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Online Adoptions 2014: Books



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Augsburg's Ben Bernanke
$325
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
$350
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
$1,825
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
$4,500
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
$250
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
$2,400
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
$975
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
$585
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
$975
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
$750
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
$450
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
$2,500
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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