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The House of Representatives is holding a historic vote today to formalize the impeachment process against President Trump. The probe centers on whether Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. As the House votes today, lawmakers are continuing to question key Trump administration behind closed doors, including the top Russia official on the National Security Council, Tim Morrison. On Wednesday, House Democrats also requested that Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton testify. We speak with California Congressmember Ro Khanna.
Extreme winds of up to 60 miles per hour caused new fires to erupt across southern California Wednesday, prompting tens of thousands to evacuate. The blazes are just the latest in a spate of climate change-fueled fires threatening the state. In Northern California, firefighters have finally beat back the Sonoma County Kincade Fire that had forced nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes over the weekend. Nearly all evacuees in the region have now been allowed to return to their homes and the utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric said Wednesday it would begin restoring power to the 365,000 customers who were plunged into darkness over the weekend as fires first erupted across the state. PG&E — the corporation that controls most of Northern and Central California’s electricity and the biggest utility in America — has been implicated in many of the fires that have ravaged California in recent years, including the Camp Fire that killed 85 people and completely destroyed the town of Paradise in 2018. In January, PG&E declared bankruptcy amid a number of lawsuits related to the wildfires. We speak with California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who is calling for the California state government to take over control of PG&E. Khanna says, “PG&E is basically a private monopoly that gets a return on investment for their private investors, but has no competition. It is the worst of both worlds.”
As climate-fueled fires rage across California, we look at how the blazes are disproportionately affecting some of the state’s most vulnerable communities. As a growing number of wealthy homeowners hire private firefighters to protect their properties for up to $3,000 per day, domestic workers and gardeners who tend to some of the most opulent homes in Los Angeles attended work despite the Getty Fire evacuation order earlier this week. Many of their employers failed to even tell them not to come in. Meanwhile, of the more than 4,000 firefighters currently working across the state, at least 700 are California prisoners. They earn as little as $1 per hour. We speak with Amika Mota, a former prisoner firefighter and the policy director at the Young Women’s Freedom Center in San Francisco, and Los Angeles Times journalist Brittny Mejia. Her piece is titled “Housekeepers and gardeners go to work despite the flames.”
House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff said it was a solemn day in the nations history after the House of Representatives voted on Oct. 31 to pass a resolution laying out how the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump will proceed. Schiff joined other House Democratic leaders, including House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler, to address next steps for the inquiry. For more on whos who in the Trump impeachment inquiry, read: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics…
[Bibliomania, bibliographic studies, second Earl Spencer,
Biblioteca Spenseriana, European Antiquities, Travelogue,
antiquarian book dealers and sellers of rare books, 19th Century
engraved European urban views, France, Germany].
Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the set.
One of the great works on the collecting of rare and early printed books, by one of the greatest bibliophiles of history. A classic in the field of bibliography and book collecting, a unique and endlessly fascinating account of European trips spent entirely in the pursuit of acquiring old and rare books and manuscripts of many kinds for a wealthy English patron.
A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Vols. 1-4, by the Rev. Tho. Frognall Dibdin, F.R.S. S.A.
1821, London, W. Blumer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press
4 Volumes, each volume c. 450 pages. With Supplements, G. Lewis’s “Physiognomy, Manners and Character…”, and the detailed 66 pp. Bibliographic Index of all the works mentioned within the text at rear.
Frontis portrait, extra-illustrated with 117 full page engravings throughout, many beautifully printed on heavy paper, 83 smaller engraved vignettes printed on India paper and mounted within the text throughout [total of 200 engraved images].
Handsome and monumental period full leather bindings, each neatly and professionally rebacked by a skilled book binder many years ago, the repairs now age-worn and part of the pleasing patina.
Includes the famous “nude” plate of “Diane of Poictiers”, supposedly destroyed after a mere 50 impressions were pulled from the original engraved plate and not found bound into most surviving sets [see Lowndes, II, p. 641].
Bindings remain sound and tight, signs of age and time to the bindings, various small age flaws and defects, edges and corners worn, overall handsome set. Contents clean, nice paper and typography throughout, the illustrations typically intricate and richly printed as well.
A beautiful set with lovely shelf appeal, the cost of producing such a richly illustrated work so high it supposedly all but financially bankrupted Dibdin for the remainder of his life.
Books measure: 10″ H X 7″ W.
Set along shelf measures: 7 3/4″.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve rules governing the impeachment process. Every House Republican opposed the resolution, while all but two Democrats supported it. Lisa Desjardins reports and joins Yamiche Alcindor and Nick Schifrin to discuss procedural details, reaction from both sides of the aisle and the impeachment inquiry’s latest witness.
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