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Children's Christmas Stories and PoemsHere is a choice collection of favorite stories and poems filled with the Christmas spirit, perfect for children, their families and friends to enjoy together at holiday time. It includes Charles Dickens' own abridgement of A Christmas Carol O. Henry's poignant story The Gift of the Magi and Clement Clarke Moore's beloved poem A Visit from St. Nicholas.
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Animal Alphabet Coloring BookAn entertaining and educational coloring book that provides children with a delightful way to play with animals, encounter new animals, and learn each animal's name and principal identifying features. A typical page assembles a lion, a lamb, a lizard, a leopard, a lobster, and a llama in one delightfully improbable family portrait.
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Favorite PoemsHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time. It has been said that certain of his poems-the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably-were once read in every literate home in America. A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poet, Longfellow taught at Bowdoin and Harvard, ...
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The Little Spanish ABC Coloring BookThis charming little book is as ideal for Spanish-speaking children learning the alphabet as it is for English-speaking youngsters studying Spanish. Common, ready-to-color objects are paired with one of the 28 letters in the Spanish language it begins with, from avión (airplane) to zapatos (shoes). Plus, all translations — with gender-indicating articles included — appear in a glossary at the back of the book.
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The Little ABC Coloring BookEven the youngest children can have an easy time learning the alphabet with this charming coloring book. Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by an object whose name begins with that letter: for example "A is for Apple." And the miniature format makes this book perfect for little hands.
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What to Doodle? Jr.--Superheroes and Robots!Draw a fabulous gallery of wacky automatons and costumed crusaders! Excite young imaginations with these thrilling but unfinished images of robots and superheroes. Helpful captions suggest what's missing from each of the 106 illustrations. Suitable for ages 6 and up, the humorous drawings are great for coloring, and they'll appeal to adult doodlers, too.
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Seek, Sketch and Color - AlphabetThis book has it all: seek-and-find puzzles, doodling, and coloring! Each letter is represented by two pages, one with a hidden picture puzzle that's chock-full of images starting with that letter, plus an opposing page for drawing other items beginning with the same letter. Every page offers plenty of coloring fun!
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Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-book of Emperor Maximilian I. 53 PlatesHoly Roman Emperor and King of the Germans Maximilian I was Albrecht Durer's main patron from 1512 onward. These 45 pages of marginal drawings for the ruler's prayer book, unknown till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side. Includes 8 additional drawings by other artists and a new Introduction.
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The Story of My LifeGreat story of human courage and dedication recounted in autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller first recognizes the connection between words and objects, her joy at learning how to speak, friendships with notable figures, her education at Radcliffe and an extraordinary relationship with her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan.
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Say it in RussianContains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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Russian Picture Word Book. Learn Over 500 Commonly Used Russian Words Through PicturesDelightful learning aid contains 15 scenes of home, school, farm, beach, park, classroom, and other common environments - with more than 500 objects labeled in Russian. Complete list of Russian words and English translations included at back of book. Fun-filled, effective way for students of Russian to build and strengthen their vocabulary skills.
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A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other StoriesWritten with grace, delicate humor and a keen understanding of the female psyche are 9 portraits of black and white inhabitants of Louisiana's bayou and urban areas. Includes A Night in Acadie, A Respectable Woman, The Dream of an Hour, and the title story. A masterful collection of Chopin's short stories.
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Fountains of Rome. Selected Plates from the Classic le Fontane di Roma, 1660-1675These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest and most accurate landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. The only edition in print, this compilation of outstanding engravings will be of immense interest to architectural historians as well as travelers to Rome and lovers of art and architecture.
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Color Your Own Impressionist PaintingsWhether you choose your own colors or re-create the originals, here are 30 unforgettable paintings by the greatest Impressionists. Includes Mary Cassatt's Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, Renoir's At the Concert, and 28 other reproductions of works by Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, Manet, Pissarro, Morisot, Cezanne, and more great artists. Illustrations are printed on one side of perforated pages for easy removal.
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Color Your Own Van Gogh PaintingsExpress your creativity with 30 meticulously rendered black-and-white drawings of van Gogh masterpieces. Bring alive skillful adaptations of Sunflowers, Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe, The Church at Auvers, and many more. The illustrations are printed on only one side of perforated pages, making it easy for artists to remove and display their finished pieces.
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Color Your Own Renoir PaintingsMore experienced colorists and admirers of Pierre-Auguste Renoir will love these magnificent re-creations of the master's works. Thirty sensuous scenes of beautiful women, flowers, and atmospheric landscapes include On the Terrace, Woman with a Fan, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Girls at the Piano. Illustrations are printed on only one side of perforated pages.
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Proof in Geometry. With Mistakes in Geometric ProofsThis single-volume compilation of two books explores the construction of geometric proofs. In addition to offering useful criteria for determining correctness, it presents examples of faulty proofs that illustrate common errors. High-school geometry is the sole prerequisite. Proof in Geometry, the first in this two-part compilation, discusses the construction of geometric proofs and presents criteria useful ...
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Decorative Ironwork Designs (+ CD-ROM)Multitude of designs selected from rare 19th and early-20th-century periodicals depict motifs for gates, railings, finials, window grilles, signs, bedsteads, marquees, knockers, tables, and other ironwork elements. The 257 black-and-white illustrations, many displaying Art Nouveau influences, range from relatively simple, unadorned geometric and floral designs to extraordinarily ornate and intricate patterns.
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The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex TurningFirst paperback edition of definitive guide to turning on the complex or ornamental lathe, the high Victorian art par excellence. Text organized according to various cutting frames and chucks, describing and illustrating the enormous powers of each used both independently and in combination. Detailed instructions. 78 objects or finished sections illustrated - urns, vases, chessmen, chalices, etc. 600 illustrations.
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Vintage Advertising Art and DesignThis comprehensive volume contains all the essentials for creating ads with a retro look and feel. Drawn from typographic sourcebooks as well as sign-painting manuals of the early 20th century, the contents include a wealth of borders, frames, images, and typographic elements for re-creating authentic styles of the 1890s-1920s.
