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A description of the situation and plan of the city of Washington : now building for the metropolis of America, and established as the permanent residence of Congress after the year 1800 /

A description of the situation and plan of the city of Washington : no...

Text only; does not include map. "London, York Hotel, Bridge-street, Black-friars, March 12, 1793." LC copy fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ... More

Navegación de las corvetas de S.M. Descuvierta y Atrevida sovre la costa Patagonica, año d. 1789 /

Navegación de las corvetas de S.M. Descuvierta y Atrevida sovre la cos...

Shows route of the voyage along the coast of Argentina between 35⁰S and 48⁰S (Río de la Plata and Cabo Blanco), including daily positions. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Cádiz. Oriented with north t... More

Notes on public subjects made during a tour in the United States and in Canada /

Notes on public subjects made during a tour in the United States and i...

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Notes on public subjects made during a tour in the United States and in Canada /

Notes on public subjects made during a tour in the United States and i...

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Our whole country; or, The past and present of the United States, historical and descriptive. In two volumes, containing the general and local histories and descriptions of each of the states, territories, cities, and towns of the Union; also biographical sketches of distinguished persons ... Illustrated by six hundred engravings ... almost wholly from drawings taken on the spot by the authors, the entire work being on their part the result of over 16,000 miles of travel and four years of labor.

Our whole country; or, The past and present of the United States, hist...

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The mountains of California

The mountains of California

Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After... More

Lourdes, transport de malades, I /

Lourdes, transport de malades, I /

Patients are conveyed in carriages toward the shrine in Lourdes.

Lourdes, procession, I /

Lourdes, procession, I /

People carry candles in a procession in Lourdes.

Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I /

Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I /

Presents views of a parade in Montreux, including carts and donkeys covered with flowers, horsedrawn floats, bicycles, and people in native dress.

Lourdes, sortie de l'église du Rosaire /

Lourdes, sortie de l'église du Rosaire /

People come out the doors and down the steps of the Church of the Rosary in Lourdes.

Journal of a tour in the United States, Canada and Mexico /

Journal of a tour in the United States, Canada and Mexico /

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Lourdes, procession, III /

Lourdes, procession, III /

People carry candles in a procession in Lourdes.

Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, III /

Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, III /

Presents views of a parade in Montreux, including carts and donkeys covered with flowers, horsedrawn floats, bicycles, and people in native dress.

Lourdes, procession, II /

Lourdes, procession, II /

People carry candles in a procession in Lourdes.

Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar /

Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar /

War hero Adm. George Dewey, famous for his victory at Manila Bay early in the war, was filmed during his trip back to the United States at Gibraltar in early September 1899. 62823 U.S. Copyright Office Copyrigh... More

Dr. William Gorgas /

Dr. William Gorgas /

Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal (1904-1913) and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a building; location of thi... More

Fête des fleurs, I /

Fête des fleurs, I /

Presents views of a parade in Saigon with flower-covered carriages and floats.

Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec /

"Quebec Winter Carnival series: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the can... More

Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

Duke of York at Montreal and Quebec /

"This film shows the citation, presentation, and dedication of a bridge by the Duke of York, later King of England and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth. Many high-ranking military officials of both England and Ca... More

The Forbidden City, Pekin

The Forbidden City, Pekin

Views of the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking, China: camera, probably located atop the Meridian Gate (Wu Men) pans from the east, past the Gate of Great Harmony (T'ai Ho Men) with the Hall of Supreme H... More

A romance of the rail /

A romance of the rail /

From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival ... More

Early western travels, 1748-1846 : a series of annotated reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel : descriptive of the aborigines and social and economic conditions in the middle and far West, during the period of early American settlement /

Early western travels, 1748-1846 : a series of annotated reprints of s...

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TR's return to New York, 1910 [1].

TR's return to New York, 1910 [1].

