DE JONG, JL: The Power and the Glorification: Papal Pretensions and the Art of Propaganda in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

De Jong, Jan L. The Power and the Glorification: Papal Pretensions and the Art of Propaganda in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780271050799. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30981) $45.00

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Focusing on a turbulent time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, The Power and the Glorification considers how, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the papacy employed the visual arts to help reinforce Catholic power structures. All means of propaganda were deployed to counter the papacy’s eroding authority in the wake of the Great Schism of 1378 and in response to the upheaval surrounding the Protestant Reformation a century later.

31 color and 93 black-and-white illustrations. Measures 10×10.5 inches. 208p.

RICHARDSON, J: Inside the British Museum

Richardson, Joy. Inside the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1984. ISBN: 0714120324. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30976) $12.00

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Die cut on cover. 49p.

Guide to the museum for children.

Filled with pictures, a plan of the 1984 layout, and includes a British Museum quiz.

Topics range from conservation to what is in the collection.

CHAMBERS, N.: Endeavouring Banks: Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771

Chambers, Neil. Endeavouring Banks: Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295998114. Unmarked. Very Good. Hardcover. (#30969) $26.00

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Beautifully illustrated in color. 303p. Measures 9.25×11.25 inches.

When English naturalist Joseph Banks (1743–1820) accompanied Captain James Cook (1728–1779) on his historic mission into the Pacific, the Endeavour voyage of 1768–1771, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators. This books examines the voyage, its personnel, and many “new” discoveries.