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Christmas Ornaments to CrochetEasy-to-follow instructions for creating 50 different varieties of Christmas snowflakes, stars, and ornaments using DMC Crochet threads. Use them to dress up holiday packages or table centerpieces; hang them in windows, on trees, and on evergreen boughs; or frame as works of art and give them to friends and family. Photos of each completed design.
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159 Celtic DesignsOver 150 motifs reflecting the eye-catching intricacies of Celtic design, ideal for use in graphics layouts, needlework designs and other art and craft projects. Often incorporating sinuous interlacements of animal, floral and abstract motifs, the designs have been clearly and boldly drawn to provide the clearest possible image for reproduction.
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Drawings of William Blake. 92 Pencil StudieFrom hasty sketches to remarkably detailed first drafts, these plates show the full range of Blake's troubled genius. Composed in the first flush of creativity, 92 plates showcase the artist's finest pencil drawings, selected from Book of Job, Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, visionary heads, mythological figures, Laocoon, and more.
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Japanese Stripes and SplashesThis original collection of intriguing repeated patterns offers more than 150 full-color Japanese woodblock designs. The vivid, unusual images were selected from a rare 1905 two-volume swatch book thought to be originally intended for textile designers.
A bonus CD-ROM, featuring digital files of all of the illustrations in the book, can be easily used for any project. Professional and amateur print, web, and ...
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Essential Russian GrammarThis logical, developmental presentation of the major aspects of Russian grammar includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension. Designed for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire the basics of everyday Russian, this grammar features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.
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A Second Spanish Reader. A Dual-Language BookGeared toward advanced beginners, this dual-language volume offers students the convenient, accessible format of English translations on pages facing the matching Spanish text. Selections from poetry, plays, and stories include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Simon Bolivar, Francisco de Quevedo, and other prominent Spanish-language writers.
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Inspector GeneralSatiric masterpiece skewers Russian provincial officials, offering a highly entertaining glimpse of human foibles and failings.
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Fun with Numbers. Coloring Activity BookForty-five charming, ready-to-color illustrations include airplanes, elephants, candy canes, elves, pigs dancing jigs, a kitten blowing bubbles, and more. Each one teaches a basic numbers lesson: counting from 1 to 20, number recognition, and elementary addition and subtraction. Plus, simple rhymes help children remember each fun lesson.
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Fun with Letters. Coloring Activity BookThis informative activity book contains 28 delightful coded riddle, find the word, follow the dots, and other fun coloring puzzles. Each one will help children learn how to read and spell as they enjoy coloring and solving problems.
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De ProfundisOscar Wilde wrote I don't defend my conduct, I explain it, when he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his violation of England's stringent laws against homosexuality. Wilde's nototious liaison with the Marquess of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie), had so inflamed the Marquess that he made public attacks on Wilde's character and morals. In return, Wilde sued for slader, an action which, ...
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The Country of the Blind and Other Science-Fiction StoriesSix entertaining short stories from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include The Star, a gripping tale about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, as well as The New Accelerator, The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes, Under the Knife, and two others.
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Body Snatcher and Other TalesFrom the famed author of such popular adventure stories as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, come these 3 tales of horror and the supernatural. Contents include The Body Snatcher, a tale of grave-robbing; The Bottle Imp, a classic fable of being careful what you wish for; and The Merry Men, a story of Scottish islanders.
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At the Zoo. Coloring BookTwenty-nine large, easy-to-color pictures invite youngsters to accompany a young family on an entertaining outing. In addition to viewing bison, a tiger, a male and female lion with their cub, a mother giraffe and her baby, and a giant turtle, they'll discover how the staff feeds the seals and other animals.
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Alphabet Search. Coloring Activity BookLearning while having fun is as easy as ABC with 23 activity-packed puzzles. Children can focus on practicing alphabet expertise with eye-catching illustrations that feature oodles of objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet. The pages are great for coloring, too!
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ABC Coloring BookFrom an alligator artist painting an apple to a zany zebra balancing a zucchini, 26 cleverly rendered full-page illustrations - depicting letters of the alphabet and appropriate ready-to-color illustrations - teach the ABCs and simple reading skills in large-format pictures and print.
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Art Nouveau Figurative Designs by MuchaThirty-seven renderings by Ed Sibbett, Jr., of Alphonse Mucha's spectacularly sensuous designs. Art Nouveau nymphs and goddesses, highly designed borders, stars, exotic ornaments. Printed in brown ink to capture lines of originals. 4 plates in color on covers.
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Humorous Stories and SketchesEight entertaining tales, including the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; as well as "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," "A Literary Nightmare," "How to Tell a Story," and more.
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Russian CookbookEasy-to-follow instructions, adapted for modern American cooking, for over 200 mouthwatering traditional dishes: borsch, shashlik of salmon, Russian squab in sour cream, potato kotlety, pirozhki and pirogi, blini, paskha and many more. Also origins of Russian foods, helpful hints on buying and preparing foods, much else. Definition of terms.
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The Gift of the Magi: and Other Short StoriesSixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as The Gift of the Magi, The Last Leaf, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Voice of the City, and The Cop and the Anthem. Publisher's Note.
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The Beautiful and DamnedTransparently based on the lives of Fitzgerald and his beautiful wife, Zelda, this novel traces the meteoric rise and fall of glittering young socialites Anthony and Gloria Patch. Building their marriage on the shaky foundation of an expected inheritance, they devote their youth and happiness on hedonistic pursuits that plunge them into moral and financial bankruptcy.
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Great English Short storiesSaki's "Tobermory" tells the tale of a talking cat who's conversation turns toward the scandalous remarks he's overheard. Additional selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," Trollope, "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," Lawrence, "The Prussian Officer," Kipling, "The Phantom Rickshaw," Wells, "Under the Knife," and others.
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The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy TalesChoice collection of nine classic tales - gathered by British author on his journeys to Russia in the early twentieth century - tells of magical beasts, daring young men, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.
