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History

History

  • Basilius Besler: The Garden at Eichstatt Basilius Besler: The Garden at Eichstatt

    Basilius Besler: The Garden at Eichstatt

    $200.00
    The 367 exquisite hand-colored plates of the Hortus Eystettensis, published in 1613 with elaborate descriptions to record the palatial gardens in Eichstätt, Bavaria, were a landmark in botanical illustration. This facsimile edition, featuring...
    $200.00
  • A Book on Books: New Aesthetics in Book Design A Book on Books: New Aesthetics in Book Design

    A Book on Books: New Aesthetics in Book Design

    $45.00
    From scrolls and sheets of papyrus to elaborate and expensive codices to the mass press-printed volumes as we know them today, books have come a long way since writing was first developed. Although digital technology has impacted how we consume...
    $45.00
  • Playing Games Playing Games

    Playing Games

    $24.00
    An illustrated history of games, their history and the people who played them, from antiquity to the present. Author: Helen Constantino Fioratti Softcover Publisher: Edizioni Polistampa 2014 174 pages, 9.5" x 6.5" ISBN: 9788859613282
    $24.00
  • Ganesh Ganesh

    Ganesh

    $11.99
    Son of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh is the elephant-headed deity known most often as a remover (and sometimes creator) of obstacles. Ganesh is also seen as a figure of prosperity and protection. This publication in the mini book scale...
    $11.99
  • Iliad translated by Emily Wilson Iliad translated by Emily Wilson

    Iliad translated by Emily Wilson

    $39.95
    When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in 2017—revealing the ancient poem in a contemporary idiom that was “fresh, unpretentious and lean” (Madeline Miller, Washington Post)—critics lauded it...
    $39.95
  • On the Turtle's Back On the Turtle's Back

    On the Turtle's Back

    $25.95
    The Lenape tribe, also known as the Delaware Nation, lived for centuries on the land that English colonists later called New Jersey. But once America gained its independence, they were forced to move further west: to Indiana, then Missouri, and finally...
    $25.95
  • The Bazaars of Istanbul The Bazaars of Istanbul

    The Bazaars of Istanbul

    $60.00
    The bazaar quarter of Istanbul is a mirror of the city itself: many-faceted and hectic, extraordinarily beautiful and chaotic at the same time. On the historic peninsula, centuries-old market halls and mosques share space with kiosks and new concrete...
    $60.00
  • Phantoms of Fairmont Phantoms of Fairmont

    Phantoms of Fairmont

    $12.00
    Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and Fairmount is among its most famous.  But you know it for the Parkway and the museums.  Did you know it is also home to a ghostly history?  Eastern State Penitentiary has had countless reports of...
    $12.00
  • Covered with Night Covered with Night

    Covered with Night

    $20.00
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning history that transforms a single event in 1722 into an unparalleled portrait of early America.  In the winter of 1722, on the eve of a major conference between the Five Nations of the Haudenosaunee (also known as the...
    $20.00
  • Lost Restaurants of Philadelphia Lost Restaurants of Philadelphia

    Lost Restaurants of Philadelphia

    $23.99
    Long before Philadelphia’s food scene was splashed on covers of Bon Appétit and local establishments garnered accolades like “America’s best  restaurant,” culinary pioneers set the city’s restaurant industry ablaze. Frenchman Georges Perrier brought...
    $23.99
  • Greek Myths Greek Myths

    Greek Myths

    $40.00
    The Greek myths are timeless classics, whose scenes and figures have captivated us since ancient times. The gods and heroes of these legends hold up a mirror to the human condition, embodying universal characteristics and truths – whether it be the...
    $40.00
  • Japanese Myths A Guide to Gods, Heroes and Spirits Japanese Myths A Guide to Gods, Heroes and Spirits

    Japanese Myths: A Guide to Gods, Heroes and Spirits

    $24.95
    An illustrated guide to the fantastic world of Japanese myths: retelling the stories and exploring how Japanese mythology has changed over time, as new gods, heroes, and spirits have entered the  canon. While people around the world love Japan’s...
    $24.95
  • Nation of Women Nation of Women

    Nation of Women

    $26.50
    In Delaware society at the beginning of this period, to be a woman meant to engage in the activities performed by women, including diplomacy, rather than to be defined by biological sex. Among the Delaware, being a "woman" was therefore a...
    $26.50
  • Fragile Freedom Fragile Freedom

    Fragile Freedom

    $24.00
    This book is the first to chronicle the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic. A Fragile Freedom  investigates how African American women in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the...
    $24.00
  • Not All Wives Not All Wives

    Not All Wives

    $26.50
    Marital status was a fundamental legal and cultural feature of women's identity in the eighteenth century. Free women who were not married could own property and make wills, contracts, and court appearances,  rights that the law of coverture...
    $26.50
  • Barnstorming in Eastern Pennsylvania and Beyond Barnstorming in Eastern Pennsylvania and Beyond

    Barnstorming in Eastern Pennsylvania and Beyond

    $35.00
    Barns are iconic features of the American landscape.  Among the wide variety of American barns, the Pennsylvania barn holds a special place in the agricultural traditions of North America. Combining features found in Alpine Switzerland and the...
    $35.00
  • 5 Days that Shook the World Seattle and Beyond 5 Days that Shook the World Seattle and Beyond

    5 Days that Shook the World Seattle and Beyond

    $20.00
    In the annals of popular protest in America, these have been shining  hours, achieved entirely outside the conventional arena of orderly  protest, white paper activism and the timid bleats of the professional leadership of big labor...
    $20.00
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Pencils You Should Know Philadelphia Museum of Art Pencils You Should Know

    Pencils You Should Know

    $16.95
    This a great book for pencil collectors, admirers, historians, artists, writers—anyone who gets excited about the new Palomino Blackwing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art exclusive Diana pencil for example, or a perfectly sharpened No. 2 Ticonderoga ...
    $16.95