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[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in a mason's garb]

The ryal book, or A book for a kyng.Somme des vices et des vertus. English [from old catalog][Westminster, William Caxton, ca. 1486]

[Diagram from the Art of shooting in great ordnaunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

[Title page from the Art of shooting in great ordnaunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

[Page from The Art of shooting in great ordnaunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

[Page 9 from The Art of shooting in great ordnaunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

[Page 26 from the Art of shooting in great ordnaunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

[Page showing two numbered diagrams from the Art of shooting in great ordanunce... written by William Bourne. Imprinted at London for Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]

Title page showing enormous serpent, "The Boas", with man in its mouth, in Edward Tobsell, The historie of serpents, London, William Jaggard, 1608

Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, 1606; graven by William Hole

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smith 1606 [?] William Hole.

Title page, with no illus., in William Wood, Nevv Englands prospect, London, by T. Cotes for J. Bellamie, 1634

Belegeringh der Stadt Graeve gedowongen op den 27 Octob. Anno 1674

Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door / William Loggan fec. & Oxonia.

Fac-simile of Holmes-map of the province of Pennsylvania : with the names of the original purchasers from William Penn, begun in 1681.

To his highness William Henrick, Prince of Orange, the most humble petition of George Lord Chancellor Jefferies. Most humbly sheweth; that your petitioner who was once Lord Chancellor of England is now become the lowest of your suppliants, and f

An ordinance for erecting & establishing a High Court of Chancery in the Province of New York. Fort William Henry, the 28th August, 1701. By order of Council. New York: Printed by William Bradford, Printer to the King's most excellent Majesty 17

An ordinance of His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... For suspending the proceedings of the High Court of Chancery of the Province of New York. Given at Fort William Henry in Ne

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

This is a draft of a parcell [i.e. parcel] of salt meadow together with severall [i.e. several] hummuks [i.e. hummocks] of upland therein contained lying in the township of Westerly belonging to Mr. William Champlin : measured and drafted this 17th day of September 1717 for M[r.] Daniell [i.e. Daniel] Brown.

A map of Louisiana and of the river Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] : this map of the Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] is most humbly inscribed to William Law of Lanreston, esq. /

To His Excellency, William Burnet, Esq; Captain, General and Governour in chief of the Provinces of New-York, New-Jersey and territories depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same, &c. The humble address of the General Assembly of

By the Honourable William Dummer, Esq; Lieut Governor & commander in chief, in & over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England a proclamation for apprehending John Pittman. Boston: Printed by B. Green Printer to His Hon. Th

To his excellency William Burnet, esqr., this plan of Boston in New England is humbly dedicated by his excellencys most obedient and humble servant Will Burgiss /

New York Mayor's Court. William Trusdell against Francis Harison, Esq. For arresting, imprisoning and keeping the Plaintif Ten weeks in prison, at the suit of Joseph Weldon, without authority ... [Dated New York, August 25th, 1733].

William Harvey M.D. / Bemmel pinx. ; J. Houbraken sculps. Amst. 1739.

The speech of the Honourable William Gooch, Esq; [At the opening of the session Aug. 21, 1740] [Williamsburg, 1740] [Negative Photostat.].

Marriage à la mode--the toilette scene / invented painted & published by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by S. Ravenet.

The Highlanders Medley, or the Duke Triumphant

To the Honble Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg, 1748] [Negative Photostat.].

[Plat of a survey for William Hughes, Jr. of 460 acres in Frederick County, Va. on the Cacapon River].

Plan of Fort William Henry and camp at Lake George.

By His Excellency William Shirley, Esq; Captain-General and Governour in chief in and over the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. To [blank] Sir, As you have received beating-orders from me to enlist men into His Majesty’s service

Sir William Johnson, Major General of the English forces in America / T. Adams, delin.; Spooner, fecit.

September 22d, 1756. To the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia; the humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunte

September 22d, 1756. To the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia; the humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunter, 1756] [N

April 16th, 1757. To the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia; The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunter, 1757] [Nega

Plan of the attack on Fort William Henry and Ticonderoga; showing the road from Fort Edward, Montcalm's camp and wharf of landing, &c.

September 18, 1758. To the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia: The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunter, 1758] [Ne

September 18, 1758. To the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia: The humble address of the House of Burgesses.. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunter, 1

A North view of Fort Johnson, drawn on the spot by Mr. Guy Johnson, Sir Wm. Johnson's son / Huteu(?) fecit.