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Fantastic Ornament, Series Two. 118 Designs and MotifsEngraved in the 19th century, these flamboyant ornamental designs are based on a wide variety of historical examples, dating back as far as the 1500s and including images by Watteau and Durer. Created as embellishments for walls, arms and armor, and everyday objects, these designs remain eminently useful for graphic and decorative purposes.
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Four Great Russian PlaysMasterpieces by great writers from the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev. Essential reading for courses in modern theater, these widely acclaimed works will be appreciated, as well, by theatergoers and drama lovers.
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The Golden Cockerel. From the Original Russian Fairy Tale of Alexander PushkinElaine Pogany recounts a beloved Russian fairy tale of a king, a wizard, and a magic bird in charming prose that will delight readers of all ages. This classic also receives a stunning artistic treatment from one of the masters of book illustration, her husband Willy Pogany, whose color and black-and-white pictures adorn every page.
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Six Great Sherlock Holmes StoriesUndoubtedly the best-known detective in literature, Sherlock Holmes was the creation of British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), who endowed his super sleuth with an extraordinary facility for solving crimes. Drawing on his remarkable powers of observation and deduction, coupled with an encylopedic knowledge of crimes and criminals, Holmes seeks out his prey in the London underworld, where no evildoer ...
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The Women of WaterhouseOne of the most popular of Victorian-era painters, John W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) blended reality and fantasy, combining classical mythology and European legend in his dramatic portraits of wistful, long-haired maidens. This collection includes 24 of his finest works, among them "The Lady of Shalott, ""The Soul of the Rose, "and "La Belle Dame Sans Merci."
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Illuminated Initials in Full ColourPractical archive of extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters of the alphabet splendidly ornamented with geometric and curvilinear motifs interwoven with royal and saintly figures, mythical creatures, knights in battle, exquisite florals, and much more. A wonderful glimpse of the ancient art of manuscript illumination.
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Fathers and SonsThis new translation by Richard Freeborn makes Turgenev's masterpiece about the conflict between generations seem as fresh, outspoken, and exciting as it was to those readers who first encountered its famous hero. The controversial portrayal of Bazarov, the 'nihilist' or 'new man', shocked Russian society when the novel was published in 1862. The image of humanity liberated by science from age-old conformities ...
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The Three SistersThis landmark probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.
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Rubens Drawings: 44 PlatesPeter Paul Rubens' gifts as an artist were as comprehensive as they were supreme. A prolific painter of illimitable resource and invention, he was a master of intellect and emotion, figure and form, color and sweep. In all his artistic endeavors, he proved himself the true heir of Renaissance art of both the North and the South, inspired by-and assimilating - the best of both. Yet he was very much a man of his ...
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Hans Brinker or the Silver SkatesSet against a backdrop of frozen canals in a winter wonderland, the year's most exciting event in a little Dutch village is about to take place. But will Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel, with their hand-carved wooden skates, be able to compete against their well-trained young friends who own fine steel blades?
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Daddy Long LegsThe oldest at a dreary home for foundlings, Judy Abbott finds her life completely changed when, with the help of a mysterious benefactor, she is granted her wish to be able to go to college. A meeting with the rich, handsome uncle of her snobbish roommate sets Judy on the road to discovering her secret friend.
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Vermeer Paintings: 24 Art CardsReproductions of 24 of the 17th-century Dutch master's most luminous paintings include Girl with a Pearl Earring, View of Delft, The Love Letter, The Music Lesson, more.
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American World War I Posters: 24 CardsWorld War I posters used to promote the American war effort are today highly prized collectibles. This card collection reproduces 24 of those works, among them James Montgomery Flagg's classic depiction of Uncle Sam proclaiming I Want YOU for U.S. Army.
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Japanese Design: Second Series (+ CD-ROM)The follow-up to one of the most popular Pictura collections, this new sampling of rare and authentic sources features approximately 200 color and black-and-white images: richly decorated backgrounds, mythological figures, serpentine dragons, fearsome samurai, prancing peacocks, objets d'art, and other traditional motifs.
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1200 Ornamental Letters (+ CD-ROM)Ornate, bold, fanciful, lavish From Gothic characters and florid fonts to simple, elegant designs, this magnificent collection - meticulously reproduced from a rare 19th-century portfolio - offers graphic designers a dazzling choice of ornamental alphabets in color and black and white. Many feature both upper and lower cases.
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Fairlyland Stained Glass Coloring BookThis would suit younger colourists as well as adults, since it is not too intricate and gives great scope for the younger imagination.
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Full-colour Patterns and DesignsForty beautiful designs by one of Victorian era's most influential designers. Modestly priced, royalty-free collection of richly detailed patterns, faithfully reproduced from rare 1890s publication. Superb designs for wallpapers, chintzes, velveteens, tapestries, tiles, carpets, more.
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The Trojan Women and HippolytusThis Dover Thrift Edition presents two classic Greek tragedies by Euripides, "The Trojan Women" and "Hippolytus" which is certainly an interesting combination.
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A Young Girl's DiaryIt provides a classic, textbook glimpse into the stages of adolescent girlhood, even though it is nearly a century old.
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Pugin's Ecclesiastical OrnamentThis Victorian artist/architect A. Welby Pugin is perhaps best known for his work on the Houses of Parliament in the neo-Gothic style, but he also produced a wealth of beautiful ecclesiastical designs that hark back to their medieval roots. Hundreds of his best designs for embellishing crosses, altar cloths, and church vestments are shown in magnificent colour on the 59 plates in this new anthology.
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Dore's Illustrations for Paradise LostThis volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Dore created for a 19th-century edition of Paradise Lost. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve and the Flood.
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The Canterville Ghost and Other StoriesRenowned for his poetry, plays, essays, and conversational skills, Oscar Wilde also wrote delightfully entertaining works of short fiction. This volume contains four of his finest. Most celebrated is The Canterville Ghost, a delightfully comical tale centering around the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville, who for some 300 years has terrorized the residents and employees of Canterville Chase. When the house is ...
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A Christmas CarolThis engrossing tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly journeys through Christmases past, present, and future and his ultimate transformation from a harsh and grasping old miser to a charitable and compassionate human being. A perennial classic that has become as much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths.
