Daily Archives: February 4, 2020

Bartlett American Scenery c.1840 Willis 2 vol. Virtue leather set w/ 120 fine engraved views

Brian DiMambro Antiquarian

Published on Feb 4, 2020

[American History, Early American Republic, Decorative Leather Bindings & sets, 19th century illustrated travel publications, Bartlett engravings].

Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the set.

American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River. Illustration of Transatlantic Nature from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett. By N.P. Willis, Esq. Published c. 1850, London by James S. Virtue. 2 Volumes, each c. 125 pages. Text in English. With 120 finely engraved plates after the artist W.H. Bartlett, including a map.

In old (possibly 19th century) handsome green half leather bindings, raised and gilt bands, compartments gilt decorated, gilt lettering. Cloth covered boards, all edges gilt. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.

Excellent two volume set detailing the history and scenery of the early American Republic.

Interior contents remain bright and clean with some minor spotting or foxing confined to the blank margins. Binding tight and sound. Overall, set retains an excellent shelf appearance, well worthy of display and ownership.

Books measure: 10 7/8″ H X 8 3/4″ W. Set along the shelf measures: 2 3/4″.

Overpopulation & Climate Change: A Seat at the Table


Jan 3, 2020
Produced and Directed by Stuart Scott, and recorded at COP25 in Madrid, Spain on December 6, 2019, this was as far as we know the only formal event at the UN climate negotiations where human overpopulation was even discussed! Our burgeoning human population constitutes a major ‘elephant in the room’. It is politically incorrect to even discuss the question of population while at the same time how many of us there are is obviously one of the most relevant drivers of climate change and the general ecological breakdown that is being experienced around the world.
#Overpopulation #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency

Sailing GRETA THUNBERG Across the North Atlantic Ocean!

Sailing La Vagabonde

Feb 3, 2020

La Vagabonde and her crew are about to sail GRETA THUNBERG across the Atlantic Ocean!! SUBSCRIBE and hit the bell for more videos! http://bit.ly/SubscribeToSLV We’re about to spend about 20 days at sea, sailing 3200nm to Portugal to drop off Greta and her dad so that they can make it to the COP25 in Madrid. Watch us prepare for the crossing and hear all about how Greta came to be onboard our boat! Life is full of surprises. We are so happy to be a part of Gretas journey and to do our part for the planet

Voting to acquit this noxious criminal is the point of no return for the Republican Party

Today Republicans make it official: Out of sheer lust for power, they’ve rejected democracy and basic decency

Amanda Marcotte January 31, 2020 6:15PM (UTC)

There are many theories about when it was exactly that Republicans lost their minds. Some will point out, correctly, that the strain of reality-free conspiracy-mongering that defines the Donald Trump presidency dates back at least to the era of Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society. Others will note Richard Nixon’s reliance on the “Southern strategy,” which helped remake the GOP into a white ethno-nationalist party that was capable of nominating Trump. Still others will point to the Tea Party, which was reported at the time as somehow an anti-tax movement, but now looks clearly like a panicked, racist reaction to the election of Barack Obama, and resulted in a purging of any moderate or reality-based impulses in the Republican ranks.

But whenever it started, I think it’s safe to say that the upcoming votes in the Senate impeachment trial, in which the Republican Senate majority will hold tight to prevent any witnesses from testifying and will then vote to acquit Trump, will mark a point of no return for the Republican Party.

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How shrubs can help solve climate change – BBC Future

In South Africa, there used to be a thicket the size of Cyprus that could suck up the equivalent of three times the US’s annual carbon emissions. These people are trying to grow it back.

By Alexander Matthews

3rd February 2020

“We last had proper rain in 2014,” winemaker Margaux Nel tells me. The two dams on her family’s farm in the semi-arid region of Klein Karoo in South Africa have been dry for the past three years. Less than half of the family’s 60 hectares (148 acres) of vines have survived the prolonged drought, and even less will be able to provide fruit for this year’s harvest.

“We decided we needed to do something,” she says. That “something” has taken the form of planting one million cuttings of Portulacaria afra over the next five years. This succulent shrub, more commonly known as spekboom, has small, round leaves and is indigenous to the area. When these plants have reached maturity in more than a decade’s time, they’ll be up to 5m (16.4ft) high – more than twice the height of a tall adult. They will cast pools of cooling shadow in spite of the dry heat typical of this landscape. The ground surrounding them will be covered with leaf litter – discarded remnants of their tiny bright leaves – as well smaller shrubs that can flourish in their shade.

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