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The Golden Cockerel Press

Abebooks, an online rare book dealer, identifies fine and private presses in the following manner: “A fine press is a type of publisher that produces books of a high intrinsic and artistic quality…[A] private press…is a type of small press … Continue reading

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Face of a Nation: An Impartial History of the War in America

Throughout the 237 years of the United States of America’s existence, George Washington’s image has stood as a reminder of the ideals upon which this nation was founded. Washington’s multitude of portraits came to represent liberty, democracy, and freedom from … Continue reading

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Cinderella: Big Tale, Little Misses

Transcending space and time, Charles Perrault’s Cinderella has withstood countless transformations to become the most widely recognized fairy tale of all time. Stemming from an original, albeit much more violent, telling of the story of Cinderella by Giambattista Basile of … Continue reading

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Familiarizing the Foreign

Jean-Frédéric Bernard and Bernard Picart began publishing their cutting edge collaboration, The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations of the Known World, in the early 1720s, at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Over the course of the eighteenth … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Black Lord Herbert

Edward Herbert of Cherbury wrote The Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth between 1630 and 1645. Edward, a unique character in his own right, is the often forgotten older brother of the Welsh poet George Herbert. Edward Herbert’s … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Thomas Gage

In 1648, Thomas Gage published an account of his travels in the new world, the first of its kind to be written in English. In The English American, Gage writes of his travels through what are now the countries of … Continue reading

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