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Bitten by Witch Fever

Bitten by Witch Fever

Wallpaper and Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home

  • Author: Lucinda Hawksley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500518380
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 256
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'As to the arsenic scare a greater folly it is hardly possible to imagine: the doctors were bitten as people were bitten by the witch fever.' -- William Morris on toxic wallpapers, 1885. Bitten by Witch Fever presents facsimile samples of 275 of the most sumptuous wallpaper designs ever created by designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser and Morris & Co. For the first time in their history, every one of the samples shown has been laboratory tested and found to contain arsenic. Interleaved with the wallpaper sections, evocative commentary guides you through the incredible story of the manufacture, uses and effects of arsenic, and presents the heated public debate surrounding the use of deadly pigments in the sublime wallpapers of a newly industrialized world.

Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?

Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?

The Sociochemistry of an Element

  • Author: William R. Cullen
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • ISBN: 0854043632
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 412
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The book covers the huge variety of ways in which the ubiquitous element arsenic and its compounds have influenced the lives of people worldwide.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Author: Zoë Hendon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784423122
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 64
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We agonise and argue when choosing it; we admire, compliment and criticise it (or keep politely quiet about it); and the rest of the time we don't even notice it. Wallpaper has been the backdrop to our homes for hundreds of years. It can make a house feel cosy or trendy, modern or traditional, and it is one of the key elements of home décor through which to express personal taste. Despite the threat from plain-painted minimalism, wallpaper maintains a strong presence in modern domestic decoration. Zoë Hendon traces the history of wallpaper in Britain and its foremost designers, examining how social mobility and new technologies have influenced design trends. From early Chinoiserie, through William Morris and on to the 'feature wall', this book looks at wallpaper's surprisingly controversial place in shaping our sense of home.

The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume II, Part B

The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume II, Part B

1885-1888

  • Author: William Morris
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400858933
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 568
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These volumes continue the only complete edition of the surviving correspondence of William Morris (1834- 1896), a protean figure who exerted a major influence as poet, craftsman, master printer, and designer. Covering the years 1881 through 1888, they treat the most dramatic period in another facet of Morris's career: his work as a political activist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Dark Venus

Dark Venus

Maud Allan and the Myth of the Femme Fatale

  • Author: Wendy Buonaventura
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445677520
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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How the Dance of the Seven Veils led to 'the libel case of the century'. Maud Allan's rebellious life is set against an examination of the changing lives of women during a crucial period in the history of feminism.

The Collected Letters of William Morris: 1881-1884 ; 1885-1888 (2 v.)

The Collected Letters of William Morris: 1881-1884 ; 1885-1888 (2 v.)

  • Author: William Morris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Artists
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A Fever in Salem

A Fever in Salem

A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

  • Author: Laurie Winn Carlson
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
  • ISBN: 1566633397
  • Category: History
  • Page: 215
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This new interpretation of the New England Witch Trials offers an innovative, well-grounded explanation of witchcraft's link to organic illness. While most historians have concentrated on the accused, Laurie Winn Carlson focuses on the afflicted. Systematically comparing the symptoms recorded in colonial diaries and court records to those of the encephalitis epidemic in the early twentieth century, she argues convincingly that the victims suffered from the same disease. A unique blend of historical epidemiology and sociology. —Katrina L. Kelner, Science. Meticulously researched...the author marshalls her arguments with clarity and persuasive force. —New Yorker

Witches?

Witches?

A Study of the Belief in Witchcraft and of Its Future in Modern African Society

  • Author: J. Akinyele Omoyajowo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Onitsha (Nigeria)
  • Page: 44
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The Witch Doctors' Manual

The Witch Doctors' Manual

  • Author: Peggy Cochrane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Traditional medicine
  • Page: 176
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The Handy Science Answer Book

The Handy Science Answer Book

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • ISBN: 1578593638
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 688
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Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, this newly updated edition poses and answers 2,200 questions, providing an abundance of original and interesting science facts. Children and adults will uncover some of the most interesting, unusual, and quirky science curiosities such as: Are cell phones dangerous to your health? Is the same strain of yeast used to make different types of beer? What is the cleanest fossil fuel? What is the largest invertebrate? Readers will find this informative and enjoyable resource is chock full of hundreds of intriguing science and technology topics, from the inner workings of the human body and outer space to math, computers, planes, trains, and automobiles.