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Wait, Eugene M.
Table of Contents: Preface; The Ancestors; Warmer Climes; Cultures; Domens and Culture; Peoples; Ancient Egypt; Pharaohs; Viziers in Egypt; Descendants of Zoser; Ur; Pharaoh; Thebes and Other Places; Amenemhet III; Mesopotamia; Abraham; Hammurabbi; The Egyptian Empire; A Woman Pharaoh; Pharaohs in Egypt; Judges, Priests, and Astronomers; Trading Peoples; Carthage; Hittites; More on Egypt; Exodus; Moses; Israel; Gideon; Samuel; Israel, Judah and Egypt; To the Northeast; The Fall of Israel; The Fall of Judah; Medes and Persians; The Fall of Egypt; India, China, and America; Technology; Culture; Index.237pp.
Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1590333470
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Inventory #29870
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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English and Italian text.212pp.
Giampaolo Prearo Editore, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9788873480938
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Inventory #18082
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.80 approx. - € 46.40 approx.)
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Jayne, Allen
In this compelling study of the moral principles that most influenced the thinking of Abraham Lincoln, historian Allen Jayne argues persuasively that Lincoln regarded the Declaration of Independence, above all other documents, as the most important embodiment of American principles. This "American manifesto", as Jayne calls it, with its eloquent expression of the ideals of individual liberty and government created to protect and preserve that liberty, was the script that Lincoln followed in his struggle to preserve the Union and extend individual liberties to African Americans. Moreover, Jayne demonstrates that Lincoln's philosophy was rooted, not in a Bible-based evangelical Christian perspective, but in the European Enlightenment and deism, which so profoundly influenced the thinking of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers. Jayne begins with a chapter devoted to the influence of deism on Jefferson's formulation of the Declaration of Independence. Next, he discusses Lincoln's adoption of the deistic perspective and the crucial role that the Declaration played in his thoughts and actions. He also considers Lincoln's moral sense, based on deism's tolerance of different belief systems and universal moral idealism. Finally, he describes Lincoln's role as chief advocate for the Declaration's principles and how the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address reflect this underlying philosophy. This insightful look into the thinking of one of our nation's greatest presidents during a time of crisis is highly relevant in today's climate of religious extremism and debates over the balance between individual liberty and national security. 392pp.
Prometheus Books, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591025023
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Inventory #19139
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Twyman, Michael
In the last few decades lithography has become the major book production process, but its versatility and potential for short-run, "do it yourself" publishing were first exploited early in the 19th century. The arrival of desk top publishing has stimulated an interest in this once neglected, but now very relevant, area of printing history, and Twyman's meticulous research presents the reader with a minute account of the subject. He describes the design and production of a wide range of publications, from a broad variety of sources, for whom lithography promised a flexibility unobtainable from letterpress. However, some of his most interesting accounts and demonstrations are of hopes disappointed and a return to letterpress. This text is a study of the potential of lithography for "do it yourself" publication in the 19th century by the military (manuals), antiquarians (catalogues), by those needing special types (Champollion on hieroglyphs, Pitman on shorthand) and by publishers mixing text with illustration and tables. There were a great variety of users whose output is later mirrored in the "camera ready" books of the 1960s and 1970s. 374pp. N.B. Very very slight fading to top edge of boards and spine.
Farrand Press & Private Libraries Association, 1990, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1850830177
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Inventory #28848
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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Baines, Carol
Previous owners inscription to ffep.310pp.
McClelland & Stewart, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 077101046X
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Inventory #25483
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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