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Minoan Stone Vessels With Linear A Inscriptions

RRP $300.99

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Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.


The Moonstone

RRP $3.00

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Rachel Verinder, a young Englishwoman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt English army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond). The Moonstone was published in 1868 and is considered by most people to be the first detective novel. Given the novels place in the history of the genre, that alone should put this book on most people's reading lists. To sweeten the pot, the plot is compelling, the last hundred pages I couldn't have put the book down for anything. I was caught up in the case and wanted to find out the why and the who in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the MOONSTONE. The novel is narrated by several different people. My favorite was Gabriel Betteredge, the head servant at the Verinder house, who becomes a reluctant Watson for Detective Cuff during the investigation. He is a man convinced in the spiritual guidance of Robinson Crusoe and believes that any disruption in his life can be explained by reading and interpreting passages from his dogeared copy of Defoe's classic. "In this anxious frame of mind, other men might have ended by working themselves up into a fever; I ended in a different way. I lit my pipe, and took a turn at Robinson Crusoe."


Milestones & Memories

RRP $16.99

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Baby Record Book and Beyond From birth through school years and into adulthood, your child's vaccinations, health records, and dental records can be recorded and preserved. Based on your records, your adult children will know when it's time to renew their vaccines or what childhood diseases they had. You can also compare the records to your other children or your grandchildren. Milestones & Memories preserved for your child from pregnancy, baby, toddler, tween, teen, and beyond.


Perpetual Birthday Calendar Book

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Large (8" x 10") Perpetual Birthday / Anniversary Calendar & Planner in a Softback Book [$5.50 / £3.99]
CONTENTS
At-a-Glance Year Calendar: This first section is everything you'd expect from a perpetual calendar; use it to note the birthday and anniversary dates of all your friends and family.
But the at-a-glance calendar is only the first few pages. It essentially functions as your own personalized contents pages. After that there's so much more! ...
Gift Logs: Following the calendar, the main section of the book contains spacious gift log pages. You can make logs for up to eight separate events in any given month. Each record page includes the:
- name of the person or couple,
- nature of the celebration,
- date and year of the original event (so it's easy to calculate which anniversary is coming up),
- gifts you have given them for up to six years and whether they were a success or not, and
- ideas you have for future gifts.
Event Planners: Celebrations mean parties! So towards the back of the book we've added four party planners. Each occupies a convenient two-page spread and provides the facility to:
- create a guest list of up to 50 people,
- record details of venues, food plans, entertainment bookings and event timing, and
- write your jobs-to-do and shopping lists.
Reference Pages & Notes: At the very back, to help you with gift ideas, are the:
- monthly birthstones and flowers, and
- traditional wedding anniversary gift lists for the USA and the UK.

BOOK SPECIFICATIONS:
- 100+ pages of pure white acid-free 55 lb paper minimizes ink bleed-through.
- Large size - 8" x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
- Tough matte cover, bound securely with professional trade paperback (perfect) binding, i.e. it's built to last; pages won't fall out after a few months.

SIMILAR PRODUCTS: We publish several Perpetual Calendars. Each has the same interior but there are covers to suit all tastes. To view search 'birthday' & 'bookx' on Amazon (don't forget the 'x').
We also publish recipe journals, password journals, reading logs, composition books and much more. To view other items which match this one search on 'van Gogh' & 'bookx'.

Thanks for looking,
The smART bookx design team

Buy With Confidence Because Our Customers Love Our Stationery:
***** Gorgeous Notebook ... I am very pleased with this purchase. The picture on the cover is lovely and the paper inside takes the pen beautifully ... ideal for jotting down ideas and shopping lists. I would buy this brand again. (30 Jun 2014)
***** Very Nice ... Beautiful. My daughter loved them!!! (August 17, 2014)
***** Love the Van Gogh Notebook ... Loved it, keep it in my purse incase of creative impulses. (November 8, 2013)
**** Beautiful Book ... Awesome pictures on front and back ... It will be a nice journal (December 31, 2013)
***** Five Stars ... Great artwork, perfect size. (August 16, 2014)
***** Really Pretty Notebook ... My mom loved it ... Going to get The Best Dad in the World one for my dad at Christmas ... highly recommend. (July 1, 2014)


A Methode Of Cure For The Stone

RRP $49.99

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This book, "A Methode of cure for the stone," by William Butler, is a replication of a book originally published before 1754. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.



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