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As a young man, French naturalist Henri Mouhot (1826-61) taught languages in Russia and travelled widely in Europe with his brother Charles, sketching people and landscapes, and taking photographs. The brothers both married descendants of the explorer Mungo Park (whose journals are also reissued). Soon afterwards, possibly inspired by Bowring's ...
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos: During the Years 1858, 1859, and 1860
As a young man, French naturalist Henri Mouhot (1826-61) taught languages in Russia and travelled widely in Europe with his brother Charles, sketching people and landscapes, and taking photographs. The brothers both married descendants of the explorer Mungo Park (whose journals are also reissued). Soon afterwards, possibly inspired by Bowring's 1857 book on Siam (also reissued), Henri decided to explore South-East Asia. He travelled in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, noting the landscapes, historic sites (including Angkor) and local customs, and meeting several kings and a handful of European missionaries. When he died of a fever in a remote district, his local companions returned his specimens and papers to his family via contacts in Bangkok. The author's brother brother published in 1864 this two-volume account based on Henri's notes and letters. It contains a biographical note by their Dutch friend J. J. Belinfante and many illustrations based on Mouhot's sketches.
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77.690000 USD

Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos: During the Years 1858, 1859, and 1860

by Henri Mouhot
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Born Alphonse Louis Constant, French magician Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) wrote prolifically on the occult sciences. This popular two-volume treatise on practical magic attempts to initiate the reader into the mysteries of occult philosophy. Identifying magic as the 'nurse or godmother' of all intellectual forces, Levi proclaims his firm belief in ...
Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie 2 Volume Paperback Set
Born Alphonse Louis Constant, French magician Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) wrote prolifically on the occult sciences. This popular two-volume treatise on practical magic attempts to initiate the reader into the mysteries of occult philosophy. Identifying magic as the 'nurse or godmother' of all intellectual forces, Levi proclaims his firm belief in man as microcosm of the universe, the strength of human willpower and the effectiveness of sympathetic magic. Volume 1, 'The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic', establishes Levi's own philosophical approach to the theory of magic, detailing the various methods of accessing esoteric knowledge of the universe through supernatural methods. Beginning with the ancient origins of occult philosophy and influence, Levi chronicles the history of magic. Volume 2, 'The Ritual of Transcendental Magic', focuses on the rituals and ceremonies of Western occult philosophy, offering explanations for magical equilibrium, the use and consecration of the pentagram, talismans, necromancy and transmutations.
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92.400000 USD
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This four-volume, illustrated collection, issued by the Paris publisher Furne in the mid-nineteenth century, showcased the work of recent French explorers for a popular readership avid for accounts of exotic foreign lands. It contains lightly fictionalised versions of accounts by three influential geographers and naturalists. Volumes 1 and 2, by ...
Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs 4 Volume Set
This four-volume, illustrated collection, issued by the Paris publisher Furne in the mid-nineteenth century, showcased the work of recent French explorers for a popular readership avid for accounts of exotic foreign lands. It contains lightly fictionalised versions of accounts by three influential geographers and naturalists. Volumes 1 and 2, by the naval officer Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), cover his first two voyages to the Pacific; originally published in 1832, the printings reissued here date from 1863 and 1859. Volume 3 contains an account by Alcide d'Orbigny (1802-57) of his travels in South America in 1826-33, supplemented by material on North America and Iceland. It was first published in 1841; this posthumous 1859 printing was updated by Alfred Jacobs (1802-70). Volume 4 (1859), substantially updated by Jacobs, is based on an 1839 publication by Jean-Baptiste Benoit Eyries (1767-1846), a founder member of the French Geographical Society.
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Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs 4 Volume Set

