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Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
Thomas Eccardt
0781810329
June 2004
Paperback
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Victorian Traveler in the Middle East: The Photography and Travel Writing of Annie Lady Brassey
Nancy Micklewright
0754632024
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book of Hours
Simon Marmion, James Thorpe
0873281306


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Book Description
Books of Hours are among the most striking examples of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Commissioned by wealthy men and women for their private religious devotions, these beautifully decorated books contain prayers for the eight canonical hours of the day.
This book reproduces seventeen jewel-like miniature paintings by Simon Marmion from one of the finest Books of Hours in the Huntington Library's collections. Marmion, one of the most accomplished illuminators of the fifteenth century, produced this example sometime between 1450 and 1475. The French manuscript Book of Hours displays a number of scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The book's introduction discusses the history and meaning of Books of Hours, both as books of devotion and as works of art.

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Huntington Library
Scala Publishers
1857593340
June 2004
Hardcover
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La Repubblica Di San Marino Una Storia Millenaria (San Marino Republic A Millenary History)
Pierpaolo Guardigli (Author), et al
B000E902VE

Paperback
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Conflict in Medieval Europe: Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture
Warren Brown (Editor)
0754609545
July 2003
Hardcover
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Policing the Elephant: Crime, Punishment, and Social Behavior on the Overland Trail
John Phillip Reid
0873281594
November 1996
Paperback
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Walter Nugent, Notre Dame University
The volume...will, I predict, force scholars to reassess the role of law in nineteenth-century America.

The Journal of American History
A welcome contribution to the history of crime and punishment in the mid-nineteenth-century United States.

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The Huntington Art Collections : A Handbook
Huntington Library and Art Gallery
0873280903
January 1, 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
The Huntington Art Collections are famous for a large group of eighteenth-century British portraits. Around these paintings have been assembled other art objects of the same period, particularly drawings and watercolors, French paintings, French and English sculpture, tapestries, furniture, porcelain, and silver. This handbook offers a complete listing of these works of art, and all others in the Huntington collections. Almost all items are illustrated.


Trees of San Marino
Wendy Stubly
0873281292
January 1, 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
This handsome book, spiral-bound for easy reference, describes in detail more than 50 of the most frequently planted trees in the city of San Marino in southern California. Each of these varied and picturesque species is illustrated, and a full description of the history, botanical information, and cultivation of each is included.


British Portrait Drawings, 1600-1900 : Twenty-Five Examples from the Huntington Collection
Robert Wark
0873281233
January 1, 1982
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Book Description
The Huntington collection of British art includes not only the unrivaled full-length, life-size portrait paintings, but also many examples of the less familiar, more informal, but charming side of British portraiture--the drawings. In this book, twenty-five of these drawings are reproduced, each accompanied by a facing page of commentary. There are works in pencil, pen, wash, pastel, watercolor, and various combinations thereof. Some are presentation works intended to fill a more private and intimate function than the life-scale portraits in oil. Some are preparatory studies for works of art. Some are casual sketches made for the artist's own enjoyment or as a record of a memorable face.
The drawings are representative examples of the work of twenty-five artists. They range in date from the early seventeenth...


Guide to British Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (448p)
Mary Robertson
0873281179
January 1, 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
The guide surveys the half-million British historical manuscripts in the Huntington collections, which range from the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. Included are full summaries of four major archival collections: the Battle Abbey, the Ellesmere, the Hastings, and the Stowe. Substantial description is also given for other collections of forty or more pieces and for the many notable separate manuscripts. This book also includes a selective bibliography of previous printings of the material and a comprehensive index.

About the Author
Mary Robertson is the William A. Moffett Chief Curator of Manuscripts at the Huntington Library.


Isaac Cruikshank and the Politics of Parody : Watercolors from the Huntington Collection
Edward Nygren (Editor)
0873281470
January 1, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Isaac Cruikshank and the Politics of Parody is a catalogue raisonne of Cruikshank's watercolors in the Huntington, the largest group of works by the artist in this medium. All 117 images, called "drolls" because of their comic themes and characters, are illustrated, along with the artist's notes and sketches on the verso of the originals. Cruikshank was a contemporary of Rowlandson and Gillray, and the father of George Cruikshank, the well-known illustrator of Dickens.
Cruikshank catches most of his subjects when they would least like to be observed. Whether the setting is public or domestic, disaster has struck, or is impending: a boat on its way to Vauxhall gardens capsizes near Westminster Bridge; a stampede of pigs en route to Smithfield Market overwhelms strolling shoppers; an inexperienced chef begins to...


California Legal History Manuscripts in the Huntington Library : A Guide by The Committee on History of Law in California at The State Bar of California
Huntington Library and Art Gallery
0873280997
January 1, 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Huntington Library houses a wealth of material pertaining to legal history. The collections that deal with California law are predominantly from the nineteenth century and involve real estate, agriculture, and industries such as mining, oil, and commerce. For the lawyer of the period, these areas of activity generated a large property and contract law practice. Manuscripts relating to property law involve the acquisition, development, use, and transfer of real estate. Contract law documents in the collections pertain to the transactions of a dynamic era of entrepreneurialism in the nineteenth century. This guide provides access to the collections for scholars and attorneys researching California legal, social, and business history.
Compiled by Gordon Bakken, under the direction of the Committee on History of...

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