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Assis, au près du toy ... à ton Art divin! / A. Watteau pinxit. ; Tardieu sculp. ; a Paris avec privillege du roy.

Assis, au près du toy ... à ton Art divin! / A. Watteau pinxit. ; Tard...

Antoine Watteau and Nicolas Tardieu in a park, one painting a picture of a statue of nude woman, the other playing a stringed instrument; and poem to Watteau below image.

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the manner of performing all steps in ball dancing is made easy by a new and familiar method. In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates.

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the mann...

This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Es... more

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manner of performing the steps is made easy by a new and familiar method:

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manne...

The title page indicates the book was completed in 1724. However, the cost of the thirty-five full-page plates precluded publication until 1735. In this treatise of two parts, Tomlinson (c. 1690-1753?) sets for... more

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ...

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differen...

Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth... more

A representation of the sugar-cane and the art of making sugar

A representation of the sugar-cane and the art of making sugar

Print shows sugarcane processing, probably in the West Indies, with a white overseer directing Natives at a press(?) and boiling operation.

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

This instructional manual describes Baroque dance steps and their correlation with music using the notation system published by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. Additionally, the manual contains information on the... more

Jos. de Montgolfier, chevalier de l'ordre de St. Michel, inventeur de l'art ae̋rostatique / Binet, del., ; Le Beau, sculp.

Jos. de Montgolfier, chevalier de l'ordre de St. Michel, inventeur de ...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist, Joseph Montgolfier.

A Etienne de Montgolfier, cooperateur et inventeur de l'art aérostatique / Binet, del., ; Le Beau, sculp.

A Etienne de Montgolfier, cooperateur et inventeur de l'art aérostatiq...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist, Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier.

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

In part one of this treatise, Bacquoy-Guédon (fl. 1780) presents a short history of dance as well as arguments in favor of dancing. The focus of this section is devoted to performance of contredanses and minue... more

How fair and how pleasant art thou, o love, for delights!

How fair and how pleasant art thou, o love, for delights!

Woman standing, full length in front of fountain.

Titianus redivivus;-or-the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle ; a scene in the Academic Grove, No. 1 / Js. Gy., invt. & fect.

Titianus redivivus;-or-the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian ...

Allegorical British satire on the 'Venetian secret', or the secret of Titian's coloring, which Mary Ann Provis discovered, showing woman painting a goblin-like bearded figure intended as Titian, above group of ... more

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice of dancing ... Intended as hints to the young teachers of the art of dancing.

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to th...

This manual begins with a discussion on the importance of dance for youth and outlines the origins of dance. Although much of the historical and theoretical text is borrowed from other dance writers--notably Gi... more

The theatrical bubble;--being a new specimen of the astonishing powers of the great politico - Punchinello, in the art of dramatic puffing / Js. Gillray, invt.

The theatrical bubble;--being a new specimen of the astonishing powers...

"Sheridan, as Punch, grotesquely caricatured, stands on a platform, above the heads of a cheering crowd, blowing soap-bubbles..." (Source: George)

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite and fashionable circles: also rules of deportment and descriptions of manners of civility, appertaining to that art: from the French of J. H. G. ...

Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite a...

A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la danse (Paris, 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of steps and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dan... more

Reed and Stiles will execute bank notes and engraving of all kinds, in such a manner, and on such terms, as they think will give universal satisfaction. Orders thankfully received

Reed and Stiles will execute bank notes and engraving of all kinds, in...

Print shows an advertisement in the form of bank notes in the denominations of 2 and 3 advertising Reed and Stiles engraving and copperplate printing firm in Hartford and East Windsor, Connecticut. At the top o... more

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille.

Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal fi...

One of the most important manuals devoted to the performance of early nineteenth-century quadrilles, Strathy divides this manual into two parts. Part one is an extensive treatment of exercises for the improveme... more

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times ... /

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory an...

This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section dev... more

Right Revd. Wm. White D.D.--Specimen of the new art of plumbeotyping, or transferring daguerreotypes to paper

Right Revd. Wm. White D.D.--Specimen of the new art of plumbeotyping, ...

William White, half-length portrait, facing slightly left.

Powell's art of dancing; or, Dancing made easy. For the use of schools.

Powell's art of dancing; or, Dancing made easy. For the use of schools...

In an attempt to inspire his readers who were located far from the United States' urban, eastern cultural centers, Powell notes that dance "has not improved, except in the larger cities." Of primary interest is... more

Voyage of life - childhood The original painting distributed by the American Art Union in 1848 / / painted by Thomas Cole ; engraved by M. Enzing-Müller.

Voyage of life - childhood The original painting distributed by the Am...

Print showing allegorical scene in a landscape with a child in a boat with an angel at the helm.

Art Egyptien. Stele Musée du Louvre / A.G. phot.

Art Egyptien. Stele Musée du Louvre / A.G. phot.

Bas-relief and hieroglyphics on an arched stele two with eyes of Horus on top.

L. R. Fenton, 2nd Michigan Cavalry / From Geer's Art Gallery, Jackson, Mich.

L. R. Fenton, 2nd Michigan Cavalry / From Geer's Art Gallery, Jackson,...

Photograph shows portrait of Lieutenant Lewis R. Fenton of Co. E, 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment, in uniform.

Col. A. J. Potter / Brand's Ar[t Gal]lery, No. [108 Lake Street, Chicago, I]ll.
Kane, Warren & Gay / H. B. Hillyer's Art Rooms, Austin, Texas.

Kane, Warren & Gay / H. B. Hillyer's Art Rooms, Austin, Texas.

Photograph shows three men, two in civilian dress and one in military uniform.

Studying the art of war / Alex. Gardner, photographer.

Studying the art of war / Alex. Gardner, photographer.

Photograph showing a group of officers at Fairfax courthouse including: Major Ludlow, Lt. Rosencranz, Count Zeppalin, Lt. Colonel Dickinson, and Ulric Dahlgren.

Benjamin Franklin, Supt. P.N.D.A., Phila. Pa., 1873-1878 Formerly Chief of Detectives, Phila. Police Dept. / / W. L. Germon's Temple of Art, 914 Arch St., Philadelphia.

Benjamin Franklin, Supt. P.N.D.A., Phila. Pa., 1873-1878 Formerly Chie...

Photograph shows portrait of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency superintendant and former chief of detectives at the Philadelphia Police Department.

Georgievskie kavalery i nagrazhdennye zolotym oruzhiem. Za vziatie g: Tashkenda. 18-go Iiunia, 1865 g. Podp. Art. N. A. Ivanov

Georgievskie kavalery i nagrazhdennye zolotym oruzhiem. Za vziatie g: ...

Photograph is misidentified. Due to the medals and uniform, the man depicted is probably an officer.

William Sooy Smith--Chicago, Ill. / Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus, O[hio].

William Sooy Smith--Chicago, Ill. / Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus, O[h...

William Sooy Smith, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing ...

The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing .....

Reilley's work is a typical example of dance manuals published during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Whereas previous manuals often had many pages devoted to etiquette and deportment, Reilley devot... more

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected, with examples.

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged...

This manual contains instructions for twelve steps that, according to the author, can be learned by practicing two hours a day. Libretti and music are provided for three musical comedy sketches that require clog dancing.

Art gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, 1876. Philadelphia