by Alfred Jacobs, Jean Baptiste Benoit Eyries, Alcide Dessalines D'Orbigny, Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont d'Urville
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Using archival materials and church charters from the province of Anjou, Paul Marchegay provides a broad and comprehensive picture of the history of this province of western France. In Volume 1, published in 1853, the Anjou native and archivist of the province makes use of three primary sources: the papers ...
Archives d'Anjou 2 Volume Set: Recueil de Documents et Memoires Inedits sur Cette Province
Using archival materials and church charters from the province of Anjou, Paul Marchegay provides a broad and comprehensive picture of the history of this province of western France. In Volume 1, published in 1853, the Anjou native and archivist of the province makes use of three primary sources: the papers of the eighteenth-century politician Armand-Thomas Hue, seigneur de Miromenil, a report on the land ownership, economic resources and social conditions of the province made by the diplomat Charles Colbert de Croissy (younger brother of Loius XIV's minister of finance), and finally the medieval charters of Anjou. Volume 2, published in 1853, comprises charters from the abbey of Marmoutiers, near Tours, that give an insight into local life through centuries.
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102.900000 USD
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French zoologist and naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), one of the most eminent scientific figures of the early nineteenth century, is best known for laying the foundations of comparative anatomy and palaeontology. He spent his lifetime studying the anatomy of animals, and broke new ground by comparing living and fossil specimens ...
Le regne animal distribue d'apres son organisation 4 Volume Set: Pour servir de base a l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction a l'anatomie comparee
French zoologist and naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), one of the most eminent scientific figures of the early nineteenth century, is best known for laying the foundations of comparative anatomy and palaeontology. He spent his lifetime studying the anatomy of animals, and broke new ground by comparing living and fossil specimens - many he uncovered himself. However, Cuvier always opposed evolutionary theories and was during his day the foremost proponent of catastrophism, a doctrine contending that geological changes were caused by sudden cataclysms. He received universal acclaim when he published his monumental Le regne animal, which made significant advances over the Linnaean taxonomic system of classification and arranged animals into four large groups. The sixteen-volume English translation and expansion, The Animal Kingdom (1827-35), is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. First published in 1817, the four-volume original version covers mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, molluscs, arachnids, insects and zoophytes.
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205.800000 USD
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The French orientalist Antoine Galland (1646-1715) held the chair of Arabic at the College de France from 1709 until his death. He was the first European translator of The Thousand and One Nights, which he published between 1704 and 1717. A hugely influential work, it provided the basis for later ...
Journal d'Antoine Galland pendant son sejour a Constantinople, 1672-1673 2 Volume Paperback Set
The French orientalist Antoine Galland (1646-1715) held the chair of Arabic at the College de France from 1709 until his death. He was the first European translator of The Thousand and One Nights, which he published between 1704 and 1717. A hugely influential work, it provided the basis for later translations in English and German. Between 1670 and 1675, Galland worked as a librarian and private secretary to the marquis de Nointel, who had been appointed as the French ambassador in Istanbul. This book, first published in 1881, is the record of Galland's daily life at the embassy. It is a personal diary covering the period 1672-3 that includes details of Galland's research and of the manuscripts he purchased on behalf of the ambassador. An introduction by Charles Schefer (1820-98) provides details of the political and diplomatic relations between France and Turkey at the time.
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65.100000 USD
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Cet ouvrage a re u le prix du Centre des Archives communistes en Belgique, Prix CARCOB 2015 Obscures mouvances religieuses, remuants syndicats, espions industriels, trangers comploteurs ou toiles nationalistes ascendantes... Entre 1920 et 1961, le visage du p ril rouge au Congo fut prot iforme. Cet ouvrage entend mettre au ...
Le Pouvoir de l'Absent: Les Avatars de l'Anticommunisme Au Congo (1920-1961)
Cet ouvrage a re u le prix du Centre des Archives communistes en Belgique, Prix CARCOB 2015 Obscures mouvances religieuses, remuants syndicats, espions industriels, trangers comploteurs ou toiles nationalistes ascendantes... Entre 1920 et 1961, le visage du p ril rouge au Congo fut prot iforme. Cet ouvrage entend mettre au clair, d'une part la r alit et le degr de dangerosit du communisme au Congo, et d'autre part les enjeux li s son combat, travers les variations qu'ils connurent, au gr de la conjoncture politique, conomique et sociale interne la Belgique et sa colonie, mais aussi de la configuration de l' chiquier international. Confrontant archives, travaux et t moignages in dits, notre analyse d montre que malgr son chec s'implanter in fine au Congo, le communisme n'en a pas moins exerc un pouvoir mobilisateur surprenant par toutes les r percussions et les r alisations que sa peur a engendr es. On peut d s lors parler de pouvoir de l'absent , et ce, dans une pl iade de domaines: sph res polici res et militaires, rouages diplomatiques et conomiques, enjeux politiques et identitaires. Recourant aux notions de mythe dans l' dification d'un Lumumba communiste ou de bouc missaire comme r gulateur de crise, notre tude se conclut plus largement sur les m canismes humains l'oeuvre dans l'identification d'un ennemi d stabilisateur, puis dans son limination, cens e apporter un apaisement ou une accr ditation symboliques.
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120.700000 USD
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