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  • A High Wind in Jamaica

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322158
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: September 1999
    The dreamlike action of this masterpiece of concentrated narrative begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late-19th-century Jamaica. It then moves on to the high seas, as Richard Hughes tells the story of a group of children accidentally thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heels pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manupulation, of weird humor and unforseen violence, this class of 20th-century literature is an unrivaled exploration of the nature, and limits, of innocence. 279p.
  • Colouring, Bronzing, and Patination of Metals

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823007622
    • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc.
    • Published: February 1991
    The techniques of metal colouring, bronzing and patination are assuming a new importance in contemporary fine metalwork and design. Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe have assembled and tested the recipes included in this book, which is the most comprehensive work on the subject currently available, an essential reference and sourcebook for practitioners and all those involved in sculpture, architecture, design and the decorative arts. It brings together hundreds of recipes and treatments previously scattered in a variety of old books and technical papers, and provides the artist-craftsman with a very wide range of coloured finishes. Each of the recipes included has been tested and evaluated by the authors, and the practical procedures involved are clearly explained. In addition, they have devised techniques that considerably broaden the range of surface finishes that can be obtained. The metals covered are bronze and yellow brass in cast form; copper, gilding metal, yellow brass and silver in sheet form; and silver-plate and copper-plate. The book is easy to use; all the recipes are classified according to the colour and surface finish they produce on each metal. Colour illustrations show over 200 examples of finishes as test pieces of metal, or as cast or spun bowls. Notes accompanying each recipe draw attention to potentially dangerous processes or chemicals, and to the correct safety precautions. Safety procedures in general are covered thoroughly in a separate section. Detailed information on practical workshop methods and how to avoid any problems that may be encountered is given in sections on the various techniques. A glossary of archaic chemical terms and their modem equivalents is included. An historical introduction outlines the various metalworking traditions with which the use of colouring techniques is associated. An extensive bibliography gives over 400 references of historical, practical and theoretical interest.
  • In Hazard

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590172728
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2008
    Based on detailed research into an actual event, Richard Hughes's tale of high suspense on the high seas is an extraordinary story of men under pressure and the unexpected ways they prove their mettle - or crack. First published in 1938, the novel is set in the summer of 1929: the Archimedes is a modern merchant steamship in tip-top condition, but, it turns out, has been swept up in the vortex of an immense hurricane. For the next four days, it will will be battered & mauled by wind and waves as it is driven wildly off course. The book is marked by its author's eerie fascination with the hurricane itself, and its transmutation into writing both apocalyptic & analytic.
  • Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $173.00
    • ISBN-13: 9780077862404
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • The Fox in the Attic

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112059076
    • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
    • Published: 1961
    (1961). 8vo. 1st edition. Toning, rubbing with minor closed tears to margins of d.j. Chipping to head of d.j. spine. VG/VG.
  • The Fox In the Attic

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322295
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: February 2001
    A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes's monumental historical fiction, "The Human Predicament." Set in the early 1920s, the book centers on Augustine, a young man from an aristocratic Welsh family who has come of age in the aftermath of World War I. Unjustly suspected of having had a hand in the murder of a young girl, Augustine takes refuge in the remote castle of Bavarian relatives. There his hopeless love for his devout cousin Mitzi blinds him to the hate that will lead to the rise of German fascism. The book reaches a climax with a brilliant description of the Munich putsch and a disturbingly intimate portrait of Adolph Hitler.The Fox in the Attic, like its no less remarkable sequel The Wooden Shepherdess, offers a richly detailed, Tolstoyan overview of the modern world in upheaval. At once a novel of ideas and an exploration of the dark spaces of the heart, it is a book in which the past returns in all its original uncertainty and strangeness.
  • The Fox in the Attic

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111873697
    • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
    • Published: 1961
    (1961). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author on tipped-in leaf, with 'First Editions Circle' card laid-in. Gentle bumping and a touch of fading to cloth at spine ends. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. VG/VG.
  • The Wooden Shepherdess

    By Richard Hughes

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322301
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: February 2000
    The Wooden Shepherdess is the sequel to The Fox in the Attic, and the second volume of Richard Hughes's monumental historical fiction, "The Human Predicament." It opens with Hughes's hero Augustine in prohibition era America, where he is a bemused onlooker and an increasingly fascinated participant in a country intoxicated with sex, violence, and booze. In brilliant cinematic style, the book then moves to Germany, where the Nazi Party is gradually gaining in power; to the slums, mining towns, parliamentary back rooms, and great houses of a Britain teetering on the verge of class war; and to the wilds of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The novel ends with a terrifying account of the Night of the Long Knives, as Hitler ruthlessly secures his hold upon Germany.This new edition of the The Wooden Shepherdess concludes with the twelve chapters that Hughes completed of the planned third volume of "The Human Predicament," here published for the first time in America.

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