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  • The Annals (Dover Value Editions)

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    "The first writer in the world, without a single exception," declared Thomas Jefferson of Tacitus, proclaiming this book "a compound of history and morality of which we have no other example." The ancient historian wrote this vital chronicle of Imperial Rome during the great civilization's decline. It spans A.D. 14-68, painting incisive psychological portraits of the era's major figures.Tacitus held high offices in the Roman government, allowing him firsthand views of the emperors and the effects of their tyranny. His chronicle begins with the death of Augustus and relates the moral decline and rampant civil unrest during the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. He also discusses in detail the period's many military campaigns. Masterful in his handling of dramatic narrative and trenchant in his discourse, Tacitus is the model historian. The Annals not only records the past but also re-creates it for modern readers.
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  • Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

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    This classic of Catskill lore, enhanced with lovely watercolors, established the reputation of Arthur Rackham, and today the images are recognized as among the artist's best works. Sure to enchant art lovers and Rackham devotees, this edition of all 51 full-page illustrations, plus Irving's complete story, will delight fantasy enthusiasts of all ages.
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  • Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War I

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    These real-life adventures from the desperate years of World War I are the stories of prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Inspiring and exciting, the 17 tales are told by the fugitives themselves. Each tale abounds in remarkable examples of resourcefulness. 15 black-and-white illustrations and 3 maps.
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  • The Voyage Out (Dover Value Editions)

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    "A strange, tragic, inspired novel . . . as poignant as anything in modern fiction." — E. M. ForsterThis acclaimed novel marked the debut of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and important writers. In Virginia Woolf's captivating exploration of a young woman's growing self-awareness, the events of a shipboard journey to South America parallel the naive heroine's inner quest. Her experiences, from a first kiss to a surprising flowering of real love, may inspire the reader to reflect on gender roles in society, love among intellectuals, and the strivings and sorrows of life.The Voyage Out offers an excellent introduction to Woolf's writing. Not only is it the first of her novels, it is also one of the most accessible. Less formally experimental than Woolf's later books, but highly representative of her poetic style and innovative techniques, it offers a moving depiction of the thrills and confusion of youth.
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  • The Story of Joan of Arc (Dover Children's Classics)

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    Inspiring story of a 15th-century farm girl who answered a divine call to drive the English from France. The miraculous story of the Maid of Orleans unfolds from her early childhood and the touching story of the "Voices," to the battles she led and the splendid march to Rheims.
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  • The Story of Joan of Arc (Dover Children's Classics)

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    Her story is legendary, but it happens to be true: nineteen-year-old Joan of Arc led armies into battle during the Hundred Years War and helped liberate France from English domination. One of the most famous children's books ever published, this elegant work recounts Joan's wondrous transformation from peasant girl to military commander to Christian saint and martyr. Generations of artists and writers from around the world have drawn inspiration from Joan's life, and she remains among the best-known historical figures of the Middle Ages. Maurice Boutet de Monvel's simple but moving retelling of her story features a series of imaginative illustrations that won the artist international fame. All forty-five of the images from his 1896 deluxe picture book appear here in full color, reflecting the saint's enduring symbolic power as well as her deep humanity. An Introduction by Gerald Gottlieb is included in this edition.
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  • The Power of Buildings, 1920-1950: A Master Draftsman's Record (Dover Architecture)

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    Trained as an architect in the early twentieth century, Hugh Ferriss possessed a vision of form that surpassed the traditional blueprints of his peers—and it showed in his distinctively moody renderings. A master of light and shadow, he managed to capture the spirit of each building with a heightened sense of perspective and design. By the 1920s, he was well on his way to becoming America's greatest architectural draftsman. Ferriss' remarkable style, which influenced generations of builders, is highlighted in this illustrated journey through three decades of American architecture.Accompanied by illuminating text and captions, this collection of sixty of his extraordinary drawings includes: Rockefeller Center, a stunning symbol of modern Art Deco style; California's Shasta Dam, ranked as one of the great civil engineering feats of the world; the Perisphere and Trylon from New York's 1939 World's Fair; Taliesin-in-Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright's breathtaking winter home; and Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater, a dramatic structure that incorporates natural elements and rock formations. Plus, there are illustrations of the Empire State Building, the United Nations headquarters, airports, grain elevators, bomb shelters, and more. Architects, draftsmen, and designers of all ages will savor the wonder and imagination in this magnificent volume.
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  • The Modern Story Book: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD (Dover Read and Listen)

