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The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain  The Augustan Age, Ford, Boris
1 Ford, Boris The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain The Augustan Age
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1991 0521309786 / 9780521309783 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.. ; Volume 5; B&W Illustrations; 9.92 X 7.01 X 1.02 inches; 374 pages; "Volume 5 focuses on the arts of the 18th century in Britain covering the period 1702 to 1785, from the beginning of Queen Anne's reign until just after the death of the great literary and moral bastion of the century, Dr Johnson." Part of a nine-volume work on literature, music, drama, the visual arts, crafts and architecture through the ages, revealing the ebb and flow of artistic creation in Britain. This volume covers the arts of the 18th century, a period marked by an affinity with the high civilization of Augustan Rome. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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2 Hart, Gwen A History of Cheltenham
Leicester, UK Leicester University Press 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
DJ has long archivally repaired tear across top back panel of DJ and several shorter tears, light soil and chipping. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. A foldout reproduction of a 9x5 1809 map by Thomas Jameson called 'Plan of the Town with the Situation of the Mineral Wells at Cheltenham' ; 394 pages 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Britain and Europe  Pitt to Churchill, 1793-1940, Joll, James (ed.)
3 Joll, James (ed.) Britain and Europe Pitt to Churchill, 1793-1940
London Adam and Charles Black 1961 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ shows light edge wear, spine discolored, some soil back panel of DJ ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; British political tradition series; 385 pages 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, Shapin, Steven
4 Shapin, Steven A Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1994 0226750191 / 9780226750194 Later Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Small corner bumps and creasing. ; A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 483 pages; "How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another?In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice. He argues that problems of credibility in science were practically solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honor, and integrity. These codes formed, and arguably still form, an important basis for securing reliable knowledge about the natural world.Shapin uses detailed historical narrative to argue about the establishment of factual knowledge both in science and in everyday practice. Accounts of the mores and manners of gentlemen-philosophers are used to illustrate Shapin's broad claim that trust is imperative for constituting every kind of knowledge. Knowledge-making is always a collective enterprise: people have to know whom to trust in order to know something about the natural world." 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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