Last night we read belle and boo and the very merry christmas. teddy loved it so much i’m going to buy some of the other books. it’s charming, whimsical and gorgeously illustrated, and belle is so gentle and patient with with boo- which, given that we have a house bunny, i’m very happy about. already teddy keeps calling our bunny his friend- just like belle and boo. #bookstagram#childrensbooks#readingwithkids#booklovers#houserabbit#bookcollectors
Rajput arms & armour: the rathores & their armoury at jodhpur fort volume i & ii
some years ago the study of arms and armour of the subcontinent reached a plateau where enough was known to allow curators and collectors a veneer of authority when writing and speaking about the topic. this book shows how very thin that veneer was.
for political and more recently commercial reasons the cultural history of the subcontinent has been largely expressed through the mughal experience of india.
whilst it is true that the muslim mughals dominated india the empire they ruled was predominantly hindu. this book reclaims the hindu contribution to the military culture of the mughal period. the rajputs were very closely aligned to the mughals from the reign of akbar in the sixteenth century but they retained their own distinctive values.
"the cultured man wears his wisdom lightly, knowing full well that wisdom is not a state of being but a process of becoming, of growth, of development, and that the wise man grows from the errors he commits quite as much as from the truths which otherwise accrue to his horizons."
Speaking of light winter reads. in the old shop now this 1885 cambridge university press parallel bible
nice (i need a knew adjective) leatherbound large volume, gilt edged and handsome marbled endpapers
the un enlightened heathen that i am i have no idea what a parallel bible is, i fear a internet search may send me down a rabbit hole. i am going to put it on my bookshelf horizontally now, because...i can. £85 gbp plus postage dm or comment to buy direct or follow the link to the store now https://ebay.to/2umq3xt