking out their ensigns through the thunder, till sail and ensign dropped.' It is a story that unites the art of war as practised by Nelson with the art of war as depicted by Turner and, as such, it ranges across an extensive period of Britain's cultural and military history in ways that other stories do not. The result is a detailed picture of British maritime power at two of its most significant peaks in the age of sail: the climaxes of both the Seven Years' War (1756-63) and the Napoleonic Wars (1798-1815). It covers every aspect of life in the sailing navy, with particular emphasis on amphibious warfare, disease, victualling, blockade, mutiny and, of course, fleet battle, for it was at Trafalgar that the Temeraire really won her fame. An evocative and magnificent narrative history by a master historian.
Category: History

Medieval Tapestries In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9780870996443
Genre : Tapestry
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A study of the condition, subject, design, manufacture, ownership, and exhibitions for each tapestry or set of tapestries in the Museum's medieval tapestry collection. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Category: Tapestry

British Books

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ISBN : UOM:39015071098928
Genre : Bibliography
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The Bookseller

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ISBN : UOM:39015071099371
Genre : Bibliography
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
Category: Bibliography

Monographic Series

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UIUC:30112024897552
Genre : Children's literature in series
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Category: Children's literature in series

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : ONB:+Z258649505
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Print Prices Current

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ISBN : WISC:89057181315
Genre : Engraving
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Being a complete alphabetical record of all engravings and etchings sold by auction in London, each item annotated with the date of sale and price realised.
Category: Engraving

Library Of Congress Catalogs

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UOM:39015054479582
Genre : Monographic series
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Late Gothic Europe 1400 1500

Author : Margaret Scott
ISBN : IND:30000042791214
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Category: Clothing and dress

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : HARVARD:HW36BI
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The Pocket

Author : Barbara Burman
ISBN : 9780300239072
Genre : Design
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Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives--from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen--and explore their consumption practices, work, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. The authors draw on an unprecedented study of surviving pockets in museums and private collections to identify their materials, techniques, and decoration; their use is investigated through sources as diverse as criminal trials, letters, diaries, inventories, novels, and advertisements. Richly illustrated with paintings, satirical prints, and photographs of artifacts in detail, this innovative book reveals the unexpected story of these deeply evocative and personal objects.
Category: Design

Set In Stone

Author : Charles T. Little
ISBN : 9781588391926
Genre : Face in art
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Category: Face in art