February 24th, 1759. To the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia: The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunter, 1759] [N

February 27th, 1759. To the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia: The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Hunte

Cumberland, (Colony of Rhode Island) April 16, 1763. To the public [An address against the official conduct [An address against the official conduct of Governor Ward. Signed] A Freeman. [Providence: Printed by William Goddard, 1763].

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of a resurrection to life again / William Bradford.

Proposals for printing by subscription the miser: or, the soldies [blank] A comedy of three acts, as it is [blank] acted by his Majesty’s servants by William Clarke. Boston December 1768.

A view of the fall of Montmorenci and the attack made by General Wolfe, on the French intrenchments near Beauport, with the Grenadiers of the army, July 31 1759 Vue de la chûte ou Saût de Montmorenci et de l'attaque des retrenchments Francois près de Beauport, par le Général Wolfe avec le Grenadiers de l'armée le 31 Juillet 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Wm. Elliot.

Sketch for the statue ordered to be erected to the memory of the late Wm. Beckford Esqr. by the Court of Common Council

William Jackson, an importer; at the Brazen Head, North side of the Town-House, and opposite the Town-Pump, in Corn-Hill, Boston. It is desired that the sons and daughters of liberty, would not buy any one thing of him, for in so doing the will

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty

At a meeting of the merchants & traders, at Faneuil-Hall, on the 23rd January 1770. The following votes were passed, viz. … Whereas William Jackson Theophilus Little, John Taylor, and Nathaniel Rogers all of Boston, did refuse and yet delay to c

To the public [acknowledgement of William Semple, Alexander Bartram, James Stuart, Robert Wilson that they have violated the non-importation agreement] Signed Philadelphia June 30, 1770. These are to certify that we did sign the above acknowledg

View of Fort William

[Arms] The speech of the statute of the Right Hon. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham to the virtueous and patriotic citizens of New York. Gentlemen. After a tedious passage over the Atlantic, I am at last arrived in this land of liberty ... [New Yor

The courtiers assembled, on hearing the news of the death of the Rt. Honble. Wm. Beckford

A map of South Carolina from the Savannah Sound to St. Helena's Sound, with the several plantations, their proper boundary lines, their names, and the names of the proprietors included and the grants of lands belonging to Landgrave William Hodgson, coloured green and edged with red with additional plans of those plots which have been resurvey'd by order of Messrs. Boss & Brailsford the purchasers from Hodgson, who inherited from his ancestors, as they had their original grant, from the Palatinate Lord Carteret &c.

A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd under the direction of and by John Montrésor, Esqr., engineer extraordinary & Capt. Lieut. by order of the Honble: Thomas Gage, Esqr., Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

To the printur of the Penselvaney Kronical mr. Godard. [Opposing the excise law] [Signed] Terence Sweep. [Philadelphia: Printed by William Goddard, October 1, 1772].

The right honourable William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

Castle William

New York City. ff. Personally appeared Moses Sherwood and William Bennett, both constables of said City and being duly sworn, depose and faith, that on Saturday morning, between the hours of five and six o'clock, the second day of this instant O

An association, proposed to the loyal citizens. Agreeable to the proclamation issued by His Excellency the Honorable Major-General William Howe, Commander in chief of His Majesty’s forces, &c. &c. &c. We his Majesty’s loyal subjects of the Town

To His Excellency William Tryon, Esq; Sir As you have been pleased to address yourself, in a public manner, to the inhabitants of this province, at large, an apology can hardly be necessary for the freedom I use in conveying my sentiments to you

At a council, held at the Palace, May 2, 1775. Present his Excellency the Governor, Thomas Nelson Ricard Corein, William Byrd, Ralph Wormeley, Junior, John Camm, clerk, and John Page Esquire, The Governor was pleased to address himself to the bo

Boston from Willis Creek / Wm. Pierre delin.

A view of Boston from Dorchester Neck / Wm. Pierre delin.

To the Right Honorable Richard, Lord Viscount Howe, of the Kingdom of Ireland, and to his Excellency the Honorable William Howe, Esquire ... The humble representation and petition of the freeholders and inhabitants of Queen's County, on the Isla

By His Excellency William Howe, Major General. &c. &c. &c. As linnen and woolen goods are articles much wanted by the rebels, and would aid and assist them in their rebellion, the commander in chief expects that all good subjects will use their

In the House of representatives, January 16, 1776. The committee appointed to consider what further measures are necessary to be taken for furnishing hay for the army reported … William Cooper, speaker pro tem. In Council January 20, 1776. Read

The speech of William Tr[yo]n, Esq; who was executed on Thursday the 18th of March, 1776. Rebels and traitors behold me now, and take warning by this my deserved death.--- Had I but have tarried in my native country, when there last, I might, fo

A plan of that part of the Rosalij Estate called Rosalij Valley, the property of His Excellcy. Charles O'Harra, The Honorable Leiut. Governor William Stuart, James Clarke and Robert & Phillip Browne, Esqrs., situate at Rosalij in the parish St. David, Dominica.