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Love: A Book of QuotationsA heart set on love will do no wrong, declared Confucius. This compact gift book features an international assortment of romantic ruminations from ancient and modern philosophers, playwrights, poets, novelists, commentators, critics, and actors, from Ovid to Bruce Lee. Wise, worldly, sentimental, and cynical, the quotes will touch hearts all year long.
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Almayer's FollyLush prose and penetrating psychological insight infuse Conrad's first novel with the qualities that have made him one of the most popular and most studied writers in English literature. The novel chronicles the tragic decline of a Dutch merchant isolated in 19th-century Borneo, the machinations of his bitter Malayan wife, and the loss of his much loved daughter.
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The Queen of SpadesSix masterpieces of the genre include title story plus An Amateur Peasant Girl, The Shot, The Snowstorm, The Postmaster, and The Coffin-Maker - all fascinating portraits of life in Tsarist Russia by one of that country's greatest poets and most influential writers.
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Five Great Short StoriesIncisive, masterfully written tales - set in Tsarist Russian milieux - reveal noted author's skills in character, nuance, and setting development. Includes The Black Monk (1894), The House with the Mezzanine (1896), The Peasants (1897), Gooseberries (1898), and The Lady with the Toy Dog (1899).
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N. C. Wyeth PaintingsExcellent reproductions of works originally created for magazines and literary classics as well as personal paintings, landscapes and other subjects. Includes The Wreck of the Covenant (from Kidnapped), The Fight in the Forest (The Last of the Mohicans), Still Life with Onions, House in Maine, Pyle's Barn and 19 others.
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Contemporary Designs for Glass EtchingThis practical guide to glass etching provides craftworkers with 63 attractive, original designs, ideal for applying to dozens of projects. Patterns ranging from nautical themes and Art Nouveau designs to florals, butterflies, and borders are accompanied by instructions for attaining perfect results.
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Asian Tattoo Flash (+ CD-ROM)Fire-breathing dragons. Elegant floral bands. Exquisitely detailed Mehndi graphics. This collection of 125 beautiful Asian images features some of today's most popular body art designs. Includes three versions of each tattoo - in black-and-white outline, solid drawing, and full color - so it's a great resource for tattoo artists and designers alike.
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3 by Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard IIIComedy, tragedy, and history are masterfully represented in this anthology of Shakespeare's works. Features A Midsummer Night's Dream, a celebration of the imaginative powers of love; Romeo and Juliet, a gripping and passionate romantic drama; and Richard III, a portrait of a villain who seduces, betrays, and murders his way to the throne. Includes informative footnotes.
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Historic Ornament and DesignEgyptian, Roman, Byzantine, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, Gothic, and more - this colorful compendium of 512 religious, architectural, and ornamental images encompasses the abundant variety of the ancient world. Painstakingly reproduced from a rare early-20th-century source, it offers designers and graphic artists an inexpensive but valuable selection of descriptions.
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New Erte Graphics in Full ColourLush, full-color reproductions of 56 dazzlingly inventive silkscreens reflect the richness of color and sensuous theatricality which have become Erte's trademark. Exquisite visions of The Seven Deadly Sins, The Four Emotions, The Zodiac, At the Theatre, and more will delight enthusiasts and win new admirers for the legendary designer. Preface.
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Sense and SensibilityA delightful comedy of manners, this novel concerns the romantic travails of two sisters, who struggle to balance passion and prudence. It abounds in the author's customary wit and engaging characterizations. This handsome hardcover gift edition features a dust jacket and more than 60 charming drawings by a leading Victorian-era illustrator.
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Spanish Decorative IronworkOver 300 outstanding illustrations - thoughtfully selected and excellently reproduced - depict ornate altar screens, doors, chandeliers, balcony railings, candelabra, tombstone crosses, pulpits, gates, window screens, and more. Brief captions identify the types, origins, and dates of pieces in this excellent collection for artists, interior designers, craftspeople, and lovers of antiques.
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Blacksmithing Projects24 projects for novices and experts include door latches, garden tools, tables, fences, weather vanes, and more. A book of ideas and suggestions, rather than an instruction manual, this volume features 80 figures and includes lists of materials, step-by-step instructions, and suggestions for variations in design.
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Teddy Bear Studio: Create Your Own Handcrafted HeirloomsBeginners and experienced crafters alike will appreciate this expert guide to making one-of-a-kind teddy bears and their outfits. It presents basic patterns along with instructions on how to customise the bears by adding distinctive facial expressions and other individual traits. Step-by-step instructions and over 150 diagrams explain everything from choosing the right fabric to adding the final touches. 16 ...
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Beatrix PotterA dozen color postcards re-create the enchanted woodland world of a perennially popular artist and storyteller. Images from childhood favorites by Beatrix Potter include delicate watercolor scenes from stories about Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Kitten, Benjamin Bunny, Timmy Tiptoes, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and other winsome characters.
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500 Years of Illustration: From Albrecht Durer to Rockwell KentFor the working artist and student alike, this is an unrivaled treasury of the methods, techniques, and examples of the great illustrators of the past - from the dawn of printing to the 20th century. Featuring works by Goya, Hogarth, Durer, Morris, Dore, Beardsley, and others, this carefully chosen compendium will serve as a reference as well as a delightful browsing book.
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Sketching Domestic and Wild Cats: Pen and Pencil TechniquesAn expert instructor demonstrates the geometric structure of feline bodies with a simple series of boxes and lines. Suitable for artists at all levels, this guide examines the unique features of domestic cats, lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and other cats. Its 59 step-by-step lessons combine descriptive text with more than 400 detailed illustrations.
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Street Art Vector Graphics & Stencils (+ CD-ROM)This fresh collection features 500 black-and-white graphics in four categories: retro, which includes '60s, '70s, and '80s motifs with an urban flavor; pop, with references to popular culture and such icons as Warhol and Lichtenstein; mod, mid-century images related to fashion, furniture, and architecture; and tech illustrations, including computers, radios, cameras, and more. SVG, EPS and JPEG formats for each.
