• How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

    A “revelatory” (Wall Street Journal) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all. Lauded by critics, How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious, the “the cheapest time-travel machine you’ll find” (NPR). Readers have fallen in love with Ruth Goodman, an historian who believes in getting her hands dirty. Drawing on her own firsthand adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling guide to nineteenth-century life. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work “imagines the Victorians as intrepid survivors” (New Republic) of the most perennially fascinating era of British history. From lacing into a corset after a round of calisthenics to slipping opium to the little ones, Goodman’s account of Victorian life “makes you feel as if you could pass as a native” (The New Yorker). 131 illustrations, 8 pages of color

    • ASIN: 163149113X

  • Antique English Solid Walnut Victorian Buffet Sideboard Server

    Dimensions:74.25H 60W 22.25D Description: Country of Origin: England Circa: 1899 Solid Walnut Construction Fancy Fretwork Beveled Cornice 2 Reeded Column Large Beveled Mirror Elegant Capitals 4 Drawers Dovetail Joinery Unique Brass Handles 3 Cabinets 1 cellarette Scroll & Foliage Carvings Paneled Doors Lock Mechanism 1 Key Present Bracket Feet Strong & Sturdy This is a gorgeous antique English solid walnut Victorian buffet sideboard server with a mirror. It has a beautiful beveled cornice decorated with fancy fretwork and it has two gorgeous reeded columns with beautiful scrolled capitals. The top of the cornice has a warped corner and a wood separation but they're not distracting all. On its back it offers a large beveled mirror that has some age appropriate flaws but they only validate its antiquity. The top surface as a beveled edge and a very nice surface and though it has minor scratches it is in good condition. The bases of the columns are slightly uneven but they're not distracting at all. In addition there are two cabinets on the sides with a total of four shelves including a cellarette. Their doors are paneled and they have gorgeous scroll and foliage carvings. On the center there is an additional cabinet also with a paneled door that has an elegant raised beveled surf...

    • Brand: Antiques
    • ASIN: B07G8JZML3

  • Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism

    Steampunk is a resurgent art, cult, and lowbrow movement celebrating the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blending in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. Celebrating the elegant and the strange, the visually arresting steampunk works collected here include sculpture, installations, graphics, bizarre oils, and mind-warping contraptions—from skull cameras to rocket-fueled diving bells. Featured artists include Tom Banwell, Wayne Martin Belger, Greg Brotherton, Frank Buchwald, Chris Conte, Doktor A., Eric Freitas, Dr. Grordbort, Stéphane Halleux, Mike Libby, Pierre Matter, Kevin Mowrer, Kazuhiko Nakamura, James Ng, Sam Van Olffen, Nozomu Shibata, Haru Suekichi, Brian Poor, and Daniel Proulx.

    • Brand: Brand: Korero Books
    • ASIN: 1907621032
    • UPC: 884206901466

  • Big Pig, Little Pig: A Year on a Smallholding in South-West France

    As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week'A delightful and entertaining memoir' Woman and HomeWhen Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and she begins to wonder if she can actually bring herself to kill them. This is a memoir about that fateful decision, but it's also about the ethics of meat eating in the modern age, and whether we should know, respect and even love the animals we eat. At its heart, this book is a love story, exploring the increasing attachment of the author for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

    • ASIN: B01MZIQEMK

  • Melody Jane Dollhouse Walnut Nude Dining Side Chair JBM Miniature Furniture

    Unless stated otherwise this item is 1:12 scale. The products sold by Melody Jane Dolls Houses are intended for use by miniaturists, miniature collectors, crafters and others with an interest in creating, accessorising or constructing dolls houses and miniature scenes. Our products are not playthings and are not meant for children under the age of 14 years. These items are intended for adults to use in the construction and accessorising of dolls houses and similar projects. Use by children under the recommended minimum age could present choking and other hazards. Parental supervision is strongly advised.

    • Brand: Melody
    • ASIN: B07B3XPQ2F

  • Great Hunting Rifles: Victorian to the Present

    In Great Hunting Rifles, firearms expert Terry Wieland leads the reader on a journey through the history of some of the most exquisite rifles made in the twentieth century.The rifles featured in the book, all personally owned by the author and described in loving detail, were chosen for their particular importance. Each rifle either represents a particular era of gun making, is historically important, or is simply a paragon of gun making skill. In his treatment of these special rifles, Wieland provides a close look at some individual guns that are superb in a unique way, and which illustrate high points of the twentieth century. Each chapter is dedicated to one particular rifle, and is accompanied by photographs of the author's own examples, including: James Woodward hammer double .450 Express 3 1/4" Holland & Holland hammer .500 Express 3 1/4" Haenel-Mannlicher bolt action .450 Ackley custom rifle Mannlicher-Schoenauer Model 1908 Savage Model 1899 Al Biesen custom .270 Winchester .505 Gibbs custom built on a Granite Mountain Mauser 98 And many more! Great Hunting Rifles is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the history of those few, special rifles that have made their mark on time.

    • ASIN: B073X5THGG

  • Svitlife Olivia Mid-Century 7 Piece Extendable Dining Set, Brown Table Dining Extending Antique Oak French Extendable Leaf Walnut Victorian

    Svitlife Olivia Mid-Century 7 Piece Living Room Extendable Dining Set, is a splendid addition for every home and will give your living room the class and elegance for indoor dining. This product combines coziness, glamour, comfort, and an affordable price. The set seats sic (6) people and includes one (1) rectangular extendable table with six (6) chairs. The frame is made of solid Malaysian oak, a natural-colored medium-density tropical hardwood obtained from the Para rubber tree, usually from trees grown in rubber plantations. Style: Mid-Century Modern, Modern & Contemporary Material: Microfiber, Oak, Wood Type: Dining Sets Finish: Oak Finish Chair Back Height: Standard Base Type: 3 and 4 Legs Chair Material: Oak Color: Brown Expandable: Fixed Product Features: Eco-Friendly Seats Up To: 6 Shape: Rectangle Table Frame Material: Wood Table Height: Standard Height Table Top Material: Oak, Wood Dimensions: See Details

    • Color: Brown
    • Brand: Svitlife
    • ASIN: B07G8KGGJT
    • UPC: 780179403184

  • Dollhouse Miniature Victorian White Living Room Furniture Set Walnut Sofa

    Aztec Imports doll house People, furniture and accessories are compatible with 1/12 scale Dollhouses.

    • Color: Brown
    • Brand: Aztec Imports, Inc.
    • ASIN: B004SQ87C0
    • UPC: 717425501295

  • The Heart of Fire

    Viscount Sir Edward Marchmont’s new wife, Bernadette, is spending his money like water. Unbeknown to her, he takes the family gem, a huge ruby called the Heart of Fire, to pay his gambling debts. But on the way to his creditor, Edward loses the jewel. In a fit of despair, he throws himself from Blackfriars Bridge, plunging his family into poverty. With a heart harder than any ruby, Bernadette abandons her stepchildren to a life on the streets of London. Sarah and Josiah are forced to make their living by dragging flotsam from the banks of the Thames to sell for food. Sarah cares for several street urchins, while her young brother goes to work for a gang, cleaning chimneys and acting as a paid mourner—both covers for a theft ring.Handsome law clerk Andrew Witherwood seems to be Sarah’s champion, despite the fact that Bernadette has retained his services. When rumors of the ruby resurface, greedy treasure hunters will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Kidnapping, theft, betrayal, and murder are all on the table. Will Sarah find someone she can trust before it’s too late?

    • ASIN: B0721T7SZH