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:D hi mr. richard!! i am really excited about reading both; and will definitely tell her thanks!!! :D Happy New Year!!! :smt070


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Ginger lol you may need to get another copy of the secret because once you see those pictures you cant control the drool =P~
You will enjoy both , promise :wink:


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Ginger lol you may need to get another copy of the secret because once you see those pictures you cant control the drool =P~
You will enjoy both , promise :wink:



:lol: happy new year, dragonstek!! i considered buying a bib for drooling/slobbering, lol!! (i think rick needs one too, while eating, lol!!) cannot wait to get them!!


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I am reading The French Blue by Richard W Wise. What an amazing history! I am enjoying it very much Mr Richard !
I could not helped it. I searched what was happening in the world while Tavernier was hunting gems:
Baroque style....
Loius XIV or the Sun King was around and for a long time
Galileo was fighting for his life ( heresy)
End of the Iberian Union
First newspaper was publsihed in Paris
Civil War in England
Velazquez, Rubens, Poussin, Rembrandt , Bernini were around
Lippershey invected the telescope
Critofori invented the piano
Japan was feudal
English Monarchy is brough back.
European colonization of America
those were tumultous times!
I love history too, sorry :oops:


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iberian union?
please don´t call it that


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Lourdes,

Interesting times! I have The Timelines of History and I referred to it from time to time during the course of researching and writing The French Blue.

All the dates mentioned in the book are accurate. Valentine Ball, in his translation of The Six Voyages constructed a time line of Tavernier's travels. I have expanded Ball's time line to include important events along with the dates of his travels. I hope to have this up on www.thefrenchblue.com later this month. You will also find Acknowledgments in the back of the book with historical sources that I used.

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I will check the website later.
Thank you Richard!


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iberian union?
please don´t call it that


Oh Pedro my apologies ....I do understand that those were the time when Portugal was fighting for its freedom.
I should know better ( one grandpapa was from Orense ( Galicia) and the other was from Asturias , Oviedo , they both explained a bit the war and more in depth Spanish histoy.
The term is used in Wikepedia and other websites. But I understand you!.
sorry again Pedro , I trust you a have great day !


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8) i just began reading "The French Blue," and i got a bit tickled after reading about the "natives," lol!!

Lourdes, here's something i found on the farlang website you may enjoy reading.

http://www.farlang.com/diamonds/taverni ... 2/page_001


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Thank you for posting the link Jan , i knew i saw it somewhere but couldnt remember where , now i've got it bookmarked for when i have some quiet time to read :wink:


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gingerkid wrote:
8) i just began reading "The French Blue," and i got a bit tickled after reading about the "natives," lol!!

Lourdes, here's something i found on the farlang website you may enjoy reading.

http://www.farlang.com/diamonds/taverni ... 2/page_001


Hello gingerkid how do you do?
thank you for the link, it is really great! :D


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:D very glad to have helped, y'all!! :wink: i tried to find JBT's Travels in India I on the farlang site, and it's not available. but here's the page where there's a list of books to read from 1600-1800 :shock:

http://www.farlang.com/gemstones-diamonds-books


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Hello we apologize... some books got accidentally dropped after another upgrade of the platform.

Our recent focus has been to improve our "luxury experience" (in terms of "time is the new luxury") by adding tons of tools to search, browse, organize. We furthermore took the first steps towards social shopping in luxury jewelry and gems and the use of user recommendations (the famous: "people who liked... also liked..) to help people find what they need faster.

We'll continue to innovate and transform ourselves, but we have not forgotten our roots: the rare book library. Obviously in the last 2 years the landscape of online books has changed dramatically. Still we have some books unavailable elsewhere and we will be adding more books in the near future.

We think we can add value, not so much by offering individual books, but by using them in contexts: integrating chapters of these books thematically saves you time and energy when you look for a particular topic. We also tested some chapters with a new recommendation algorithm based on contextual relevance. Again a way to quicker find similar texts, rather than browsing each book individually. The results are positive and we will therefore implement it everywhere in the library.

We therefore hope the collective online presence of such a library has a multiplier effect for those who are less interested in a particular book than they are in a particular topic.

We'll try to get Tavernier I back online again the coming week if there's interest for that. Let us know, and we will let you know when it's online.

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8) hi patrick!! first, i wanted to let you know that i love the farlang website!! luxury, indeed!! yes, whenever you have the time, please add JBT's Travels in India I to the site, i would like to read them when i finish the French Blue. many thanks!! jan :D


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:D really enjoyed reading the french blue!!! hated to see it end, too!! :wink: now, hubs wants to read it!! :D


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