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The Book of Kells

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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells by Ben Mackworth-Praed
English | August 14th, 2020 | ISBN: 0062511319 | 64 pages | True EPUB | 64.15 MB

The Book of Kells is the richest and most copiously illustrated book of in the Celto-Saxon style that still survives. However, despite its rarity and fame, there is little that is known about it. Reproducing over sixty of the wonderful images from the book itself, this guide describes the hidden meanings behind the illustrations and opens our eyes to the history behind them. Picking out the most interesting, beautiful and unique images from the 339 vellum leaves that comprise the book as a whole, it gives an illuminating insight into the manuscript and its creation. Published to coincide with St Patrick's Day, this book will appeal to everyone from the hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Book of Kells every year, to those interested in history, art or ancient artefacts and anyone with a passion for beautiful objects.

In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, UK Edition

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In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, UK Edition

In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, UK Edition by Peter Hellman
English | June 2nd, 2021 | ISBN: 1615194959 | 302 pages | True EPUB | 37.89 MB

As seen on ABC's The Con, an "engrossing account of wine fraud and forgery" that duped some of the biggest names in the elite world of wine collecting (Wall Street Journal)

The Arts of China

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The Arts of China

Hugo Munsterberg, "The Arts of China"
English | 1989 | ISBN: 0804800391, 0804816247 | 234 pages | EPUB | 6.2 MB

Card Night: Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them

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Card Night: Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them

Card Night: Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them by Will Roya
English | July 13th, 2021 | ISBN: 0762473517 | 256 pages | True EPUB | 28.43 MB

Learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classic card games, including rules and strategies.

Mapping America: The Incredible Story and Stunning Hand-Colored Maps and Engravings that Created the United States

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Mapping America: The Incredible Story and Stunning Hand-Colored Maps and Engravings that Created the United States

Mapping America: The Incredible Story and Stunning Hand-Colored Maps and Engravings that Created the United States by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Neal Asbury
English | July 6th, 2021 | ISBN: 1948062763 | 288 pages | True EPUB | 67.35 MB

The story of the exploration and birth of America is told afresh through the unique prism of hand-colored maps and engravings of the period.

No Compromise: The Work of Florence Knoll

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No Compromise: The Work of Florence Knoll

No Compromise: The Work of Florence Knoll by Ana Araujo
English | June 24th, 2021 | ISBN: 161689993X | 208 pages | True EPUB | 13.67 MB

Florence Knoll (1917–2019) was a leading force of modern design. She worked from 1945 to 1965 at Knoll Associates, first as business partner with her husband Hans Knoll, later as president after his death, and, finally, as design director. Her commissions became hallmarks of the modern era, including the Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia, and the Platner Collection by Warren Platner. She created classics like the Parallel Bar Collection, still in production today.

Thomas Chippendale (Shire Library)

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Thomas Chippendale (Shire Library)

Thomas Chippendale (Shire Library) by Adam Bowett, James Lomax
English | August 24th, 2021 | ISBN: 1784424773 | 64 pages | True EPUB | 14.97 MB

For at least 150 years, Thomas Chippendale has been synonymous with beautifully made eighteenth-century furniture in a variety of styles – Rococo, Chinese, Gothic and Neoclassical. Born in Otley, Yorkshire, in 1718, Chippendale rose to fame because of his revolutionary design book, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, published in 1754. That same year he set up his famous workshops in St Martin's Lane, creating some of the most magnificent furniture ever made in Britain.

How to Nourish the World

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How to Nourish the World

How to Nourish the World by Hans R. Herren, Sue Coles
English | April 28th, 2017 | ISBN: 3906304256 | 148 pages | True EPUB | 9.64 MB

"A world with enough food for all, produced by healthy people in a healthy environment." That is the vision of Hans R. Herren and his foundation Biovision. The foundation is active in the development, dissemination and application of ecological methods in Africa, with a focus on preparing information.

Man with a Van: My Story

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Man with a Van: My Story

Man with a Van: My Story by Drew Pritchard
English | February 11th, 2021 | ISBN: 1529106737 | 288 pages | True EPUB | 40.74 MB

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money by Ken Potter, Brian Allen
English | May 4th, 2021 | ISBN: 1440249008 | 384 pages | True EPUB | 209.33 MB

In the authors' own words, this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, dispels the myths of error coins and assists you in discovering, marketing, and researching rare coins that you can find in your pocket change.

Clock Cases: A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation

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Clock Cases: A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation

Clock Cases: A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation by Nigel Barnes, Karoliina Ilmonen
2016 | ISBN: 1785000233 | English | 208 pages | EPUB | 31 MB

Gun Trader's Guide: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

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Gun Trader's Guide: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

Robert A. Sadowski, "Gun Trader's Guide: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values, 40th Edition"
English | ISBN: 1510760024 | 2020 | EPUB | 608 pages | 50 MB

The Tobacconist Handbook: An Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes

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The Tobacconist Handbook: An Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes

The Tobacconist Handbook: An Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes by Jorge Armenteros
English | November 10th, 2020 | ISBN: 1510752129 | 264 pages | EPUB | 25.03 MB

Learn the ins and outs of tobacco use, from cigars, pipes, vapes, hookahs, and more!

Blood Royal: A Sequel to the Three Musketeers

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Blood Royal: A Sequel to the Three Musketeers

Blood Royal: A Sequel to the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
English | November 3rd, 2020 | ISBN: 9781643135717 | 496 pages | EPUB | 7.81 MB

The latest entry in this acclaimed series of new translations of the Musketeer novels, Blood Royal continues the adventures of the valiant d'Artagnan and his three loyal friends.

Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

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Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom
English | October 20th, 2020 | ISBN: 0374134707 | 288 pages | EPUB | 2.86 MB

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand?