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University of Chicago Press
ISBN#0226074838 (HB) $42.00
ISBN#0750933399 (PB) 12.99
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Things as Emissaries
'The Great Victorian Collection'
'The Philosophy of the Eye' Spectacles, Cameras and the New Vision
'Images of Fame'
'The Wonders of Common Things'
'Hearth and Home'
Hats, Caps and Bonnets
'Carboniferous Capitalism': Coal, Iron and Paper
Stamps--Used and Unused
New Things--and Old
SYNOPSIS:This book is a look at how the material things people invent and purchase reflect upon their values. The third in a trilogy from Asa Briggs (Victorian Cities and Victorian People,) Briggs explores capital enterprise, museums, exhibitions, furnishings, decorations and industry, and the meaning they had on everyday Victorian people, and how culture evolved because of them.
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