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    This rediscovered classic from the 1930s tells nine imaginative stories about trains, cars, and other machinery with human personalities. The CD features readings of all nine stories and the book includes 30 full-page color images and numerous black-and-white illustrations along with the text. Children will delight in these tales of a lazy automobile, a runaway elevator, a hungry steam shovel, and other endearing machines.
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  • Simon Willard and His Clocks

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    The inventor who established America's first clock factory and developed clock-making techniques that are still in use more than 200 years later, Willard was a master among craftsmen. This unique biography, written by his great-grandson, not only chronicles the inventor's life, it explains his methods and catalogs his creations.
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  • My First Travels in North America

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    A woman ahead of her time, Isabella Bird (1831–1904) ranks among the most adventurous travel writers of her era. In this captivating travelogue, she reports to her sister back home in England on a series of journeys through nineteenth-century Canada and the United States. Bird recounts with passion and sensitivity such sights as wigwams on Prince Edward Island and Quebec's romantic falls of Lorette, in addition to dark encounters with cholera, slavery, and harrowing storms at sea.Bird, whose youth was marred by illness, was advised by her physician to travel. With a budget of 100 pounds from her clergyman father, she ventured off to North America on the first of many journeys. Her later expeditions included forays to the Middle East and Asia, yielding books of discerning observations that have entertained and enlightened readers for over a century.
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  • Masterpieces of Medieval Open Timber Roofs (Dover Architecture)

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    Excellently framed and designed, with bold, receding arches, the open timber roofs of the medieval period featured massive moldings, carved timbers, and intricate tracery. Today, these roofs are recognized for their striking beauty, rich ornamentation, and the consummate skills of the carpenters and builders who crafted them.This excellent reproduction of a rare nineteenth-century volume includes numerous full-page illustrations and construction details revealing a wealth of information on the major roof styles (tie-beam, trussed rafter, hammer-beam, and collar-braced) of medieval English churches. More than 50 illustrations of 34 English churches are included, among them the exquisite double hammer-beam roof of Knapton Church in Norwich, the richly ornamented roof over Trinity Chapel, Cirencester Church, in Gloucestershire, and the magnificent roof over Wymondham Church, in Norfolk, in which hammer-beams, boldly projecting into the nave, are exquisitely carved into figures of angels with expanding wings.These and many more masterly constructions are captured in the authors' own geometric and perspective drawings (done on-site), superbly reproduced here in detailed, highly accurate engravings. In addition to a wealth of pictorial detail, the authors also provide an informative general introduction to the major types of roof construction, as well as expert commentary on each individual roof, describing its distinguishing characteristics, ornament, measurements, and other details.Artists and illustrators will prize these beautifully rendered plates for their beauty and detail, while architects, antiquarians, and lovers of things medieval will appreciate the authenticity of the plates and the knowledgeable commentary of the architect-authors.
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  • Maskelyne's Book of Magic (Dover Magic Books)

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    A charming glimpse of stage magic in the early twentieth century, this engaging manual's time-honored tricks range from sleight of hand with coins, cards, and rope to thought-reading and juggling. Written by a famous magician, its tried-and-true feats and performance tips are illustrated by sixty figures and thirteen vintage photographs. A British stage magician of the 1930s and '40s, Jasper Maskelyne was a third-generation performer in a well-known family of illusionists. During World War II, Maskelyne assembled a squad known as the “Magic Gang” to misdirect Axis bombers and camouflage the activities of the Allied forces with illusions of tanks, battleships, and armies. This new edition of his captivating classic features an introduction by magic historian and author Edwin A. Dawes that recounts Maskelyne's larger-than-life career and exploits.
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  • Leonardo on Art and the Artist (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