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Banners, Ribbons and Scrolls (+ CD-ROM)Beautifully drawn embellishments, selected from authentic 19th-century sources. Presented in an array of artistic styles - Gothic, Renaissance, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco - the graphics come in varied shapes and sizes and are frequently enhanced with plants, animals, and mythical and human figures. 312 black-and-white illustrations.
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Riders of the Purple SageThe first of Zane Grey's many bestsellers, this stirring tale of adventure and romance established the prototype for western novels. A proud young heroine stands alone against the villains who rustle and stampede her cattle — until a stranger rides into the territory. Classic of American frontier fiction, teeming with color, authenticity, thrills.
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The Duchess of MalfiThe evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner. John Webster's great Jacobean drama detailing the fiendish schemes of two brothers who desire their wealthy sister's title and estates ends with a bloody and horrifying climax.
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My AntoniaOne of Cather's earliest novels — written in 1918 — is the story of Antonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. In quiet, probing depth, the story commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers whose persistence and strength helped build America.
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Rackham PostcardsFamed as The Beloved Enchanter, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was the preeminent artist of the Golden Age of Illustration in the early 20th century. These full-color postcards recapture his characteristic whimsy, romance, and sophistication with a dozen memorable scenes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, Shakespeare's plays, and other literary classics.
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Vintage Valentines (+ CD-ROM)Drawn from authentic valentines of the early 20th century, this selection of more than 150 romantic greetings includes postcards and valentine-based die cuts of apple-cheeked children, cherubs, cupids, bouquets, and adorable animals. In addition to traditional Victorian-influenced styles, these illustrations include popular retro images that circulated in the '40s, '50s, and later.
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Butterfly Clip Art for Machine Embroidery (+ CD-ROM)In this treasury of decorative accents for machine embroidery, 100 images are presented in three different color combinations. The dainty designs can be stitched automatically in minutes and are compatible with all major brands of embroidery machines. Plus, the designs can be used in print and web projects as well!
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120 Great Victorian Fantasy Paintings (+ CD-ROM)The Victorians were enthralled by fairies and angels, and their fascination with benevolent spirits is reflected in their art. These full-color paintings from the 19th and early-20th centuries feature Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist, and Narrative works by such noteworthy artists as Waterhouse, Burne-Jones, Draper, Watts, and Grimshaw.
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White Heron and Other StoriesA celebration of the past in stories dealing with female friendships and tales that portray the resilience with which her female characters respond to poverty. Includes The Town Poor, Miss Peck's Promotion, The Passing of Sister Barsett, The Denham Ladies, Miss Tempy's Watchers, and 5 more.
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French Stories10 unusual stories by French literary masters from Voltaire to Camus: Micromegas, by Voltaire; The Atheist's Mass, by Balzac; The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler, by Flaubert; Spleen of Paris, by Baudelaire; Minuet, by de Maupassant; The Guest, by Camus; and more. Accurate English translations appear on facing pages.
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VolponeBitter, satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist's finest plays. The plot concerns a wealthy, lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune. Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue, but in the end, the guilty parties are exposed and punished. Explanatory footnotes.
Fantasy (+ CD-ROM)Wily wizards in pointed hats, demonstrative dragons, the gentle unicorn and other figures from the realm of fantasy fill the pages of this versatile and virtually inexhaustible supply of easy-to-reproduce art. Dover Electronic Design series contains permission-free illustrations and designs for art, craft, business and educational use. Hundreds of designs scanned at 600 dpi and saved in the most popular formats; ...
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Medieval Life and People (+ CD-ROM)Nobles, knights, serfs, and beggars - people from all walks of life populate the pages of this excellent archive. Derived from paintings, woodcuts, engravings, and other sources, these 283 black-and-white illustrations offer lively perspectives on the way people looked and dressed as well as their celebrations, ceremonies, work, and pastimes.
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Geometric Themes and Variations: 4,300 Designs and MotifsIn this amazing cache of designs, arresting displays of geometrics explode into thousands of fascinating variations. Each of 41 original black-and-white motifs is spun into three pages of adaptations, offering strikingly different variations on the original theme. More than 4,200 images form kaleidoscopic designs, optical illusions, and hypnotic abstracts.
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Medicinal and Food Plants: With 200 Illustrations for Artists and CraftspeopleThis fascinating reference offers a crisp pictorial record of foods found on our tables today that emerged thousands of years ago in faraway lands. Scores of rare woodcuts enhance intriguing anecdotes about the origins of grains and coffee, the odysseys of pineapples and peanuts, and the mysteries behind breadfruit, pomegranates, others.
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Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St Mark's and RavennaDecorative architectural elements derived from delicate line drawings of 6th and 7th-century Italian buildings and churches depict a wealth of interior and exterior adornments. Includes images of perforated marble panels, intricately fashioned stone grilles and cornices, and elaborate stone mosaics for floors and ceilings. A multipurpose reference for students, artists, and designers.
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Ornament of the Italian RenaissanceThis title features grotesques from carved panels of choir stalls, tombstone and ceiling ornaments, pierced stone balcony panels, and more. This rich collection, assembled for a rare, early-20th-century publication, is a glorious gallery of architectural accents. It is the reprint of Ornamental Details of the Italian Renaissance, Architectural Book Publishing Co., New York, 1920.
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Old Master Portrait DrawingsMasterpieces of drawing from the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe, spanning four centuries from Filippino Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, and Titian to Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Ingres. 47 plates.
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Great IllustrationsBefore Andrew and Jamie, there was N. C. Wyeth. The star student of Howard Pyle's Brandywine School, Newell Convers Wyeth created more than 3,000 illustrations in the course of his career. This original full-color collection focuses on his earlier and most popular illustrations, featuring ore than 100 iconic images from The Mysterious Stranger, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, The Boy's King Arthur, ...
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Fantastic OrnamentsSwirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other images that haunt both dreams and nightmares, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume. Images include cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets, friezes for textiles and wallpaper, decorative scutcheons, stone balustrades, arabesques, roof cornices, and much more.
