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The Lion, the City and the Water

Cees Nooteboom; Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson; With Photographs by Simone Sassen

The critically acclaimed Dutch novelist, poet, and travel writer Cees Nooteboom pays tribute to Venice—the city, its history, and its treasures  “Mr. Nooteboom . . . [has] a highly distinctive voice—and...

November 3, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00

Garden at Monceau

Carmontelle; Edited by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers and Joseph Disponzio; Translated by Andrew Ayers, and with an introductory essay by Laurence Chatel de Brancion and contributions from Joseph Disponzio, Florence Gétreau, David L. Hays, Elizabeth Hyde, Susan Taylor-Leduc, Caroline Weber, and Gabriel Wick

Carmontelle’s landmark publication, Garden at Monceau, beautifully reproduced to show the Parisian garden’s artistic and cultural importance before the French Revolution. Originally published in 1779...

December 8, 2020, Hardcover, $75.00

Artists Making Landscapes in Post-war Britain

Margaret Garlake

An unconventional and illuminating new history of British landscape art in the post-war period In this trailblazing study, Margaret Garlake complicates traditional histories of British landscape art in the...

September 28, 2021, Hardcover, $60.00

King Arthur

The Making of the Legend

Nicholas J. Higham

A prominent scholar explores King Arthur’s historical development, proposing that he began as a fictional character developed in the ninth century According to legend, King Arthur saved Britain from the...

September 28, 2021, Paper, $18.00

Hot Protestants

A History of Puritanism in England and America

Michael P. Winship

On fire for God—a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and society while saving their own...

August 31, 2021, Paper, $20.00

The Story of the Country House

A History of Places and People

Clive Aslet

The fascinating story of the evolution of the country house in Britain, from its Roman precursors to the presentThe Story of the Country House is an authoritative and vivid account of the British country...

September 14, 2021, Hardcover, $25.00

The Polymath

A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag

Peter Burke

From Leonardo Da Vinci to Oliver Sacks: the first history of the western polymath, from the Renaissance to the present "An absorbing group portrait and intellectual history."—Kirkus Reviews

August 31, 2021, Paper, $18.00

The Nature of Tomorrow

A History of the Environmental Future

Michael Rawson

An examination of how Western visions of endless future growth have contributed to the global environmental crisis For centuries, the West has produced stories about the future in which humans use advanced science...

November 16, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00

Fabulous Monsters

Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Alberto Manguel

“In art and words, a book lover honors the characters he can’t forget.”—New York Times Book Review An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff

The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman, called “gripping" and "fascinating" by William Taubman in the New York Times  “[Popoff] tells Grossman’s story with...

August 14, 2020, Paper, $25.00