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    Here is a complete picture of the techniques and working philosophy of one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the Renaissance. Assembled by a brilliant scholar from Leonardo's own writings--Notebooks and The Treatise on Painting--as well as his artistic production, the book offers a carefully balanced view of the artistÕs intellectual growth. Drawing on all the relevant writings, and rectifying many errors made by previous scholars, this work differs from earlier studies in its systematic grouping of the passages of Leonardo's writings concerning painting. In organizing the materials, the editor focuses on problems of interpretation; the result is the direct opposite of a simple anthology, offering instead a reconstruction of the underlying meaning of Leonardo's words. For each section, noted French art scholar André Chastel has provided an informative introduction and notes, and substantial bibliographic and reference materials for the book as a whole. More than 125 painstakingly reproduced illustrations are found throughout the text, further enhancing this rich and accessible resourceÑsure to be welcomed by scholars, lay readers, and any admirer of the incomparable Leonardo. Unabridged republication of The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci, originally published by The Orion Press, New York, 1961. Notes. Printed Editions of Leonardo's Writings. Table of Manuscripts. Table of Paintings. Chronological Table. List of Illustrations. References to Entries. Over 125 black-and-white illustrations.
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  • Late Victorian Architectural Plans and Details (Dover Architecture)

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    This authentic reproduction of plans drawn up by a noted nineteenth-century architectural firm features both residential and public buildings. Hundreds of illustrations include floor plans, perspective views, and elevations as well as designs for staircases, fireplaces, and other interior details. Other drawings depict windows, doors, balconies, and gables. Photographs offer crisp views of exteriors. Victorian architecture buffs will prize this excellent source of authentic period designs. Its 126 plates comprise 87 images of residences; the remaining 39 structures include a field club building, stables, a library, a school, a railroad station, a dry goods store, and a music hall. Captions describe locations, dimensions, costs, and other particulars.
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  • Great American Ghost Stories: Chilling Tales by Poe, Bierce, Hawthorne and Others (Dover Mystery, Detective, & Other Fiction)

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    Sixteen spine-tingling tales from the dark side of our nation's literary history include stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James, Mark Twain, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and other literary luminaries. The collection begins with Edgar Allan Poe’s "Ligeia," a classic Gothic horror tale of a love stronger than death, followed by "The Gray Champion," Nathaniel Hawthorne's fable of a supernatural hero who reappears in times of national danger. Other stories include "Grayling; or, 'Murder Will Out'" by William Gilmore Simms; "The Real Right Thing" by Henry James; "Lady Ferry" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "My Platonic Sweetheart" by Mark Twain; Frank R. Stockton's "The Philosophy of Relative Existences"; "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford; and "An Itinerant House" by Emma Frances Dawson. Ambrose Bierce's mystery classic, "The Moonlit Road," appears here, along with "The Conquering Will" by Harriet Prescott Spofford; "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; Edith Wharton's "The Eyes"; "Consequences" by Willa Cather; "Call Me From the Valley" by Manly Wade Wellman; and Parke Godwin's "The Fire When It Comes."
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  • Classic Crime Stories: 13 Tales from Edgar Allan Poe to Lawrence Block

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    Prepare for sleuthful suspense at its very best! This anthology of tantalizing tales includes thirteen of literature's finest crime stories. Enjoy the genre's most glittering jewels, including the first detective story ever written, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," and G. K. Chesterton's "The Blue Cross," the mystery that introduced the world-famous Father Brown. This collection also boasts such crime classics as:• "A Scandal in Bohemia" (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)• "The Gutting of Couffignal" (Dashiell Hammett)• "I'll Be Waiting" (Raymond Chandler)• "The Problem of Cell 13" (Jacques Futrelle)• "By the Dawn's Early Light" (Lawrence Block)and six more thrill-filled masterpieces.A short-story collection of unforgettable plots, murder methods, clues, and characters, Classic Crime Stories will satisfy readers' appetites for the expertly crafted whodunit!
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