Possession

Author: Erin Thompson
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Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums.

The Living Age

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... in the possession of private collectors. About the antiquity of these documents
we are not disposed here to raise any controversy. The age of the Dean of
Lismore's book is little more than three centuries, but we believe the Irish can
show many manuscripts of much older date. However, even had they been of
comparatively recent origin in their written form, these tales and poems are
undoubtedly of great age as traditionary legends. Mr. O'Grady, the editor of the
present volume says, ...

A History Of The Irish Nation

Author: Mary Francis Cusack
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60 VALUE OF KEATING'S HISTORY or IRELAND. From this valuable extract we
obtain a clear idea of the importance and the subject of the famous Salz'az'r, and
a not less clear knowledge of the admirable legal and social institutions by which
Erinn was then governed.' The Ci): of Dram Snoo/zta is quoted in the Book of
Ballymolo, in support of the ancient legend of the antediluvian occupation of
Erinn by the Lady Banb/za, called in other books Cesair (pron. ' kesar'). The Book
of ...

Orissa Its Geography Statistics History Religion And Antiquity

Author: Andrew Sterling
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What is curious, the standard of the bigah, which was originally uniform, is now
found to be different is every part of the district, to such an extent indeed, that in
some pergunnahs the bigah is four times the size of that nominal measure in
other divisions, ... I shall now proceed to furnish abstract statements of the land
assessment of Cuttack according to its present dimensions, translated from
revenue accounts in the private possession of the family of the former Dewan of
the Marhatta ...

The Living Age

Author: Eliakim Littell
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... in the possession of private collectors. About the antiquity of these documents
we are not disposed here to raise any controversy. The age of the Dean of
Lismore's hook is little more than three centuries, but we believe the Irish can
show many manuscripts of much older date. However, even had they been of
comparatively recent origin in their written form, these tales and poems are
undoubtedly of great age as traditionary legends. Mr. O'Grady, the editor of the
present volume says, ...

Chambers S Journal

Author: William Chambers
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Of another such announcement there are two copies extant, one of which is in the
possession of Earl Spencer. The objects of post-Reformation dates are as yet but
partially arranged, and I merely obtained a glimpse of them in the private rooms
where they are for the present deposited. Amongst them are some grand old
cabinets, and many fine specimens of old tapestry. What struck me, however, as
the most curious, were the ornaments of a Romanist character, which are still, or
were ...

Chamber S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

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The present high position of the South Kensington Museum — and there is
nothing like it in Europe — is very much owing to the energy and indefatigable
perseverance of Mr Cole. Under his direction, the 'loan' ... of the medieval and
other periods. Private collectors came forward with praiseworthy alacrity ; and a
vast number of valuable specimens of sculpture ... In the same year, the Earl of
Derby suggested the formation of a loan collection of historical portraits. The
results were the ...

Chambers S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

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The present high position of the South Kensington Museum — and there is
nothing like it in Europe — is very much owing to the energy and indefatigable
perseverance of Mr Cole. Under his direction, the 'loan' system pursued ... of art
of the medieval and other periods. Private collectors came forward with
praiseworthy alacrity ; and a vast ... In the same year, the Earl of Derby suggested
the formation of a loan collection of historical portraits. The results were the
exhibitions held in the ...

Chambers S Journal

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The present high position of the South Keiisington Museum—-and there is
nothing like it in Europe—-is very much owing to the energy and indefatigable
perseverance of Mr Cole. Under his direction, the ... and other periods. Private
collectors came forward with raiseworthy alacrity ; and a vast number of valua le
specimens of sculpture, ivory carvings, bronzes, ... In the same year, the Earl of
Derby suggested the formation of a loan collection of historical portraits. The
results were the ...

The Antiquities Of England And Wales Displayed

Author: Henry Boswell
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Embellished and Illustrated with a New and Elegant Collection of Picturesque
Views and Representations ... to which are Added, Various Historical
Descriptions, and Many Picturesque Views of the Principal Seats of the Nobility
and Gentry : as ... where Caér-went now stands, not a single building of that
antient city now remaining, though some curious chequered. pavements and
Roman coins have been dug up there. , - - The situation of the castle is on a high
rock, by the fide of the ...