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Editor Atherton,Rosalind F.
This collection of articles is a reflection of the wide range of interests held by estate and trust lawyers. The issues discussed include: art law in the context of an estate or trust; questions of control over the body itself, including the futuristic issue of the status of frozen embryos in relation to an estate; broad trusts' issues, including the place and nature of the trust in both civil and common law jurisdictions; and the resolution of family property concerns in relation to matrimonial law, forced heirship laws, or family provision on death. Other articles consider practical questions such as transnational tax planning, planning for the transition of a family business on death, retirement planning and the management of collective investments. The work takes a comparative approach, examining each issue from the perspective of a number of different jurisdictions. This collection arises from the annual meetings and discussion of members from the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. 963pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041197966
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Inventory #14918
Price: £ 120.00 GBP ($ 154.80 approx. - € 132.60 approx.)
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Sagar, John
160pp.
Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1984, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0946184119
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Inventory #19722
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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De Winne, Lena
The author has the distinction of being the only wife of a European astronaut who has also worked in the area of human spaceflight. Her story is told from a unique perspective. Lena De Winne provides a first-hand account of the ins and outs of the complex astronaut spaceflight system. This book captures the individual stories of crewmembers Roman Romanenko, Bob Thirsk, Frank De Winne and their spouses Julia, Brenda and Lena, as they prepare and embark on a unique spaceflight mission. Delivered with raw emotional intensity, it reads like a novel, sharing the aspirations, anguish, surprises and disappointments of its subjects. Yet it is resolutely biographical, offering a vivid recollection of events as they happened. An easy but precise overview of space science and technology is also provided. Readers will not only become familiarised with the human space flight program, they will also be left with an exhilarating sense of having been a part of the adventure. The book is suffused with an intimacy and honesty that renders the lives of the crew and their spouses in an unprecedented light. 172pp.
Apogee Books, 2010, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First English Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781926837093
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Inventory #27572
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Campbell, R. E. (editor); Macdonald, R. E. (editor)
Signature on inside cover.118pp.
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0199630178
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Inventory #16675
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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La Fontaine, Jean De; Translated By Shapiro, Norman R.
The Contes et nouvelles en vers of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) were published at various times throughout his life, both before and after his celebrated Fables, between 1664 and 1685, and even posthumously. In quite a different key from the more innocent Fables, the Contes often threatened to get him in trouble with both Church and Acadmie. It was, indeed, the bawdy tales of Boccaccio, Rabelais, and other medieval and renaissance masters of ribaldry that inspired La Fontaine's Contes, presented here in a chronologically and stylistically diverse selection translated by Norman R. Shapiro. This spirited recent translation, spanning the entire corpus, offers about half the tales, from early to late, in all their variety of lengths and poetic narrative forms. The mildly suggestive mingle with the frankly bawdy, while others would hardly raise a vicar's eyebrow. Yet all these gems from one of France's truly great poets, scrupulously faithful to the originals, are rendered with the spirit of his style, his subtle rhythms, cadences, rhymes, and delectable wit left intact. 273pp. N.B. Corners slightly creased.
Princeton University Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691015325
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Inventory #24881
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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