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For the History Buff
Greek Gods and Goddesses Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with 12 Greek gods and goddesses, along with their Roman names and areas of dominion. The Olympians are drawn in witty detail and are each depicted with their symbolic signifiers, including an owl, cornucopia, trident, harp, quiver, and more.
The Art of Instruction: 100 Postcards of Vintage Educational Charts
Used throughout Europe in the mid-19th and 20th centuries, these illustrations inspired students to appreciate the wonders of nature, science, and the world around them. Inside the skillfully engineered flip-top box, index tabs divide the postcards by category.
Gutenberg Bible Journal
The cover of this journal reproduces an illuminated page created by German artist Gisela Maschmann, who has modeled her miniature painting on a volume of Johannes Gutenberg’s ecclesiastic masterwork, housed in the Berlin State Library.
Greek Gods and Goddesses Notebook
This colorful notebook is decorated with twelve Greek gods and goddesses, along with their Roman names in italics and their areas of dominion. Hardcover, 96 lined pages
Women Who Changed the World Notebook
This amazingly detailed design celebrates 35 women who have made a significant impact on the world from Ancient Egypt through to the present day. Hardcover: 5-7/8" x 8-1/4" (A5); 96 pages; cream lined paper. Includes a ribbon page holder.
Shakespeare Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from five Shakespearian plays: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice. The hexagonal shape is roll resistant. The pencils have been hand stamped for a unique look.
Suffragist Magazine Artworks All-Occasion Cards
Each card in this set of five all-occasion greeting cards features a different image: The Woman Voter, The Suffragist, The Women’s Political World, The New Woman, The Lily. The back of the card features a description of the event, milestones, and activists honored by each cover.
Book of Hours Silk Chiffon Scarf
The sumptuous imagery on this scarf is based on that in books of hours, medieval manuscripts embellished with intricate borders and initial letters depicting flowers and leaves, vines and tendrils, buds and berries—motifs reproduced here and printed in the opulent colors used in those works.
Canterbury Tales Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with characters from some of The Canterbury Tales' best-loved stories. The central characters are drawn in witty detail on the mug and are each depicted with significant details, from a chanticleer and fox to a tub and hay wagon.
Virginia Woolf’s Notebooks
Choose Vol. 3 or Vol. 4 or both. The patterns on these hardcover notebooks are reproductions of two of the seven Virginia Woolf notebooks in which she drafted the 1931 novel The Waves, considered among her best and most experimental works.
Shakespeare Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated more than 40 of the central characters from 14 of Shakespeare’s major plays. Each time you pick one up, you’ll find more to look at in the wonderfully detailed illustrations: masks and cauldrons, snakes, fairies, phantoms, and much more.
Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetry in Bloom Journal
The design reproduced on the cover of this beautifully made journal is from an antique cover for "The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems". The binding was originally crafted in 1910 in London, by Riviere and Son, bookbinders to the Royal Family.
County Library: We Want One Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight reproduces a 1928 photograph now in the collection of the Library of Congress. The photo captures the longing (and firm demand) of a rural community for a permanent library, and memorializes early bookmobiles and their mission to provide for them.
Nineteenth Amendment All-Occasion Cards
Eight notecards feature images honoring influential leaders and commemorating pivotal events of the suffragist movement (Ratification, Equal Pay Equal Work, Failure is Impossible, Women’s Suffrage Centennial, Susan B. Anthony Votes, Liberty, Men’s League, New World Order).
The World of the Harlem Renaissance: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Step back in history to one of New York City’s most vibrant eras as you work this jigsaw puzzle picturing the artists and the thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance; includes a fold-out poster of the completed puzzle and a glossary of various scenes within the puzzle.
Medieval Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Based on a border from a page in a circa-1500 book of hours, the design includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, moths and insects, all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
Voltaire: Book of Fate Journal
The design of this beautifully made hardcover journal is based on an antique binding of Voltaire’s Zadig, or The Book of Fate, crafted in 1893 in Paris by Chamerot et Renouard; the original is now in the Rare Book and Special Collections archive at the Princeton University Library.
The World of James Joyce: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
While working the puzzle, travel back to 16 June 1904 and join Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan on their odyssey through 'dear dirty Dublin'; with a poster and key to depicted scenes.
The Shakespeare Sock Collection
“Undoubtedly the most cheering underthings in the land.”—The Guardian Designed and produced under license from The Shakespeare’s Globe Trust, these luxurious socks suitable for both men and women, in sizes to fit both. Choose among Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Caesar.
Frederick Douglass: Letter for Civil Rights Journal
The front of this beautifully produced hardcover journal is imprinted with a facsimile of a letter Douglass wrote to Rev. R.A. Armstrong on May 22, 1894 on behalf of Ida B Wells. On the back of the journal is a reproduction of an arresting antique photograph of Douglass.
The Shakespeare Collection Socks Gift Boxes
Each Shakespeare Collection gift box—designed and produced under license from The Shakespeare’s Globe Trust—includes three luxurious pairs of socks suitable for both men and women, in sizes to fit both. “Playful yet classy socks. A fun spin on a classic.”—The Scotsman
Shakespeare’s Britain: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Decorated with symbols and icons of towns and abbeys, castles, battlefields, forests, and heaths, the image on the puzzle is a pictorial map of Britain as it was in 1583, with the geographical settings of Shakespeare’s history plays labeled.