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The DrawingsEighty-one plates show development from youth to full style. Many favorites, many new. Introduction by Alfred Werner. Includes Self-Portrait at the Age of Thirteen, Female Nude (with Headcloth and Slippers), Orpheus Slain by Bacchantes, with Boy Running Away, The fascination of the drawings is inexhaustible; the skill incredible; the upshot - delight.
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The Complete WoodcutsOld Testament, St. Jerome, Passion, Life of Virgin, Apocalypse, 346 in all. Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. It was in woodcut design that the creative genius of Durer reached its highest expression... the only available source for many of these works.
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British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820Unlike many more recent costume histories, this hard-to-find classic drew on primary sources - actual costumes, illuminated manuscripts, missals, brasses, effigies, etc. - for absolute authenticity in providing a detailed, comprehensive account of what people wore in Britain from the early Saxon period (ca. 460 A.D.) through the reign of George III (1820). Here is meticulous, detailed coverage of tunics, cloaks, ...
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A Treasury of Flower DesignsA hundred garden favorites rendered in black-and-white line illustrations will suggest numerous design and artistic uses to artists, designers, craftsmen, needleworkers. Amaryllis, anemone, begonia, cinquefoil, peony, snapdragon flow and weave, many forming borders and frames. All drawings royalty-free.
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A Hero of Our TimeRussian literature's first major prose novel, this gripping work was a primary influence on Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and other great 19th-century writers. The author drew upon his personal Byronic exploits to create these picaresque adventures amid the rugged Caucasus in the company of bandits, freebooters, and beautiful women.
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Wrought Iron and Its Decorative UseA superb treasury of decorative wrought iron, this well-illustrated volume presents an informative survey of the ancient craft's practice throughout England. Its history can be traced simply by admiring the crisp black-and-white illustrations of gates, railings, screens, and other elaborately rendered works. 241 black-and-white illustrations.
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Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth CenturyDetailed, comprehensive account of swords, knives and bayonets, staff weapons, bows, crossbows, guns and other miscellaneous arms - dating from the Middle Ages to modern times. Over 280 contemporary illustrations catalog the spear of a Roman hunter, a medieval broad arrow, a harpoon gun fired by whalers, and much else.
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Dulac's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full ColorOne of the most influential (and most prolific) illustrators of children's books during the early twentieth century, Edmund Dulac brought countless fairy tales to life through his distinct style, subtle use of colour and fanciful compositions. This collection of 55 masterworks by that renowned illustrator includes a selection of his beguiling images for The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Princess ...
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Dover Coloring Box - PrincessA royal collection of coloring and fun drawing lessons:
- Princess Leonora Coloring Book 30 illustrations of Leonora strolling in the garden, preparing for the ball, and more;
- How to Draw Princesses and Other Fairy Tale Pictures includes blank practice pages;
- 11 x 16 two-sided Color Your Own poster;
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Race Against the Clock! Secret Agent Activity BookWhich wire to cut on the ticking time bomb? How to figure out the password that will clear the checkpoint or open the safe? This activity book is loaded with 27 exciting espionage-related puzzles. Kids can engage in codebreaking, solve word searches, follow mazes, and figure out spot-the-difference challenges.
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Folk and Festival Costume: A Historical Survey with Over 600 IllustrationsA treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six or more illustrations. Six hundred drawings include images of men, women, and children. Captions describe the costumes and their associated traditions. This is a reprint of the Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1965 edition.
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Sketching the Countryside: How to Draw the Vanishing Rural LandscapeBoth experienced and aspiring artists can benefit from this practical guide, which shows how to portray rustic settings from rural England to the American Southwest. Recalling the style of Eric Sloane, more than 400 detailed illustrations trace the steps from composition drawings to final sketches. Includes fundamentals for drawing trees, rocks, buildings, mountains, lakes, and other scenic elements.
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Silhouettes and Stencils Vector Designs (+ CD-ROM)Great for use in wall decorations or as spot illustrations for design projects, over 200 silhouettes and stencils boast a wide range of styles and subjects: storybook characters, animal borders, galloping cowboys, and more. And since they are all Vector-based, the graphics can be enlarged, stretched, and customized in other ways without losing clarity.
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Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical ForestModern classic tells the compelling story of Rima, a strange birdlike girl of the jungle, and Abel, the European who falls in love with her. The book owes much of its popularity to the mystic, near-religious feeling that pervades the story and the beauty of Rima's halting, poetic expressions.
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Borders, Frames and Decorations of the Art Nouveau PeriodOver 500 copyright-free frames, borders, vignettes, and more culled from a major Art Nouveau showcase. Abstracts, geometrics, animals, plants, people - especially sensuous female figures - have myriad design uses. Invaluable for artists, illustrators, advertisers, craftsmen. 514 black-and-white illustrations.
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Ancient Egyptian Design (+ CD-ROM)From one of the great art traditions of the ancient world come designs of timeless beauty and appeal. Culled from rare and authentic sources, there are over 230 colour and black-and-white illustrations including gods and goddesses, animals, priests, and dancers plus stunning geometric designs, hieroglyphics, and more. It is an invaluable resource for art and craft use.
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The Art of Accompaniment from a Thorough-BassA solid grounding in musical techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries is essential to a complete understanding of Baroque music. This work is a comprehensive survey of the topic, covering every issue of significance to today's performers. The text features numerous musical examples, authoritative citations, scholarly interpretations and syntheses, and the author's own conclusions.
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Adagios for OrganSuitable for intermediate and experienced organists, this appealing collection features 43 organ works in slow tempo. Its tremendous variety includes pieces by such celebrated composers for organ as JS Bach, Guilman, Vierne and Widor, as well as works by Brahms, Couperin, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Saint Saens, and other.
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Biddle's Young Carpenter's AssistantThis essential sourcebook offers authentic views of interior and exterior designs of buildings erected in the decades following the American Revolution. Reproduced from a rare 1805 edition, the handsome facsimile takes a fascinating look at how public structures and private homes were designed, contracted, built, and embellished during the Federal period.
