Commemorates exhibitions of the Société des artistes français, and 18<90>-19 , of the Société national des beaux-arts Description based on: 1890 Imprint varies. Published by Ester & Lauriat, 1890-1891; by Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1892-1896; by Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Co., 1897-1899; by Manzi, Joyant & Co., 1900-1908 Authored 1890 by Armand Dayot; 1891 by Antonin Proust; 1892 by Gustave Larroumet; 1893 by Gaston Jollivet; 1894 by Roger Miles; 1895 by L. Bénédite; 1896 by Thiebault-Sisson; 1897 by Gaston Schefer; 1898-1899 by Antonin Proust; 1900 by Henri Frantz; 1901-1902 by Maurice Hamel; 1903 by Maurice Hamel and Arsène Alexandre; 1904 by Maurice Hamel; 1908 by Charles Saunier American edition of Goupil's "Salon de..." <1890>- "...plates in photogravure and etchings by Goupil et Cie with text in English translated by Henry Bacon" Translated 1890-1899 by Henry Bacon; 1900 by Clarence Wason; 1901-1904 by Paul Villars; 1908 by Henry D. Davray Issued by Goupil et Cie
"The Confessions Of A Beachcomber" is an amazing autobiography of a man who left his career to live the simple live of a beachcomber on Dunk Island off the northern coast of Queensland in Australia. An avowed follower of Thoreau, Banfield sough as simple a life as possible and maintained that life on his tropical island for twenty-five years. He started observing the flora, fauna, and aborigines of the island. "With the aid of a good telescope and a compact pair of field glasses, birds may be studied and known far more pleasurably than as stark cabinet specimens," he writes. Banfield managed to make an impression of diving into the world he describes. Reading "The Confessions Of A Beachcomber is a real adventure! If you ever wanted to escape from modern life to something natural and simple, this book is an excellent choice!
The royal pastime of cock-fighting, or, The Art of breeding, feeding, fighting, and curing cocks of the game. Published purely for the good, and benefit of all such as take delight in that royal, and warlike sport. To which is prefixed, a short treatise,
Facsimile of 1709 ed
Reminiscences of a Yurok woman is the autobiographical narrative of a pure-blooded aristocrat of the Yurok Indians, and one of the few firsthand accounts of Native American life and culture written by a female. Lucy Thompson is one of the few Native American women who has written a book about her people. Lucy didn’t present her book to journalists or anthropologists – she just wrote her own story out of concern for the survival of her people and her customs, and worry that their story would not be told. Lucy Thompson gives readers a unique insider's view of a great culture. "To the American Indian" offers an incriminating and timeless portrait of Yurok life in the 19th century that only a firsthand viewpoint can provide.
An elderly woman, the nameless narrator, active and intractable tries to stop her children’s overprotection. She rebels against pills and counsels with which her offspring are eager to stuff her. A remarkable and strikingly modern account of growing old by Mary Heaton Vorse (1874 -1966), an American novelist, radical journalist and labor activist. Her novel “Autobiography of an Elderly Woman”, full of unsurpassed wisdom, shakes the convictions that old age is a time of isolated uselessness.
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An account of a tropical island near Australia, harmony with the environment, contemplative life and the diversity of nature presented through author’s observation. By Edmund James Banfield, an Australian author and naturalist.
A book in six volumes, containing the lives of 294 women by an English novelist of the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries Mary Hays. “Female Biography” published in 1803, established Hays as one of England's early feminist biographers. The book touches upon the problems of women’s education, employment and career opportunities.
Personal story and history of Amecican’s woman pioneer, Christiana Holmes Tillson. The book was first published privately under the title: “Reminiscences of early life in Illinois by our mother.” This is a true excellent picture of society and conditions in rural Illinois in 1820, and of the life of the founders of Illinois described by a contemporary observer, Mrs. Christiana Holmes Tillson. On the day when Illinois was both territory and state its population of some 35,000 lay in two columns on opposite sides of the state, resting on the connection with the outside world furnished by the Mississippi, the Ohio, and the Wabash Rivers respectively. The population clustered in the rich river bottom, gift of the Mississippi, where Illinois history began, and in the neighborhood of the United States saline in Gallatin County. It tended always to make settlements on water courses for the sake of securing timber, water, and easy communication.
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