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Online Adoptions 2014: Books

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Augsburg's Ben Bernanke
Nihil novi sub sole! In this treatise the jurist Philipp Baumgartner (active in Augsburg, 1620–1624) discusses legal questions relating to fraudulent …
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Russian Musical Much Ado
These three songs were incidental music to the Vakhtangov Theatre’s 1936 production of Much Ado About Nothing. It brought early success to Tikhon …
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First Travel Guide to France
This is the second edition of the first tourist guide to France, produced during the reign of Louis XIII. In addition to several maps and little …
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Fine Press Twelfth Night
Illustrated by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942), the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is the latest addition to the Folger’s …
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Funding St Paul's Cathedral
In the first year of her reign, Queen Anne issued this act to raise funds needed for the completion of St Paul's Cathedral. The 1666 Great Fire of …
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Scottish Family Prayerbook
Although much of the red velvet is worn away from use, the silver furniture on this armorial binding is beautifully crafted. The corner plates with a …
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Happy Birthday to the Dutch Prince
In 1641, Dutch sovereign Frederick Hendrick (1584–1647), received for his birthday a copy of this emblem book which was published for the occasion. …
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How to Raise a Child in 1685
This is a French-Catholic book about child care. The chapters cover hygiene, clothing, prayer and holy matters, study, and recreation, as well as …
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Ceremony of the Mass
Johann Faber was a Dominican preacher. Faced with constant resistance as Lutheranism moved through Germany, Faber here defends the sacraments and the …
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Prize Victorian Shakespeare
This Victorian edition of Shakespeare was presented as a prize to fifteen-year-old John Evelyn Barlas from the Merchant Taylors’ School in 1876. A …
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Shakespeare in Words and Photographs
Notable for its six mounted, photographic plates by the late-19th century photographer Poulton, including images of Shakespeare from the Chandos …
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Things That Go Bump in the Night
Miracles, mysteries and so-called urban legends are always good for business, and in this case, for one’s faith, too. For to the person reporting the …
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