A survey of Frog's Neck and the rout[e] of the British Army to the 24th of October 1776, under the command of His Excellency the Honorable William Howe, General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, &ca, &ca, &ca.

William Fleming to Thomas Jefferson, June 22, 1776, Comment on Proceedings of the Virginia House Committee to Prepare "A Plan of Government"

John Page to Thomas Jefferson, April 6, 1776, Recommendations for James McClurg and William Grayson

A map of the Province of New-York reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General & Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New Jersey.

A plan of the operations of the King's army under the command of General Sir William Howe, K.B. in New York and east New Jersey, against the American forces commanded by General Washington from the 12th of October to the 28th of November 1776, wherein is particularly distinguished the engagement on the White Plains the 28th of October.

By Richard Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland and William Howe, Esq; General of His Majesty's Forces in America, the King's Commissioners for restoring peace to His Majesty's Colonies and plantations in North-America, &c. &c. &c. Declaratio

A plan of that part of the Rosalij Estate call'd the Retreat, the property of His Excellency Charles O'Harra, the Honorable Lieutenant Governor William Stuart, James Clarke and Robert & Phill. Browne, Esqrs., situate at Rosalij in the parish of St. David, Dominica.

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr. Captain General & Governor of the same,

A plan of that part of the Rosalij Estate call'd New-Found-Land, the property of His Excellcy. Chas. O'Harra, the Hon. Lt. Gov. Wm. Stuart, James Clarke & Rob. & Phill. Browne, Esqrs., situate at Rosalij in the parish of St. David, Dominica.

A plan of that part of the Rosalij Estate called the Grand Fonds, the property of His Excellency Charles O'Harra, the Honble. Leiut. Gov. William Stuart, James Clarke & Robt. & Phill. Browne, Esqrs., situate at Rosalij in the parish of St. David, Dominica.

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation. Whereas unrestrained liberty of landing or bringing into this Cityrum, brandy and other spirituous liquors, for sale, may be attended with

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitants may purchase the enumerated articles, mentioned in the proclamation of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief. &C. &c. &c ... By order of His

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c &c Proclamation [That punishment will be inflicted on anyone taking property unwarrantedly, offering it for sale or purchasing from soldiers] Given under my h

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Requiring all persons who are or have been aiding the rebellion in Pennsylvania to take the oath of allegiance before the 25th day of Octo

Declaration by Sir William Howe, Commander in Chief of the British forces. Sir William regrets the calamities .... August 27, 1777.

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation. Whereas unrestrained liberty of landing or bringing into this Cityrum, brandy and other spirituous liquors, for sale, may be attended with

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c &c Proclamation [That punishment will be inflicted on anyone taking property unwarrantedly, offering it for sale or purchasing from soldiers] Given under my h

Thomas Jefferson, October 20, 1777, Notes on Virginia Committee on Laws; William Phillips letter of April 12, 1779

Battle of Brandywine, 11th Septr. 1777, in which the rebels were defeated by the army under the command of General Sir William Howe.

A plan of the attacks against Fort Miflin on Mud Island which surrendered 16th, November 1777 to the Kings troops under the command of the honorable Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief &c., &c.

A plan of the operations of the King's army under the command of General Sr. William Howe, K.B. in New York and east New Jersey against the American forces commanded by General Washington from the 12th. of October, to the 28th. of November 1776, wherein is particularly distinguished the engagement on the White Plains, the 28th. of October.

Philadelphia, December 8, 1777. Regulations under which the inhabitants may purchase the enumerated articles, mentioned in the proclamation of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief. &C. &c. &c ... By order of His

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the several works constructed by His Majesty's troops, under the command of Sir William Howe, since their possession of that city 26th. September 1777, comprehending likewise the attacks against Fort Mifflin on Mud Island, and until it's reduction, 16th November 1777.

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Requiring all persons who are or have been aiding the rebellion in Pennsylvania to take the oath of allegiance before the 25th day of Octo

A sketch of the operations of His Majesty's fleet and army under the command of Vice Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Genl. Sr. Wm. Howe, K.B., in 1776.

A map of the inhabited part of Canada ... with the frontiers of New York and New England ... by Claude Joseph Sauthier / engraved by Wm. Faden, 1777.

The province of New Jersey, divided into east and west, commonly called the Jerseys / engraved & published by Wm. Faden.