Looking Glass

Author: Andrew Mayne

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542047999

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Professor Theo Cray caught one of the most prolific serial killers in history using revolutionary scientific methods. Cut off from university research because of the shroud of suspicion around him after the death of his former student and the aftermath of catching his quarry, Cray tries to rebuild his life but finds himself drawn into another unsolved case. The desperate father of a missing child, ignored by the authorities and abandoned by his community, turns to Theo for help. The only clues are children's drawings and an inner-city urban legend about someone called the Toy Man. To unravel the mystery behind the Toy Man, Theo must set aside his scientific preconceptions and embrace a world where dreams and nightmares carry just as much weight as reality. As he becomes immersed in the case, he discovers a far-reaching conspiracy--one that hasn't yet claimed its last victim.
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More Than You Wished (The Hamilton Family Series, Book 2)

Author: Jo Goodman

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614179042

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Following the War Between the States, reclaiming her family's Carolina plantation from her ruthless stepfather is Bria Hamilton's only desire. And if hiring a dangerously attractive Northerner as a means-to-an-end will see her plan through, it's a risk she'll take. But Luke Kincaid is not as he seems, and has but one reason for accepting Bria's offer: revenge. He cannot afford the laughter that sweetens their moments, or the passion he longs to teach her, or the love he never meant to feel. And neither can Bria. THE COMPASS CLUB, in series order Let Me Be The One Everything I Ever Wanted All I Ever Needed Beyond A Wicked Kiss THE DENNEHY SISTERS, in series order: Only My Love My Heart's Desire Forever in My Heart Always in My Dreams Only in My Arms THE MARSHALL BROTHERS, in series order: Her Defiant Heart His Heart's Revenge THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY, in series order: My Steadfast Heart My Reckless Heart With All My Heart REVIEWS: "Jo Goodman is a master at historical romance." ~Fresh Fiction
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The Naturalist's Note Book

A Monthly Record of Anecdotes, Theories, and Facts Relating to Natural Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Includes notices of new books, reports of the meetings of learned societies, original correspondence and descriptions of new inventions.
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Book Auction Records

Author: Frank Karslake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book auctions

Page: N.A

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A priced and annotated annual record of London, New York, Montreal, Melbourne, Edinburgh and Glasgow book-auctions.
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Montgomery Ward Catalogue of 1895

Author: Montgomery Ward & Co.,Montgomery Ward

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486223779

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 648

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Tea gowns, bleached damask, and yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, books of gospel hymns and ballroom gems, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, side saddles, anti-freezing well pumps, Windsor Stoves, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, high-button shoes, woven cane carpet beaters, spittoons, the Studebaker Road Cart, commodes and washstands, the "Fire Fly" single wheel hoe, cultivator, and plow combined, flat irons, and ice cream freezers. What man, woman, or child of the 1890s could resist these offerings of the Montgomery Ward catalogue, the one book that was read avidly, year after year, by millions of Americans on farms and in small towns across the nation? The Montgomery Ward catalogue provides one of the few irrefutably accurate pictures of what life was "really like" in the gay nineties, for it described and illustrated almost anything that anybody could possibly need or want in the way of "store-bought" goods. In fact, in that pre-department store era, it was usually the only source for such goods. Imagine if Montgomery Ward had issued an illustrated catalogue in the days of Louis XIV, or Elizabeth I, or Charlemagne: what insights would we have into the daily life of the "common folk," the farmers and shopkeeper, housewives and schoolchildren . . . what sources of information for historians and scholars, collectors and dealers, what models for artists and designers. In 1895, Montgomery Ward was the oldest, largest, and most representative mail-order house in the country. The brainchild of a former traveling salesman, it issued its first catalogue in 1872, a one-page listing of items. By 1895, the catalogue, reprinted here, had grown to 624 pages and listed some 25,000 items, almost all of them illustrated with live drawings. Montgomery Ward was by then a multi-million dollar business that profoundly affected the American economy; and since it reached the most isolated farms and backwoods cabins, its effect on American culture was almost as great. Now once again available, it is our truest, most unbiased record of the spirit of the 1890s. An introduction on the history of the Montgomery Ward Company and its catalogue has been prepared especially for this edition by Boris Emmet, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), a foremost expert on retail merchandising. His monumental work Catalogues and Counters has long been recognized as a landmark in the study of American economic history.
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Cobwebs to Catch Flies

Illustrated Books for the Nursery and Schoolroom, 1700-1900

Author: Joyce Irene Whalley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520029316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

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Developments in juvenile literature, social customs, fashion styles, and the changing role of children in society are reflected in illustrations from reading, alphabet, counting, religious, social studies, and science books
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