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Roycroft Decorative AccessoriesReprint of rare catalog advertising elegant hand-hammered bowls, vases, bookends, candlesticks, match-holders, serving trays, and lamps of copper and bronze; beautifully tooled and carved leather handbags, memo books, wallets, card cases, billfolds, photo albums, and desk sets, as well as finely printed, leather-bound books. Captions include price and dimensions. 260 photographs.
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Great Animal Drawings and PrintsAll manner of creatures from the animal kingdom, as portrayed by famed masters, fill the pages of this unique collection. From Rembrandt's monumental elephant and Toulouse-Lautrec's prancing circus steed to Rubens' brush-and-ink study of a lion, this rich pictorial legacy will be prized by animal lovers and devotees of fine art. 102 illustrations, 17 in color.
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Great Self-PortraitsWhat does a self-portrait tell us about the artist? Readers are invited to find out in this unique addition to Dover's popular Art Library Series. Drawings in pen, ink, and charcoal, as well as etchings and engravings, encompass 44 splendid self-portraits. Subjects range from such 15th-century artists as Gentile Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci, and Albrecht Durer to a host of 19th-century masters: James Whistler, ...
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Great American Short StoriesFeaturing 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Bartleby by Herman Melville, To Build a Fire by Jack London, Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Killers by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.
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Harter`s Picture Archive for Collage and IllustrationThese rare pictures, both real and imagined, of relics, rituals, people, animals, and geometric shapes and designs provide much-needed material for collage and illustration, material of the highest quality that is difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere. There are 25 full-page scenes of historic, natural and city vistas that are ideally suited as backgrounds for collages and other projects. All of the ...
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American SilverA practical guide to recognizing, identifying, and appreciating the finest American silverwork. Photographs and drawings of masterworks from leading collections show some of the finest work by Jacob Hurd, Jeremiah Dummer, Peter van Dyck, Edward Winslow, John Coney, Paul Revere, and other renowned silversmiths. 52 halftones, 14 black-and-white line illustrations.
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Turn-of-the-century Viennese Patterns and DesignsStunning sourcebook of 60 full-page, royalty-free designs - 30 in full color and 30 in black-and-white - depict a marvelous selection of allover, subtly colored patterns for textiles, wallpaper, rugs, and wall hangings. Imaginative, Art Nouveau-inspired renderings of ferns, flowers, berries, human figures, masks, exotic dancers and a host of other subjects.
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Old-Time Romantic Vignettes in Full ColorTreasury of 370 full-color royalty-free illustrations selected from rare antique chromolithographs: lovely ladies, rosy-cheeked children, amorous couples, floral arrangements, clasped hands, doves, and many other nostalgic, sentimental vignettes. Ideal for use in a host of art and craft projects.
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Once Upon a Time... A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale IllustrationsThe most definitive collection available, this sumptuous gallery gathers breathtaking artwork from rare, early editions of such popular tales as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Snow Queen. There are 180 elegant images that capture the genius of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Warwick Goble, Charles Folkard, Willy Pogany, and others.
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By a Woman's HandAt the turn of the 20th century, the demand for magazine and book illustrations was at an all-time high - offering many women artists previously unavailable professional opportunities. This unique anthology features over 120 color and black-and-white artworks by 20 of the Golden Age of Illustration's finest female illustrators including Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
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Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and DetailsRare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details. Invaluable resource for restorers, preservationists, students, etc. 734 black-and-white illustrations. Preface.
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Fashion Designs: 218 Illustrations from Harper's Bazaar, 1918-32Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918-32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.
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The Rime of the Ancient MarinerDore's engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the hot equatorial seas swarming with monsters, the ice of Antarctica, more - are all rendered in a powerful manner. Full text and 38 plates.
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Erte Graphics. Five Complete Suites (50 Print) Reproduced in Full ColorThis volume provides a fascinating sample of Erte's very best graphic work, offering every plate from his most popular collections: "The Alphabet" (1977); "The Numerals" (1968); "The Aces" (1974); "The Precious Stones" (1969); and "The Seasons" (1970). Each plate has been painstakingly reproduced from the autographed, limited-edition lithographs.
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Favorite Tales from the Arabian Nights' EntertainmentsSix enchanting tales, told by an Arabian princess to delay her execution, teem with giants, magnificent palaces, and beautiful princesses. Includes "Sindbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman", "Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "The Fisherman and the Jinni", "Judar and His Brethren" and "Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad".
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Cyrano de BergeracA quarrelsome, hot-tempered, and unattractive swordsman falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful woman and woos her for a handsome but slow-witted suitor. A witty and eloquent drama.
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The Russian Fairy BookWonderful collection of fairy tales from Mother Russia includes seven stories with wicked witches, nasty stepmothers, lovely maidens, magic spells, and more. Included are "Vasilisa the Beauty", "The Little Sister and Little Brother", "The White Duckling", "The Bright-Hawk's Feather", "Ivan and the Gray Wolf", "Marya Morevna", and "The Frog-Queen".
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Foreign-Language Alphabets. 100 Complete FontsGraphic artists in need of hard-to-find foreign-language alphabets will find what they're looking for in this latest collection from noted typographer Dan X. Solo. Included in the immensely practical and attractively printed volume (one of the largest archives of its kind available) are 100 alphabets in 43 different languages-from Arabic to Welsh.
Thirty-three alphabets are in accented Latin script, while 10 ...
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1440 Geometric Vector Designs (+ CD-ROM)In page after page of dazzling geometrics, an interesting design is spotlighted and split into multiple vibrant, dancing variations. Take motifs from this visual feast to rev up graphics projects, or use them to build your own unique designs Need to enlarge an image? Black-and-white illustrations are vector-based for ultra-clear enhancements.
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Shakespeare IllustratedThis volume showcases more than 100 illustrations published with the works of the English language's greatest dramatist. Arranged by play, the full-color images exhibit the rich diversity of artistic styles and treatments applied to each work. Featured artists include Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Charles Robinson, John Austen, Frank Pape, Charles Folkard, Louis Rhead, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John William Waterhouse.
