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Vernon, Hilary
This comprehensive and easy to reference guide to bits and bitting covers all aspects of the subject including: a pictorial guide to different types of bit, their correct fitting and action, sections on internal and external aids, assessing the structure of the horse's head, pressure points explained simply, bit accessories, bitting materials, how to buy a bit and what to look for, how different bits work and combination hackamore bridles. Fully illustrated with drawings by talented equestrian artist Maggie Raynor and over 400 photographs, this full colour book is a fascinating, invaluable and attractive reference work for all riders, horse owners and students. "Bits and Bitting" is the fourth in the author's widely acclaimed horse-equipment series, the first three of which are: "The Allen Illustrated Guide to Saddlery", "The Allen Illustrated Guide to Training Aids" and "The Allen Illustrated Guide to Horse Clothing."127pp.
J.A.Allen, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0851317251
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Inventory #19250
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Buchanan, Donald W.
N.B.Includes 29 page Catalogue Raisonne. Top corner of front cover creased. Small tear to head and tail of spine. Reading creases to spine. Corners rubbed. Mark to rear and front covers. Bookplate to ffep.187pp.
The Ryerson Press, 1936, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #23789
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Edited By Minnen, Cornelius A. Van and Hilton, Sylvia L.
The authors of the essays in this book amass considerable historical evidence illustrating various forms of political repression and its relationship with democracy in the United States, from the late-eighteenth century to the present. They discuss efforts, made mostly but not only by government agencies, to control actions and expressions of dissent, criticism, unpalatable truths, political opposition, or, indeed, any kind of opinions that threatened or inconvenienced powerful and privileged groups in the United States. The authors examine the justifications and multiple means of political repression, and identify individuals and social groups that have been victims of repressive attitudes and policies, because of their political ideology or opinions, or because they represented diverse racial, ethnic and religious minorities. This volume, then, is a contribution to the discussion about the paradox of the historical and ongoing existence of political repression in the United States, within a democracy which theoretically guarantees individual rights and freedoms based on equality under the law. 242pp. N.B. Bottom edge of rear cover rubbed.
Vu University Press, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9789086593194
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Inventory #27491
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Freidenreich, Fradle Pomerantz
This title includes a book & a CD. A little-known chapter in the history of Jews in North America involves a wide network of Yiddish schools and camps that sought to transmit a distinctive, authentic sense of secular yiddishkayt. Over a fifty-year period at the beginning of the last century, about 1000 Yiddish cultural schools were established in the United States and Canada, along with at least 39 summer camps, sponsored by a range of organisations. Together these schools and camps comprised a vibrant, multi-faceted educational movement with lasting significance, often overlooked by historians. The founders of these institutions, Eastern Europe immigrants who sought continuity with the richness of their past, formulated new models for education. True visionaries, they were pioneering in their efforts often considered radical at the time emphasising Yiddish language and literature, Jewish values, folklore, and traditions in various interpretations, ideology and politics. They were full of passion, seeking to touch the hearts and minds of students, creating meaningful experiences that would teach both values and facts. Many of the teachers were trained in Eastern Europe; and quite a few were also Yiddish poets, cultural critics, and artists. This is the first comprehensive documented record of this movement. Through extensive research, Fradle Pomerantz Freidenreich reveals the far-reaching contributions of these institutions. She consulted many archives in the United States and Canada, tracked down the stories of hundreds of students and the professionals and laypeople involved. She looked at communities, national sponsoring groups, curriculum and publications in a process which can be described as educational archaeology. For the author, the project was person al and professional. The daughter of a well-known Yiddish poet and a Jewish educator, she attended and later worked at a number of these schools and camps. In this ground-breaking study, personal narratives and objective reporting are integrated. Freidenreich found more than 160 communities, ranging from large cities to agrarian colonies that were host to Yiddish secular schools and camps far more than she anticipated and she discusses the birth and evolution of these institutions and their sponsoring groups, with their ideological and political differences. She also reports on their eventual decline and the legacy they left to the educational institutions that would succeed them, describing their many progressive pedagogical innovations. These Yiddish schools and camps were the first to link programs providing continuity in year-round Jewish education in the belief that true education is much more than book-learning and classroom lessons. 498pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped.
Holmes & Meier Publishing, 2010, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780841914575
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Inventory #25213
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Gilbert, Alan
Previous owner's signature on ffep.This ambitious and sweeping book presents a powerful argument against moral relativism and in favor of the objectivity of a theory of democratic individuality. Unlike much recent work in this field, the book does not simply adumbrate such a view. Rather, it develops the parallels between various versions of scientific and moral realism, and then reinterprets the history and internal logic of democratic theory, maintaining, for example, that the abolition of slavery represents genuine moral progress. The book also recasts the clashes between Marxist and Weberian, radical and liberal sociologies in the light of these moral claims, and sketches the institutions of a radical democracy.510pp.
Cambridge University Press, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0521387094
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Inventory #24766
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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