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[Scene from the life of Catherine of Siena]

[Scene from the life of Catherine of Siena]

Illus. in: Caterina da Siena, Saint, Legend, Hier beghint die legede va Sinte Katherina vander Seyn, [Tantwerpen, Gheprent bi H. Eckert, van Hombroch, 1509. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record cont... More

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations showing medical scenes from life of Galen, physician to Marcus Aurelius]

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations...

Illus. in: Extra ordinem classium libri / Galenus. Veneti : Apud Haeredes L. Luntae, 1541. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 129.

Vie de Bonaparte, premier Consul de la République française / dessiné par Nodet ; gravé par Le Beau.

Vie de Bonaparte, premier Consul de la République française / dessiné ...

Print shows twenty-four numbered scenes depicting events in the life of Napoleon I. Scene number two shows Napoleon with his sword endeavoring to cut a hole in a balloon in which he was not allowed to ascend. ... More

Biography of Abraham Lincoln, Portrait Print

Biography of Abraham Lincoln, Portrait Print

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Hageboeck, A.

[Title page of M.L. Weems, The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Houourable to Himself and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen, 1809]

[Title page of M.L. Weems, The Life of George Washington; with Curious...

No reference copy. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; RBD; BI WORKS; Biogr.; Shelf. Sources checked: OCat. RETRO. Weems, Mason Locke, 1759-1825; ALA 1760.

The life of William-Cobbett, --written by himself. No. 8, British Cartoon Print

The life of William-Cobbett, --written by himself. No. 8, British Cart...

Cobbett surrounded by flames and beset by ghosts, starts back in his chair, overturning his writing-table and dropping his pen... (Source: George) This record contains unverified data from George. Catalogue of ... More

Proposals for publishing by subscription the life of Major General Andrew Jackson, comprising a full history of the late war in the south, from the commencement of the hostilities with the Creek Indians, to the defeat of the British before New O

Proposals for publishing by subscription the life of Major General And...

On verso: 2-90.244.20. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 174, Folder 4a.

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Delaplaine, July 26, 1816, with Extracts of Washington, Burwell, and Tatham Letters, Diary Extracts, and Peyton Randolph Biography

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Delaplaine, July 26, 1816, with Extracts of...

with Extracts of Washington, Burwell, and Tatham Letters, Diary Extracts, and Peyton Randolph Biography

Vignettes in the life of General William Henry Harrison, printed in German

Vignettes in the life of General William Henry Harrison, printed in Ge...

Reference copy may be in PRES FILE. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Broadsides; Pres. contests; Pres. I.; Shelf.

Sketch of Life of Carrie Chapman Catt

Sketch of Life of Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt biographical sketch and drawing

Sketch of Life of Carrie Chapman Catt; page 2

Sketch of Life of Carrie Chapman Catt; page 2

Carrie Chapman Catt biographical sketch and drawing

Life of Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst the Great Suffragette

Life of Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst the Great Suffragette

Emmeline Pankhurst biographical sketch, radical roots, party affiliations, suffrage activities; militant actions and imprisonment.

Band-wagon biography / McCutcheon.

Band-wagon biography / McCutcheon.

Illustration shows a four panel cartoon depicting four stages in a man's life, first as a child he laughs at the idea "that women had a right to vote", later as a college student he "denounced Susan B. Anthony"... More

Roosevelt, friend of the birds [1] /

Roosevelt, friend of the birds [1] /

A narrative of TR's role in bird preservation which includes factual footage taken on his visit under the auspices of the National Audubon Society to bird sanctuary islands off the coast of Louisiana, June 1915... More

Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940

Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940

Lomax asks for report on the present status of the Woody Guthrie songbook, supposedly in preparation. External display permitted by Guthrie family

The Coolidge legacy /

The Coolidge legacy /

Cyrilla Barr. (statement of responsibility) 0844409170 (isbn)

C'est le temps d'en parler : l'histoire de Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle

C'est le temps d'en parler : l'histoire de Marie-Louise Bouchard Label...

Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index. Title from Athabasca University Press website ; viewed on 2019-05-06

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 72 Goff A-1399 Hain 2146 = 16108 Copinger 3350 (variation) BM 15th cent., II, p. 530 (IB.9249) GW 3084 LC copy: original stamped hal... More

Von den erlychten Frouen

Von den erlychten Frouen

Translated by Heinrich Steinhöwel. Rosenwald 128 Goff B-722 Hain-Copinger 3336 GW 4488 LC copy has hand-colored illus. Provenance inscriptions on t.p. Old tooled leather over boards; clasp broken.

