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History

History

  • From Slave Ship to Harvard From Slave Ship to Harvard

    From Slave Ship to Harvard

    $26.95
    From Slave Ship to Harvard is the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records,...
    $26.95
  • Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape

    Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape

    $18.95
    Black Philadelphians have shaped Philadelphia history since colonial times. In Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape, Amy Cohen recounts notable aspects of the Black experience in Philadelphia from the late 1600s to the 1960s and how this history...
    $18.95
  • The Book of Bibles T40 Series The Book of Bibles T40 Series

    The Book of Bibles T40 Series

    $30.00
    This gorgeous edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library. With examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualizations of the bible in various theological and...
    $30.00
  • Modern Man in the Making Facsimile Edition Modern Man in the Making Facsimile Edition

    Modern Man in the Making Facsimile Edition

    $65.00
    A gorgeous facsimile of an ultrarare, canonical volume from the pioneer of infographics, analyzing “fundamental trends in the social, political and economic life of humanity.” Otto Neurath’s famous Modern Man in the Making, first published by Alfred A...
    $65.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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