On June 18, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt returned to New York City after a fifteen-month tour abroad, having travelled through Africa and western Europe. An elaborate city celebration drawing a million people marke... More

TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

While returning from Africa in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt visited many European countries, including Denmark, May 2-3, and Norway, May 4-6. Roosevelt, King Haakon, Edith Roosevelt, Queen Maud, Ethel Roosevelt, Ke... More

On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France /

On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France /

A travelog of the frontier dividing France and Spain, with views of the Hendaye Coast, France; the village of Fontarabia, Spain; Saint Marie Gate at Fontarabia; a shopping center; homes of fishermen; the fronti... More

TR [in Louisiana], 1915 [4] /

TR [in Louisiana], 1915 [4] /

Views of TR walking on beach; holding his hat, TR stands near bushes on an island and follows the flight of birds. Film photographed by Herbert K. Job of the National Audubon Society, on an expedition with TR t... 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

The River of Doubt [2] /

The River of Doubt [2] /

Film is Roosevelt Memorial Association compilation of footage from TR's 1913-1914 trip to South America during which he combined a series of lectures with an expedition in the Amazon Valley of Brazil to collect... More

Mary Pickford and the Coquette contest winners

Mary Pickford and the Coquette contest winners

A film featuring the 25 "Coquette girls", winners of a contest conducted as a sales promotion for Mary Pickford's first sound film, Coquette. Newspapers such as the Washington evening star, the New Haven regist... More

Land of the free

Land of the free

Presents the panoply of American history, the richness of American human and natural resources, and the greatness of American freedoms. Reviews the country's industrial and agriculture wealth and relates the st... More

Manchukuo

Manchukuo

Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life... More

Chong bian shi Liuqiu lu : er juan

Chong bian shi Liuqiu lu : er juan

According to volume 223 of "Ming shi" (History of the Ming Dynasty), Guo Rulin and Li Jichun wished to appoint Shangyuan to be King of the Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands in 1557; however, they were prevented from doin... More

Gu jin you ming shan ji : shi qi juan, zong lu san juan

Gu jin you ming shan ji : shi qi juan, zong lu san juan

In 2 cases. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 原題:「括蒼何鏜振卿甫編輯, 廬陵吳炳用晦甫校正」. 按是書卷四卷十又各分上下卷, 總錄分勝紀名言類攷三目. 黃佐(序)嘉靖四十二年 (1563), 吳炳(序), 王世貞(序), 王穉登(序), 自序: 嘉靖四十四年 (1565). 框20 x 14公分, 1... More

Discovrs et histoire veritable des navigations, peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Tvrqvie

Discovrs et histoire veritable des navigations, peregrinations et voya...

Originally published in Lyon, 1567, under title: Les quatre premiers livres des navigations et peregrinations orientales. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1207 Also available in digital for... More

Ephemeris expeditionis Norreysij & Draki in Lusitaniam

Ephemeris expeditionis Norreysij & Draki in Lusitaniam

"First edition. One of the most important original sources for the history of the Drake-Norris attack upon Spain and Portugal in 1589 ... It is a diary of the events of that expedition, from March 15 to July 3.... More

Bei yue miao ji : shi juan

Bei yue miao ji : shi juan

In case. Also available in digital form. 原題:「明賜進士第巡按直隸監察御史扶溝何出光裁撰,直隸廣平府同知吳邑魏學禮編述」,蓋即學禮所撰也。大抵就皇甫澤本而擴充之,然較皇甫本,位加詳盡。是書似刻成於萬曆十八年,而卷內有記三十三年事者,則後來補版也。陳口序 萬曆十八年 (1590). 框23.2 x 16.6公分, 9行20字, 白口, 四周雙邊, 單黑魚尾, 版心上鐫書名, 中... More

Americae nona & postrema pars. Qva de ratione elementorvm: de Novi Orbis natvra: de hvivs incolarvm svperstitiosis cultibus: déq; forma politiae ac reipubl. ipsorum ... pertractatur ... His accessit designatio illivs navigationis, qvam 5 naues Hollandicae anno 1598, per Fretum Magellanum ... tentarunt: quomodo ... capitaneus Sebalt de Weert ... postquam plurimis mensibus in Freto ... miserè iactatus fuisset ... an. 1600 domum reuersus sit [per Bernhardvm Jansz.] Addita est tertio navigatio recens, qvam 4 navivm praefectus Olevier à Noort ... suscepit ... Omnia è Germanico Latinitate donata, & figuris aeneis coornata editaq́;

Americae nona & postrema pars. Qva de ratione elementorvm: de Novi Orb...