Von der Kinthait vnsers Herr Ihesu Cristi genant Vita Cristi

Von der Kinthait vnsers Herr Ihesu Cristi genant Vita Cristi

Rosenwald 153 Goff E-17 Hain 4060 GW 9251 Schramm, IV, p. 46, 52, and illus. (variations) Includes Von den heyligen drey Künig, by Joannes of Hildesheim (leaves ciii-cxxxvi). LC copy: illus. hand-colored. Insc... More

Le liure de Jehan Bocasse de la louenge et vertu des nobles et cleres dames,

Le liure de Jehan Bocasse de la louenge et vertu des nobles et cleres ...

Goff B-719 Hain-Copinger 3337 BM 15th cent., VIII, p. 79 (IB.41132a) GW 4490 (variation) Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 418 LC copy: old stamped morocco, with leaves of contemporary books... More

Jiajing si shi san nian Zhejiang xiang shi : bu fen juan : Liang Zhuchen, Li Lianfang zhu shi

Jiajing si shi san nian Zhejiang xiang shi : bu fen juan : Liang Zhuch...

Record of the Imperial Examination in Zhejiang Province in the year 1564; Liang Zhuchen and Li Liaofang were the Examination Masters; preface by Liang, postscript by Li. In case. Also available in digital form ... More

A discourse in commendation of the valiant as vertuous minded gentleman, Maister Frauncis Drake, with a reioysing of his happy aduentures

A discourse in commendation of the valiant as vertuous minded gentlema...

STC 3646.5 Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, no. 17 First ed. and only copy known. Described in H.P. Kraus. Sir Francis Drake; a pictorial biography, 1970, p. 82 and p. 197, no. 17. Also available in digital form ... More

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D.LXXXV. : Quâ vrbes, Fanum D. Iacobi, D. Dominici, D. Augustini & Carthagena, captae fuêre. Additis passim regionum locorúmque omnium tabulis geographicis quàm accuratissimis

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D....

Translation of A summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. "First Latin edition ... The text is somewhat abridged from the original English version, which was published ... in the fo... More

A svmmarie and trve discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. Wherein were taken, the townes of Saint Iago, Sancto Domingo, Cartegena, and Saint Augustine

A svmmarie and trve discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage...

"Begun by Captaine Bigges, who ended his life in the said voyage ... afterwards finished (as I thinke) by his Lieutenant Maister Croftes or some other."--Dedication by T. Cates (i.e. Thomas Gates). "The second ... More

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta libro, altra volt...

Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by G... More

Das VII Theil America. Warhafftige vnd liebliche Beschreibung etlicher fürnemmen indianischen Landschafften vnd Insulen, die ... erstlich in der Schiffahrt Vlrici Schmidts ... erkündigt, vnd von jhm selber ... beschrieben ..

Das VII Theil America. Warhafftige vnd liebliche Beschreibung etlicher...

Title printed within engr. border used for Latin editions of America, pt. 3 and pt. 7. Third ed., 1st issue. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 192. Without the 3 numb. plates intended to illust... More

Filipe Segvndo, Rey de España

Filipe Segvndo, Rey de España

Illustrated t.p., engr. by P. Perret, 1619. Imprint from colophon. Part 1 (1527-1583) of the work; no more published in this ed. Gift of Hans P. and Hanni Kraus. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, no. 37 Palau y Du... More

Le voyage cvrievx, faict avtovr du monde,

Le voyage cvrievx, faict avtovr du monde,

The 1st part is a translation, by F. de Louvencourt, sieur de Vauchelles, of The famous voyage of Sir Francis Drake into the South Sea (as published in R. Hakluyt. The principall navigations ... 1589) It was pu... More

Kitāb-i Majālis al-muʼminīn

Kitāb-i Majālis al-muʼminīn

Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Written by Ibn Murād al-Ḥusaynī Muḥammad Zamān. Probably written in Iran. Paper; unpolished, slightly yellowed cream color laid paper with horizontal laid lines and no v... More

Kangxi shi er nian jin shi deng ke lu : bu fen juan

Kangxi shi er nian jin shi deng ke lu : bu fen juan

Text includes biographical information about people who passed the Imperial Examination; articles written by the successful candidates; memorials to the throne, presented by the ministers such as Ha'erhaqi; and... More

Kangxi er shi jiu nian Shanxi xiang shi : bu fen juan

Kangxi er shi jiu nian Shanxi xiang shi : bu fen juan

Record of the National Examination in Shanxi Province in the year 1680; preface by Wang Xiangling; postscript by Qian Shaolong; Sa Bitu was the Examination Master. Title from colophon. In case. Also available i... More

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, ...

