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Swordflame (The H. Bedford-Jones Library) By H. Bedford-Jones
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Early in the eighteenth century, one of the rising young men of New France was Rupert Callan (or, as he was better known by the Iroquois-given name, Swordflame). Irishman, Jacobite, and portionless... More > gentleman, he had at once won the regard of those daring adventurers of the Canadas, the Le Moyne brothers. When Pierre, leader of the brothers and their band of faithful followers—French and Canadian voyageurs and Indian braves—has set out with a French-sent fleet of five ships and a royal commission to drive the Hudson's Bay Company from the waters and give the north country to France. Joining the expedition, Swordflame found himself kidnapped by the most dangerous spy and pirate of the whole north, Daggett. Bringing them into conflict with an English fleet, it would take all of Swordflame's skill to prevail and to rescue another guest of Daggett's: Firenze di Bernardino. Swordfame is one of the earliest novels written by "the King of the Pulps," H. Bedford-Jones, for the pages of The All-Story Magazine.< Less
Abstracts of Guilford County, North Carolina Estate Files - Surnames U to Z 1778-1890 By Larry W. Cates, MLIS
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Originally GCGS Journals #157-158. This is thefirst in a contemplated series abstracts all the names that appear in the loose estate files of persons who died in Guilford County from 1778 up until... More > 1890. It includes all deceased individuals who left loose estate records from surnames beginning with U to surnames beginning with Z. Included are the name of the deceased, the date of the earliest document in the file, and the names of all administrators/executors, heirs, creditors, debtors, guardians, securities on bonds, purchasers (at personal property sales), slaves, and witnesses. Property is often described in detail along with interesting testimony revealing family relationships, disputes, key life events, and migrations. Many women, young men, and people of color are named. All land plats and signatures found within the files are imaged and included. When finished, this series will constitute one of the best sources for the names of Guilford County's late eighteenth and nineteenth-century inhabitants.< Less
Arlequin poli par l'amour, La double inconstance By Peter Marteinson (réd.) Marivaux
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Deux charmantes comédies de Marivaux, dont la première est moins connue et souvent introuvable, rédigées avec une préface de Peter Marteinson. ISBN... More > 0-9738985-7-7. Two charming comedies by Marivaux, France's most subtle eighteenth-century writer, with a preface by P. Marteinson.< Less
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Русский Галантный век в лицах и сюжетах. Книга вторая. By Лев Бердников
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In this book by the eminent writer Lev Berdnikov appear scenes from the Russian eighteenth century - the orgies of the All-Jesting, All-Drunken Assembly where Peter the Great reigned; the comic... More > funerals of dwarfs; the reading of panegyric sonnets at the Court of Empress Anna Ivanovna; and the riotous masquerades or "metamorphoses" of the autocratic fashion-plate Elizabeth Petrovna. The author traces the fate of an entire galaxy of heroes of bygone days, whose names, renowned in their day, are completely forgotten today. Attention is also paid to Russian poets’ conquest of the capricious and demanding sonnet form which they perceived as a victory over a great challenge. This victory - the mastery of European artistic experience, adjusted for Russian tastes, and the affirmation of Russians’ faith in themselves - was considered a national achievement. The book is about those who contributed to the development of Russian culture, helping to prepare the way for what she now has the right to be proud of.< Less

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