La Civilizacion (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front cover for the history of civilization]

Pictures from La Civilizacion en sus manifesticiones artísticas, científicas y literarias en todo el mundo, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días, which in English is, Civilization in its artistic manifestations, scientific and literary works around the world, from the most remote times to the present day, by Dom Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés (1831–?); Barcelona, Mir, Tarradas, Comas y CA—Editores, 7, Plaza de la Universidad, 7 (1881).

I bought this at a bookshop in Seville (Feria 26), Libreria Baena.

Title: La Civilizacion

Author: Casabó Y Pagés, Pelegrín

City: Barcelona

Date: 1881

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Front cover for the history of civilization]

Front cover for the history of civilization

Black printing with inlaid gold make this large red book cover look very strong. It would be great for a restaurant menu! [more...] [$]

[picture: Median Civilization]

Median Civilization

The Medes lived in what is now North-West Iran around 800 BCE. This book identifies them with Medai, the third son of Japhet, son of Noah, in the Bible, but this would make Noah much too recent. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter H with dragon]

Decorative initial letter H with dragon

This decorated initial h is inan uncial form and has a dragon resting on top of it! In the book, the bottom of the large rectangle containing the letter was aligned with the baseline of the second line of text, with the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Infancy of Semiramis]

Infancy of Semiramis

Infancia de Semíramis [more...] [$]

[picture: Courtyard of an Egyptian House]

Courtyard of an Egyptian House

This could almost be the atrium of a modern hotel, but it’s a drawing (speculatively, presumably) of an ancient Egyptian house built to surround a central courtyard that seems perhaps to have a glass roof. There are square pillars holding up the second floor and there’s a group of palm trees in the middle surrounding a statue. A barefoot man wearing [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures from La Civilizacion en sus manifesticiones artísticas, científicas y literarias en todo el mundo, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días, which in English is, Civilization in its artistic manifestations, scientific and literary works around the world, from the most remote times to the present day, by Dom Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés (1831–?); Barcelona, Mir, Tarradas, Comas y CA—Editores, 7, Plaza de la Universidad, 7 (1881).

I bought this at a bookshop in Seville (Feria 26), Libreria Baena.


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