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White Nights and Other StoriesFrom the author of Crime and Punishment comes this remarkable collection of short fiction.Ten compelling tales, steeped in Dostoyevsky's characteristic themes of spiritual torment and psychological conflict, evoke life in Czarist Russia. Featured stories include Dream of a Ridiculous Man, The Honest Thief, A Gentil Creature, and the title work.
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Diary of a Madman: And Other StoriesOpening a door to a bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story offers an unforgettable depiction of a lunatic civil servant and his struggles to be noticed by the woman he loves. This excellent introduction to Gogol also features Nevski Prospect and The Portrait.
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The Duel and Other StoriesSix selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes The Darling, a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; as well as The Kiss, Anna on the Neck, The Man in a Case, The Malefactor, and the title story.
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Great Russian Short StoriesTwelve powerful works of fiction, including Pushkin's The Queen of Spades, Gogol's The Overcoat, Turgenev's The District Doctor, Dostoyevsky's White Nights, Tolstoy's How Much Land Does a Man Need?, plus The Clothes Mender by Leskov, The Lady with the Toy Dog by Chekhov, Twenty-Six Men and a Girl by Gorky, Lazarus by Andreyev, and more.
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Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photoshis title features intimate photographs of the luminous movie star from the summer of 1953 - unseen until now. In the summer of 1953, John Vachon, then a photographer for Look magazine, drew the assignment to cover three American films being shot on location in the Canadian Rockies. In one of those shoots, Vachon captured a Marilyn Monroe rarely seen in the thousands of carefully styled photographs issued by ...
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Knights, Weapons and Armor CD-ROM and Book (+ CD-ROM)From the pages of rare books come these 281 black-and-white illustrations of armor, weapons, and the men who lived and died with them. A sweeping range of extraordinary, authentic images includes swords, helmets, coats of mail, daggers, shields, battle-axes, warships, intricate battle scenes, and more, all loaded with historic interest.
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Full-color Knights and Armor (+ CD-ROM)Focusing mainly on England, these illuminated engravings range from the 9th to the 15th century. Bursting with colour and detail, the 48 plates include Norman knights and archers, Richard the First, numerous earls, war horses, and weaponry. This is a Dover original selection from A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, Vols. 1-3, Henry G. Bohn, London, 1842.
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Pre-Columbian Mexican Designs (+ CD-ROM)As stories told through pictures, the magnificent codices created by Mexico's ancient Indians are rich in history and folk art. In this dazzling collection of 366 color and black-and-white designs expertly selected from original codices, visual renderings of kings, warriors, tribal ceremonies, and mystical journeys will delight artists and history enthusiasts alike.
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Geometric Designs (+ CD-ROM)This treasury of dazzling geometrical designs includes prismatic configurations that recede and advance, optical illusions that confound the eyes, intricate kaleidoscopic images, and more. Illustrators, designers, and craftspeople will find this collection of designs indispensable for art and craft use, as wallpaper and textile designs, and a host of other projects.
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1, 001 Decorative Vector Ornaments (+ CD-ROM)Unlike pixel-based digital images that often distort, Vector graphics can be enlarged to any size without the loss of clarity or quality. This collection features hundreds of versatile Vector-based borders, cartouches, scrolls, and spot illustrations. Sources for these unusual, attractive graphics include Greek vases, Byzantine mosaics, German woodcarvings and ironwork, and Persian tiles.
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Medieval Knights, Armor and Weapons (+ CD-ROM)Skillfully reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece, this collection features 60 hand-coloured engravings of medieval knights and their weapons. Images include warriors on horseback as well as an assortment of lances, spears, mobile siege towers, muskets, and armour.
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Victorian Design from the Crystal Palace Exhibition (+ CD-ROM)London's Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in a massive glass structure called the Crystal Palace. This carefully selected gallery of more than 300 items from that colossal Victorian World's Fair includes ceramics, furniture, carriages, wallpaper, glass, textiles, and many other exhibits. This authentic treasury of 19th-century decorative and applied art includes a bonus CD-ROM of every image from the book.
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French Baroque OrnamentChosen from a rare 19th-century source, these 124 black-and-white illustrations capture the lavish devices and grand sweep of European Baroque design. Use the royalty-free art in this collection - a population of elaborate architectural ornaments, decorative motifs, and border elements - to embellish a host of craft, design, and graphic projects.
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1565 Spot Illustrations and Motifs (+ CD-ROM)You'll turn to this collection of wonderfully detailed, ready-to-use spot illustrations again and again: animals, insects, birds, furniture, tools, hardware, recreational scenes, ornamental borders and devices, fruit, flora, and much more. The black-and-white illustrations — filled with quaint, old-fashioned flavor — will add nostalgic flourishes to an array of projects!
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414 Geometric Designs and Motifs (+ CD-ROM)Over 400 original, black-and-white, attention-getting graphics that pop, recede, and shimmer. Circles, squares, ellipses, curves, lines, and angles create unique visual effects that are at times strong and intriguing and sometimes — purely dazzling. Great for use in ornamental packaging, room decoration, and graphics, the illustrations can be cropped, enlarged, or used as is.
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600 Decorative Floral DesignsExquisitely detailed and stylistically rare, these 19th-century illustrations depict lush blossoms and plants surrounded by design elements of the most magnificent order. Perfect for enhancing greeting cards, newsletters, and websites, the 72 pages of black-and-white patterns also offer inspiration for needlework and other craft projects.
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Overcoat and Other Short StoriesFour works by great 19th-century Russian author: "The Nose", a savage satire of Russia's incompetent bureaucrats; "Old-Fashioned Farmers", a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion; "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich", one of Gogol’s most famous comic stories; and "The Overcoat", widely considered a masterpiece of form.
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Adventure of the Dancing Men and other Sherlock Holmes StoriesFour superb stories featuring the peerless sleuth and his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson: "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", "The Adventure of the Dying Detective", "The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans". Wonderful introduction to Holmes corpus; pocket-size treat for any mystery lover.
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