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Chaumet in Majesty

Author : Stéphane Bern
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An homage to the royal tiara, the crowning diadem of beauty and power. Chaumet has been crafting exceptional royal jewelry for more than two hundred years. The tiara--a symbol of power and sovereignty turned emblem of love and marriage--is the ultimate expression of the jeweler's masterful artistry and creativity. Today, the tiara evokes festive celebrations and radiant femininity, and has become an indispensable accessory for royals, celebrities, and women of note. Drawing on pieces of jewelry and works of art from Chaumet's heritage collections, prestigious museums, private collections, and royal courts, this volume brings together many of their most spectacular jewels, some never before seen by the public. This keepsake volume retraces the history of the beloved tiara, highlighting the deep admiration it has garnered as the precious jewels have been transmitted and transformed from generation to generation. The text, by Christophe Vachaudez and Stéphane Bern, who curated the accompanying exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, (July 12-August 28, 2019) and by specialists from Chaumet, reveals the symbolism of the tiara, the artistic inspirations behind the creations, and the unique metaphorical repertoire employed by Chaumet in their creations. An ode to royal jewelry from the eighteenth century to the present, this elegant and precious book is a veritable reference for specialist and jewelry aficionados alike.

Report to Her Majesty s Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department from the Poor Law Commissioners on an Inquiry Into the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain

Author : Great Britain. Poor Law Commissioners
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Country Life

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Prestigious Jewelry

Author : Caroline Childers
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A reference for all jewellery enthusiasts This publication features chapters on gemstone origin, cutting and setting, and the use of precious metals. Interviews with industry leaders, and a review of the finest luxury jewellery collections in the world complete the volume.

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Historical Memoirs

Author : Napoleon I (Emperor of the French)
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British and Foreign State Papers

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British and Foreign State Papers

Author : Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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Rolex The Impossible Collection

Author : Fabienne Reybaud
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For more than a century, Rolex stands apart as the most coveted and most legendary brand of watches in the world. A Rolex connotes many things: the quintessence of the luxury timepiece, a tool of power for movers and shakers, the symbol of passage into adulthood. New labels pop up, styles come and go, but the brand at the top never changes. Ever the record setter—the Daytona that had belonged to Paul Newman was auctioned by Phillips in New York in October 2017 for $17.8 million—it comes as no surprise that Rolex is the most collected watch label in the world. The history of Rolex is rooted in the visionary spirit of its founder, Hans Wilsdorf. In 1905, young Wilsdorf founded a company in London for the distribution of timepieces, but his true dream was to produce wristwatches—in their infancy at the time, and not very precise—that would be technically durable and reliable, and supremely elegant. The company first concentrated on producing the highest quality movements, and this quest for precision rapidly led to the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne in 1910. Four years later, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex watch a class A certificate, a distinction that had been previously reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. From that date forward, the Rolex wristwatch has been synonymous with precision. Over the last 100 years, Rolex milestones include: the first waterproof watch, the first self-winding mechanism, the first wristwatch to fly over Mt. Everest, the first diver’s watch waterproof to 100 meters, the first to withstand magnetic fields of 1,000 gauss, the first to descend the Mariana Trench. Selected by specialist Fabienne Reybaud, each of the exceptional Rolex watch models in this beautiful handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume showcase the most valuable and technically innovative models the luxury watchmaker has produced, including watches never seen in print before: From the first wristwatch dating to the early 1900s and the first Oyster Perpetual from 1931, to an Explorer worn during Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953 and the Submariner worn by actor George Lazenby in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, they are sure to astonish collectors the world over. Selected by specialist Fabienne Reybaud, each of the exceptional Rolex watch models in this beautiful handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume showcase the most valuable and technically innovative models the luxury watchmaker has produced, including watches never seen in print before: From the first wristwatch dating to the early 1900s and the first Oyster Perpetual from 1931, to an Explorer worn during Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953 and the Submariner worn by actor George Lazenby in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, they are sure to astonish collectors the world over.

Clinical Roentgenology of the Cardiovascular System

Author : Hugo Roesler
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Federal Register

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Venus of Empire

Author : Flora Fraser
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Celebrated for her looks, notorious for her passions, immortalised by Antonio Canova's statue and always deeply loyal to her brother, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure. At the turn of the nineteenth century she was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. She shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels and, most famously, her decision to pose nearly nude for Canova's sculpture, which has been replicated in countless ways through the years. But just as remarkable for Pauline's private life was her fidelity to the emperor (if not to her husbands). She was witness to Napoleon's great victories in Italy, and she was often with him and her rival for his loyalty, the Empress Josephine, at Malmaison. When he was exiled to Elba, Pauline was the only sibling to follow him there, and after Waterloo she begged to be allowed to join him at Saint Helena. No biographer has gone so deeply into the sources or so closely examined one of the seminal relationships of the man who shaped modern Europe. In Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser casts new light on the Napoleonic era while crafting a dynamic, vivid portrait of mesmerising woman.

Eisenhower s Guerrillas

Author : Benjamin F. Jones
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In the run-up to the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower faced a series of seemingly insurmountable dilemmas. Outnumbered and desperate for any advantage to make their way past the well-defended beaches and into France, the Allies had reached out to French guerillasand partisans to help secure their aims - but transforming the highly independent resistance groups into a governable body and fighting force was a formidable task. To make matters more difficult, President Roosevelt refused to give full Allied support to Charles de Gaulle and his Free Frenchgovernment, and would not supply the timing, location, and other key details of Operation Overlord. It was into this storm of political mistrust and military confusion that Eisenhower sent the Jedburghs. Eisenhower's Guerillas tells the story of the reconnaissance and intelligence teams of young Special Forces, called Jedburghs, who worked behind enemy lines to strengthen the Allies' position in Northern France. Their task of organizing and training the French operatives, already monumental, wasmade more difficult by the fact that France's war aims were profoundly different from those of America and Britain, who regarded France as merely a military objective on the way to defeating Germany. Ben Jones describes how Eisenhower learned how to exploit this political turmoil to his advantage,and explores how the Allied Jedburgh teams still managed to coordinate French guerrilla operations within the overall plans for the country's liberation. Underscoring the critical and often overlooked part that irregular warfare played in Allied operations on the Continent, Jones delivers a riveting story of the battle for France and the political complexities that threatened to undermine the operation from within.

Historical Memoirs of Napoleon 1815

Author : Napoleon I (Emperor of the French)
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The Age of Napoleon

Author : Charles Otto Zieseniss
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Steve Ross Cabaret Also the Author s Memories of Paris

Author : Elizabeth Sharland
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Steve Ross is the Crown Prince of New York Cabaret and has created the highest standard of performing cabaret internationally. He has played across the World, in Japan, Brazil, Australia, India, Venice, London and Paris with the most brilliant singers guest starring often and he also has lectured at many Universities and private Clubs across the country. Please see his website at www.steveross.net

A Theatrical Feast in Paris

Author : Elizabeth Sharland
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Read where British, American and French writers, actors and authors wined and dined in Paris. From Moliere to Deneuve, from Hemingway to Sedaris. Find out the theatre scene there, today and yesterday. Follow their footsteps in the City of Light and discover fabulous places including the setting of the Da Vinci Code in the Louvre.

Naval Investigation

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval Affairs
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L Art musical Keyword author index Ex cution Patti

Author : Diana Snigurowicz
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The Athen um

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