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The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy
The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy
The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy

The First Ten: A Penmaen Bibliography Compiled and Edited by Michael Peich; Afterword by Michael McCurdy

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Descriptive bibliography of the productions of the Penmaen Press. With an introduction by Peich, an afterword by the wood engraver and owner of the Press, Michael McCurdy, and four chapters: Books, Broadsides, Ephemera, and Plates. Title page and chapter openings have wood engravings by Michael McCurdy.

Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, 1978. Trade edition, limited to 500 copies; signed by Michael McCurdy on title page; dust jacket in protective cover; spine slightly faded; embossed royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

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A breathtaking journey into the hidden history of medieval manuscripts, from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the ornate Psalter of Henry VIII

"A delight--immersive, conversational, and intensely visual, full of gorgeous illustrations and shimmering description." -Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves

Medieval manuscripts can tell us much about power and art, knowledge and beauty. Many have survived because of an author's status--part of the reason we have so much of Chaucer's writing, for example, is because he was a London-based government official first and a poet second. Other works by the less influential have narrowly avoided ruin, like the book of illiterate Margery Kempe, found in a country house closet, the cover nibbled on by mice. Scholar Mary Wellesley recounts the amazing origins of these remarkable manuscripts, surfacing the important roles played by women and ordinary people--the grinders, binders, and scribes--in their creation and survival.

The Gilded Page is the story of the written word in the manuscript age. Rich and surprising, it shows how the most exquisite objects ever made by human hands came from unexpected places.

"Mary Wellesley is a born storyteller and The Gilded Page is as good as historical writing gets. This is a sensational debut by a wonderfully gifted historian." --Dan Jones, bestselling author of The Plantagenets and The Templars

The Heart of Cleveland

The Heart of Cleveland

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The Heart Wants

The Heart Wants

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The History of Gangster Rap

The History of Gangster Rap

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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.
The Lyrics

The Lyrics

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From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his "Golden Earth Girl," Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of "Let It Be," "Lovely Rita," "Yesterday," and "Mull of Kintyre," as well as McCartney's literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher.

With images from McCartney's personal archives--handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen--The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

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The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey

It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments - the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it's been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else's lens, largely satisfying someone else's assignment to define me.

This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side.

Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit.

Love,
Mariah

The Modern Caravan: Stories of Love, Beauty, and Adventure on the Open Road

The Modern Caravan: Stories of Love, Beauty, and Adventure on the Open Road

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A gorgeous book celebrating travel, adventure, and beautifully styled rolling homes.

The Modern Caravan is a warm invitation into rolling homes designed for life on the open road.

Brimming with evocative storytelling and hundreds of photographs showcasing handsome interiors and stunning landscapes, this book features more than 35 stories from solo travelers, couples, and families who traded the comforts of a rooted life for ever-changing vistas and eye-opening experiences.

Readers will meet a family exploring Australia in a cozy vintage camper filled with plants and natural wood finishes; a young couple designing a modern trailer inspired by the colors and textures of the high desert; and a couple who renovated their chic Airstream with green velvet seating, floral wallpaper, and herringbone wood floors.

Balancing style with function, each carefully crafted tiny home is the result of long-held dreams, ingenuity, and imagination.

EXPERT AUTHOR: Kate Oliver is a celebrated Airstream builder and designer. Her work has been profiled in Dwell, Remodelista, Domino, Apartment Therapy, and Design*Sponge, among others. In this book, she draws on her experience as a designer, builder, storyteller, and photographer to create a one-of-a-kind book full of wanderlust and inspiration--the ultimate guide to beautiful small-space living.

SPEAKS TO WANDERLUST TREND: The book speaks to anyone eager for products and experiences that offer an escape into a world of simple pleasures and exploration. With gorgeous travel photography, engaging stories, and practical tips, this package will appeal to design enthusiasts, armchair travelers, and anyone who dreams of a life of adventure.

BEAUTIFUL GIFT: This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves road trips, outdoor adventure, or interior design. The book includes hundreds of gorgeous photographs and makes for a thoughtful present to give along with any adventure accessory or decor object--a flannel shirt, a ceramic bowl, or a beautiful blanket--and the eye-catching package will add beauty wherever it's displayed.

Perfect for:

- People interested in travel and alternative living spaces
- Interior designers
- Minimalists
- Armchair travelers
- Weekend adventurers and road trippers
- Followers of the #vanlife movement
- Fans of Cabin Porn and The New Bohemians

The Primal Alliance, Earth and Ocean

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The Secret Language of Maps

The Secret Language of Maps

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A highly visual exploration of diagrams and data that helps you understand how maps are part of everyday thinking, how they tell stories, and how they can reframe your point of view, from Stanford University's world-renowned d.school.

"This book is the ultimate legend to mapping all kinds of data."--Jessica Hagy, Webby Award-winning blogger of Indexed and author of How to Be Interesting (In Ten Simple Steps)

Maps aren't just geographic, they are also infographic and include all types of frameworks and diagrams. Any figure that sorts data visually and presents it spatially is a map. Maps are ways of organizing information and figuring out what's important. Even stories can be mapped! The Secret Language of Maps provides a simple framework to deconstruct existing maps and then shows you how to create your own.

An embedded mystery story about a woman who investigates the disappearance of an old high school friend illustrates how to use different maps to make sense of all types of information. Colorful illustrations bring the story to life and demonstrate how the fictional character's collection of data, properly organized and "mapped," leads her to solve the mystery of her friend's disappearance.

You'll learn how to gather data, organize it, and present it to an audience. You'll also learn how to view the many maps that swirl around our daily lives with a critical eye, aware of the forces that are in play for every creator.