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Title page of English Table Glass

English Table Glass

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Percy Bate was born in Manchester in 1868.  In addition to English Table Glass, he authored several books on portraiture and other forms of art.  He was Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and later Director of Aberdeen Municipal Art Gallery and Museum.  In English...Read More
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The Future of the American Negro

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Born a slave on a Virginia farm in 1856, Booker T. Washington taught himself to read after emancipation, worked hard to fund his own education, and eventually attended the Hampton Institute. He became a prominent Black educator and an important voice on race in America during the...Read More
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The Homes of America

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Described by the Literary World Magazine of 1880 as a “superb holiday volume” and printed on toned paper with a gold deckle edge, this volume is illustrated with engravings of many well-known, and not so well-known, American homes. Not surprisingly, it features a detailed description of the White...Read More
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Houdini's Escapes

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In 1926, world-famous magician Harry Houdini died of peritonitis following a ruptured appendix. Before his death, he had planned to write several books on varied subjects, including his own career and magical secrets. Fortunately, he had discussed these ideas and shared his notes with...Read More
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Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery

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This volume includes biographical information on Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) as well as a history of the Wedgwood Pottery and its wares. Wedgwood started producing pottery in about 1759 and is credited with the industrialization of pottery manufacturing. His unique glazes, including the classic...Read More
Cover of Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War

Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War

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Leslie's Weekly was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1852 and published until 1922. This special publication includes many photographs, illustrations, and stories culled from its coverage of World War I. It features a section written by General John J. Pershing about...Read More
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Lessons in Sabre, Singlestick, Sabre & Bayonet, and Sword Feats

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John Musgrave Waite (c. 1820–1884) was a Victorian fencing master and non-commissioned officer in the British 2nd Life Guards, a regiment in which the tradition of the sabre was maintained. This book is still used by the Schola Gladiatoria, a group in London which provides organized instruction in...Read More
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The Structure of the Wool Fibre

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F. H. Bowman’s The Structure of the Wool Fibre and Its Relation to the Use of Wool for Technical Purposes is a seminal text in the history of vocational and technical education in Great Britain and here in the United States. This book is part of a series that, for the first time, examined ...Read More
Cover of Fannie Lou Hamer biography

This Little Light of Mine

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On August 31, 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer rode a bus with 17 other African Americans from her hometown of Ruleville to Indianola, Mississippi to register to vote. She was refused her legal right to register. When she returned home, she was fired by her employer and her family was thrown off the land...Read More