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First call I need you in the Navy this minute! Our country will always be proudest of those who answered the first call.

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Mark 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: John 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Luke 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 1:1]

[Printed vellum page from the first book printed in small type. 1459]

[Geometric diagrams in margins of text of first printed edition of Euclid's "Elements," which they illus.: 2 diagrams of text (page headed "II")]

[Geometric diagrams in margins of text of first printed edition of Euclid's "Elements," which they illus.: 2 diagrams at left of text (page headed "Liber")]

De re militari.Verona, Boninus de Boninis, 13 Feb. 1483.[254] leaves (the first and last blank). woodcuts: illus. 32 cm. (fol.)

[The story of the first men]

First fol. (reverse) after title page (vase with portraits of Petrarch and Laura)

[First chapter of Spiritalium liber; with decortated initial C. in which baby holds a staff and rope with weight at end, possibly engineering tools]

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage

The Capitall lawes of New-England, as they stand now in force in the Commonwealth. By the Court, in the years 1641. 1642 ... Printed first in New-England, and reprinted in London for Ben Allen in Popes-head Allen. 1643.

[Moon as solid body with irregular surface features in first telescopic drawings of moon to be published]

[First sketch for the chapel of Bonaventura at Potenza (Italy), in (church) San Francesco]

Mandarina Tottidumpa, original dancing mistress to the first Emperour of China [dancing with] Philobanter Suckbottle, Prime Dancing Minister to ye Ancient Noddificators of the famous city in the Land of Nod

A compleat description of the province of Carolina in 3 parts : 1st, the improved part from the surveys of Maurice Mathews & Mr. John Love : 2ly, the west part by Capt. Tho. Nairn : 3ly, a chart of the coast from Virginia to Cape Florida /

[Preparing for the first battle]

[Tubes containing mercury with vacuum at top showing development of first barometer capable of measuring atmospheric pressure, includes page of text]

The history of Genghizcan the Great, first emperor of the antient Moguls and Tartars; in four books: containing his life, advancement and conquests; with a short history of his successors to the present time; the manners, customs and laws of the antient Moguls and Tartars; and the late geography of the vast countries of Mogolistan, Turquestan, Capschac, Yugurestan, and the Eastern and Western Tartary. Collected from several Oriental authors, and European travellers; whose names, with an abridgment of their lives, are added to this book. By the late M. Petis de la Croix senior ... and now faithfully tr. into English.

The history of Genghizcan the Great, first emperor of the antient Moguls and Tartars; in four books: containing his life, advancement and conquests; with a short history of his successors to the present time; the manners, customs and laws of the antient Moguls and Tartars; and the late geography of the vast countries of Mogolistan, Turquestan, Capschac, Yugurestan, and the Eastern and Western Tartary. Collected from several Oriental authors, and European travellers; whose names, with an abridgment of their lives, are added to this book. By the late M. Petis de la Croix senior ... and now faithfully tr. into English.

The history of Genghizcan the Great, first emperor of the antient Moguls and Tartars; in four books: containing his life, advancement and conquests; with a short history of his successors to the present time; the manners, customs and laws of the antient Moguls and Tartars; and the late geography of the vast countries of Mogolistan, Turquestan, Capschac, Yugurestan, and the Eastern and Western Tartary. Collected from several Oriental authors, and European travellers; whose names, with an abridgment of their lives, are added to this book. By the late M. Petis de la Croix senior ... and now faithfully tr. into English.

The history of Genghizcan the Great, first emperor of the antient Moguls and Tartars; in four books: containing his life, advancement and conquests; with a short history of his successors to the present time; the manners, customs and laws of the antient Moguls and Tartars; and the late geography of the vast countries of Mogolistan, Turquestan, Capschac, Yugurestan, and the Eastern and Western Tartary. Collected from several Oriental authors, and European travellers; whose names, with an abridgment of their lives, are added to this book. By the late M. Petis de la Croix senior ... and now faithfully tr. into English.

The history of Genghizcan the Great, first emperor of the antient Moguls and Tartars; in four books: containing his life, advancement and conquests; with a short history of his successors to the present time; the manners, customs and laws of the antient Moguls and Tartars; and the late geography of the vast countries of Mogolistan, Turquestan, Capschac, Yugurestan, and the Eastern and Western Tartary. Collected from several Oriental authors, and European travellers; whose names, with an abridgment of their lives, are added to this book. By the late M. Petis de la Croix senior ... and now faithfully tr. into English.

[First chapter opening of Methodus inveniendi ...; with headpiece of sphinxes, cherubs, and open book with crossed trumpets, and decorated initial M showing stormy sea]

North America, performed under the patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood;

Exchange for Sterling. (No.) Newport, Rhode-Island, In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode-Island, for value received, at Sixty days sight of this my first per exchange, (Second and Third, of the same tenor and dat

Kudgello collecting materials to improve our morals

An anecdote of a certain candidate, for the ensuing election. Happening to be at Newark, when he first heard that Mr. J y, was acquitted of the crime laid to his charge he shrugged his shoulders, and said that from the disposition himself had ob

Brentford Sweepstakes. All coursers the first heat with Vigour Run. But 'tis with whip & spur the race is won

An elegy on the much lamented death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield, who died at New-berry port in New-England, on the 1st day of October 1770. [1770].

[Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom on the east side of the Ohio River, 3 or 4 miles below the mouth, a portion of which is divided into 17 lots]

To the public [2 line quotation from Addison] The present General Assembly of this Colony in their first session, passed a resolution disqaulifying the judges of the Supreme Court from sitting in General Assembly ... [Signed] Brutus. New-York. J

At a very full meeting of delegates from the different counties in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, begun in Williamsburg, the first day of August, in the year of our Lord 1774, and continued by several adjournments to Saturday the 6th of th

Committee Chamber, December 6, 1774. [Resolves in regard to the 10th article of the Association of the General Congress, requiring the opening of all package of goods imported after December 1st, 1774] [Philadelphia, 1774].

Committee-Chamber, New York 1st May, 1775. Whereas it appears by the public papers, that all exportation from Philadelphia to Quebec, Nova-Scotia, Georgia, and Newfoundland, or any part of the fishing coasts, or fishing islands, is suspended; an

New-York, Sunday 23d April, 1775. The following interesting advices, were this day received here, by two vessels from Newport, and by an express by land [The first news of the battle of Lexington and Concord] [New York, 1775].

In the House of representatives, November 2, 1775. Whereas by two resolves of Congress passed the 1st of May and the 1st of July last, the provision made for the reception and support of the poor of the towns of Boston and Charlestown, who are d

Whereas a report has been industriously propagated in this City, that the Continental Congress has passed a resolve, that unless American grievances were redressed by the first of March, these Colonies should be independent of Great Britain. [Tw

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United States Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776, unless sooner discharged

A map of the middle British colonies in North America. First published by Lewis Evans, of Philadelphia, in 1755; and since corrected and improved, as also extended, with the addition of New England, and bordering parts of Canada; from actual surveys now lying at the Board of Trade.

Fort on the first hill in Dorc̃ester. Fort on the second hill in Dorc̃ester.

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United American Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776 … [Watertown: Printed by

Whereas it appears to this Court, that the part of the militia of this Colony now in the American army as a temporary reinforcement in consequence of a resolve of said Court the 1st of December last [Allowing their claim one penny per mile for t

1st. & 2d. position of that part of the army engaged on the 19th Sept. 1777. 3d & 4th postn. Sept. 19.

Regulations of sundry articles, at the Town-meeting at Portsmouth, October 1st, 1779 [Portsmouth, 1779] Positive Photostat.

Earl Mansfield

Sketch of the coast from South Edisto to Charles Town, 1st March 1780.

Lord George Germaine

First bishop of Virginia

In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir. The act of October 1780 for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the Continental army, allowed persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties, by enlisting a soldier after the first day

The right honble. the Earl of Hillsborough

Thomas Jefferson to the First Magistrate of Each Virginia County, January 20, 1781, Printed Proclamation on Supplying Continental Army with Provisions

Office of Finance, Philadelphia, 12th December 1781. Proposals will be received in this office until the first day of February next, for the following contracts, to supply the rations deliverable by the United States, from the first day of April

At a meeting of deputies, chosen in and for each hundred of Kent county, in the Delaware state, at Dover, on Monday the first day of September 1783 [Recommending list of candidates for the ensuing year]. [Dover? 1783].

[1st human balloon ascension; balloon with Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes above Paris. Nov. 1783]

Port of Philadelphia. Wardens Office, Philadelphia, 30th of April, 1785. Extract of an Act of the General Assembly, passed the first of April, 1784, entituled, "An Act for the further regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, and enlarging the pow

Lord Hood - from a painting by West in the possession of Sir John Dick / Miller del. ; Birrell sculp.

General Eliott / G. Fredk. Koehler delt. ; W. Angus sculp.

General orders for the Second Division of the Massachusetts' militia ... Given under my hand in Newbury-port, this first day of December, Anno Domini, 1786. Jonathan Titcomb, Major-General. Newbury-Port. Printed by John Mycall [1786].

Lord mayor's feast at Guildhall 1786 - no dinner, no ball

In the House of delegates, Thursday, the 25th of October, 1787. [Seven resolutions for electing delegates to a convention to be held in Richmond on the first Monday in June, 1788, to act upon the proposed federal constitution] John Beckly, C. H.

A map of the great river St. John & waters (the first ever published) from the Bay of Fundy, up to St. Anns or Frederick's Town; being little known by white people, until 1783; settled by the American Loyalists, then part of Nova Scotia, now called New Brunswick from an actual survey, made in the years 1784, 85, 86 and 87,

Thomas Jefferson to William Short, April 9, 1788, Tour of Germany; First Page Missing

An act, to regulate the exportation of flax-seed and lunmber, passed the 1st of March 1788 ... New-York, Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, No. 25 Water-Street [1788].

