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Zietz, Peer
In 1975, the European Year of Protection of Ancient Monuments, Alsfeld in Upper Hesse acquired model-town status, along with Berlin, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Xanten and Trier in Germany. In this way the Council of Europe was acknowledging the long tradition of monument protection in a place where an astonishingly large number of historic buildings have survived. There are numerous tightly-packed timber-frame buildings in the medieval ground plan of the town, some built as long ago as the 14th century. The market-place, forming the centre of the town with town hall, Weinhaus (wine house) and Hochzeitshaus (wedding house), is one of the most important complexes of its kind in Germany. The town hall, built in a way that inspired many of its German successors, was to have been pulled down in 1878 by order of the town council. It was not until residents protested that preservation and restoration of what is now the symbol of the town were assured, providing the first example of Alsfeld's tradition in this field. Even today ensembles of unique unity are to be found in its main streets. There is almost nowhere else where one can form such a good impression of a small German medieval town than here. Hesse's Department for the Protection of Monuments was quick to recognize the town's value in terms of architectural history. Art historian Werner Meyer-Barkhausen recorded the historic building stock in the "Alte Stadte" in "Hessen" series as early as 1927. The present volume does not intend to show Alsfeld just as a "timber-frame museum"; an attempt has also been made to show how a town of this kind has changed in the upheavals of the past 100 years by juxtaposing Uwe Rudenburg's photographs with pictures produced around 1880 by Ludwig Bickell, Hesse's first Provincial Conservator. 60pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698293
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Inventory #20047
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Wuthnow, Robert
Wuthnow examinesd the struggles in which American families are now engaged as they try to balance work and family,confront the pressures of consumerism,and find meaning in their careers.429pp.
Princeton University Press, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691058954
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Inventory #21890
Price: £ 6.50 GBP ($ 8.47 approx. - € 7.18 approx.)
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Gerok, W.; Decker, K.; Andus, T.; Gross, V. (Editors)
This book contains the proceedings of the 78th Falk Symposium (Part II of the Gastroenterology Week, Freiburg, 1994) held on 15-16 June and brings together clinicians and researchers worldwide to discuss the role of cytokines in hepatology. Fading to d/j spine. Otherwise a nice clean copy. 22pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 079238878X
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Inventory #15109
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 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 ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Starr, Douglas
This work tells the story of a global resource - blood - and exposes the workings of a secretive industry. Its backdrop encompasses the history of the advanced nations, from the first blood experiments during the Enlightenment to the genetic laboratories that may render transfusions obsolete. Geographically, it ranges from German concentration camps to the pharmaceutical companies in Japan that surpass all others in making commerical products from blood. 429pp.
Little Brown & Company, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0316911461
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Inventory #20918
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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