Par Mr. Feuillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Trattato del ballo nobile

Trattato del ballo nobile

di Giambatista Dufort, indirizzato all' eccellenza delle signore dame, e de' signori cavalieri napoletani. (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page... More

Carlo Magno. Libretto. Italian

Carlo Magno. Libretto. Italian

In three acts followed by "Machina che termina il dramma," p. 61-64. "Compositore della musica, Giovanni Costanzi romano maestro di cappella del signor cardinale Otthoboni. Inventore delle scene, il cavalier Ni... More

Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah)

Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah)

Historical study of Iran and Afghanistan during the reign of Nādir Shāh, 1688-1747. Manuscript. Persian. Title from frontispiece. "The manuscript WAQA-I-NADIRI contains memoirs of Nadir Shah compiled by Moham... More

Tārīkh-i Nādirī - Persian manuscript

Tārīkh-i Nādirī - Persian manuscript

Manuscript is incomplete; text breaks off abruptly at second word of line 5, leaf 257a. Manuscript. Persian Title from frontispiece. Former owner's bookplate pasted inside front cover, "Thomas Munro, 23." Place... More

Majālis al-muʼminīn - Persian manuscript

Majālis al-muʼminīn - Persian manuscript

Manuscript. Persian Title from fol. 2a. Scribe not identified. Written in Iran? Paper; unpolished cream color paper with not visible watermarks; text of fol. 1b-3a enclosed in ruled border of blue and gold, res... More

A token for children : being an exact account of the conversion, holy and exemplary lives, and joyful deaths of several young children

A token for children : being an exact account of the conversion, holy ...

"Preserved and published for the encouragement of piety in other children. With new additions." A token for the children of New England is by Cotton Mather. First published in England, 1671-1672. Became the m... More

Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo

Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo

di Gennaro Magri ... (statement of responsibility) The engraved plates consist of diagrammed dances, most with accompanying dance music, which was composed by Magri, De Dominicis, Di Gennaro, Giuliano, A. Monto... More

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus ...

Plates engraved by Cornelius Tiebout. Signatures: [A]⁴ B-R⁶ S² ²B-R⁶. Vol. 1: [8], 194 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 2: [2], 192 p., [1] folded leaf of plates. Evans 23353 List of subscribers: v. 1, p. [5-8], 1st ... More

Copy of a letter from Benjamin Banneker to the secretary of state, with his answer

Copy of a letter from Benjamin Banneker to the secretary of state, wit...

Letter to Thomas Jefferson, transmitting a copy of the writer's almanac and discussing the subject of slavery. Signatures: [A]² B-D². Evans 24073 Jefferson's reply, dated August 30, 1791: p. 11-12. Account of t... More

A vindication of Mr. Randolph's resignation

A vindication of Mr. Randolph's resignation

First impression contains errata statement indicating errors in "a few copies". Second impression contains additional extract of letter from Mr. Randolph to the printer regarding errata. Cf. Evans. Signatures: ... More

Ātashkadah - Persian manuscript

Ātashkadah - Persian manuscript

Biographical dictionary of Persian poets with extensive excerpts from their works. Manuscript. Persian Title supplied by cataloger. Scribe not indicated. Date on lower left corner of fol. 240b: "1210". Probably... More

ʻAlāmgīrnāmah - Persian manuscript

ʻAlāmgīrnāmah - Persian manuscript

History of the first ten years ofAurangzeb. Manuscript. Persian. Title from 1a. Name of scribe not indicated. Name of former owner, "A.G. Ellis 19.5.27" on frontispiece. Written in India. Paper; varying cream t... More

Shāh Jihān - Persian manuscript

Shāh Jihān - Persian manuscript

Biography of the Mogul Emperor Shahjahan. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container; label and pencilled information in manuscript erroneously identifies the work as the Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī. Name of scribe... More

The life of George Washington : with curious anecdotes, equally honourable to himself and exemplary to his young countrymen

The life of George Washington : with curious anecdotes, equally honour...

Shaw & Shoemaker 16702 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 40-44 LC copy has inscription: John Barton's book, 1810. LAC ecr 2019-04-25 no edits (1 card)