Fellow citizens. You have this moment been witnesses to one of the noblest spectacles that the eyes of freemen ever beheld. You have seen the first patriot of his country, raised by the unanimous voice of his fellow-citizens to the highest stati

Thomas Jefferson, July 1789, Notes on French First Republic, Fragment

Mrs. Sage, the first English female aerial traveller, who ascended with Mr. Biggin in Mr. Lunardi's balloon, from St. George's Fields, June 29th, 1785 ... / L. Shelly, del. ; LeGrand, sculp.

Second Congress of the United States. At the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday the twenty-fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. An act granting farther time

The Chesapeak ticket. First distridt. Philip Key. Second district. Joshua Seney, Third district William Pinckney. Fourth district Samuel Sterett. Fifth district, William V. Murray. Sixth district. Upton Sheredine. [1791?]

[Kentucky census. Leaf inserted in 1st ed. of 1st census 1790 at p. 51]. [Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, 1791].

... An act to continue in force for a limited time, an Act passed at the first session of Congress, intituled. "An act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States." [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

Second Congress of the United States: At the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday the twenty-fourth of October one thousand seven nundred and ninety-one. An act quthorizing the grant

Journal of the Senate at the first session of the General Assembly of the state of Kentucky

[Two recipes for haddock from the first American edition of Richard Briggs' The New Art of Cookery (1792). "To dress Haddock the Spanish Way," prepared with the "love apple" or tomato, and "To dress Haddock the Jews Way" prepared with "sweet oil", "onion" and "parsley"]

...An act for extending the time for receiving on loan that part of the domestic debt of the United States, which may not be subscribed, prior to the first day of March. One thousand seven jundred and ninety-three. [Philadelphia: Printed by F

By the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, A proclamation. The president of the United States having been pleased to communicate to me, that a Treaty will be held with the hostile Indian tribes, on or about the first day of June at Lower S

Third Congress of the United States: at the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania,on Monday, the second of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. An act providing for raising and

Third Congress of the United States: at the first session. Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia ... [Dec. 2, 1793] An Act to authorize the President ... to alter the Place for holding a Session of Congress .... Approved-April the third 179

A map of the United States exhibiting post roads & distances : the first sheet comprehending the nine northern states, with parts of Virginia and the territory north of Ohio /

State of New Hampshire. In the House of representatives, Dec. 10, 1799. Whereas the constitution of this state makes it the duty of the selectmen and assessors of the several towns and places in this State, in warning the first annual meeting fo

Resolutions and proceedings in committee of the whole, on the 1st day of August, 1799. [3 resolutions amending the Kentucky constitution]. [Frankfort? Kentucky 1799].

Second Regiment, Hudson Brigade, First Division, Hudson County State Militia

Rt. Rev. Samuel Provoost, D.D., first bishop of New York

[Diagram of the first battery, which was made of alternating metal layers and saline-soaked leather pads, and proved electricity is caused by contact with dissimilar metals] / Basire, sc.

11th February, 1800. Read the first and second time, and committed to a Committed to a committee of the whole House, on Friday next. A bill to allow a drawback of duties on goods exported to New-Orleans, and therein to amend the act intituted "A

The first ship / painted by Joshua Shaw ; engraved by J. Sartain.

February 6, 1801. Read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, on Monday next. A bill to extend to aliens who arrived and became residents in the United States before a certain period, the benefits of the act

Rufus King to John Scott, First Earl of Eldon, October 9, 1801.

John Scott, First Earl of Eldon to Rufus King, October 9, 1801. With Conference Note.

Estimate of the expenses of civil government, from the 30th September, 1801 to the 1st October 1802. and of the debts payable.

3d April, 1802. Read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, on Monday next. A bill, for the relief of Paolo Paoly ... [Washington] Duane printer [1802].

Circular. Frederick-Town, September 23, 1802. Sir: We being appointed a committee to communicate with our fellow-citizens of Frederick County, beg leave to call your attention to the election on the first Monday of October next, for four delegat

The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François

Eighth Congress of the United States: at the first session, begun and held at the City of Washington, in the territory of Columbia, on Monday, the seventeenth of October, one thousand eight hundred and three. Resolved ... that in lieu of the thi

At a numerous and respectable meeting of Republican Citizens held at the White Horse Tavern, the committee appointed to prepare an address to the electors of the first congressional district, reported the following, which after having been read

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imperial Majesty Alexander 1st. by his much obliged humble servant J.A. Atkinson / drawn on the spot by J.A. Atkinson, from the observatory of the Academy of Sciences.

A plan of the town of New Haven : with all the buildings in 1748 taken by the Hon. Gen. Wadsworth of Durham to which are added the names and professions of the inhabitants at that period : also the location of lots to many of the first grantees /

Account of the arrival and departure of the mails, at and from the Post Office at Bethlehem ... George Huber, Postmaster, Bethlehem Post Office, May 1st, 1806. Easton. Printed by Christian Jacob Hutter. [1806].