Pts. 2, 3, and illus. have also special title pages. The 1st pt., De Novi Orbis natura, is by José de Acosta. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 168. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, no... More

Dritte Buch Americae, darinn Brasilia durch Johann Staden auss eigener Erfahrung in teutsch beschrieben

Dritte Buch Americae, darinn Brasilia durch Johann Staden auss eigener...

Title printed within same engr. border as used for 1st ed. Special t.p. for Léry's account in letterpress, with no border. Second ed. Cf. Church, 182; p. [8] (1st group) and p. [32] (3d group) blank; illus. on... More

Jinling tu yong : yi juan, fu Jin ling gu jin tu kao yi juan, Ya you bian yi juan

Jinling tu yong : yi juan, fu Jin ling gu jin tu kao yi juan, Ya you b...

In case. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift in memory of Nelson Trusler Johnson October 18, 1954. 明天啟間刻本 四周單欄 白口 黑單魚尾 匡高21.2寬14.4公分. 九行二十字. Nine lines, with twenty characte... More

Yunnan bian qing ji : bu fen juan

Yunnan bian qing ji : bu fen juan

Historic records of Yunnan Sheng, and maps and descriptions of Burma (Myanmar). Ms. Title from label on case. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. October 30, 1939 568236. 清稿本 無版匡... More

Miao fan tu : bu fen juan

Miao fan tu : bu fen juan

Concerns the aboriginal life of the Miao People; in volume 1, color paintings on the right leaf, annotation of local customs on the left leaf; in volume 2, color paintings without annotation. Ms. Title from lab... More

Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of the several nations for the space of six hundred miles up the River Gambia; their trade, habits, customs, language, manners, religion and government; the power, disposition and characters of some negro princes; with a particular account of Job Ben Solomon ... To which is added, Capt. Stibbs's voyage up the Gambia in the year 1723, to make discoveries; with an accurate map of that river taken on the spot: and many other copper plates. Also extracts from the Nubian's geography, Leo the African, and other authors antient and modern, concerning the Niger, Nile, or Gambia, and observations thereon

Travels into the inland parts of Africa: containing a description of t...

ESTC T131766 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-20

Xiyu ji shi : bu fen juan

Xiyu ji shi : bu fen juan

Concerns customs of residents and military deployment in what is now the Xinjiang Region; preface dated December 1777; preserved by the Military Government of Kuche (Kuqa). Manuscript. Title from the author's p... More

Xiyu suo tan : bu fen juan

Xiyu suo tan : bu fen juan

Concerns customs of residents and military deployment in what is now the Xinjiang Region; preface dated January 1778; preserved by the Military Government of Kuche (Kuqa). Manuscript. Title from the author's pr... More

Miao Man tu ce ye : bu fen juan

Miao Man tu ce ye : bu fen juan

Preface by Fangting says that the work was initiated when he began his duties as an official in Qian (Guizhou) in the year 1784; color paintings on the right leaf, annotation of local customs on the left leaf; ... More

Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, east & west Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the country of the Chactaws : containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions, together with observations on the manners of the Indians : embellished with copper-plates

Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, east & west Florida, ...

Signatures: [a]⁴ b-d⁴ e² B-3P⁴ [3Q]⁴ 3R-3U⁴ 3X² (e2 and 3X2 blank). Evans 23159 Sabin 3870 ESTC (RLIN) W29561 "An account of the persons, manners, customs, and government of the Muscogulges or Creeks, Cherokees... More

William Perry sea journals,

William Perry sea journals,

Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage fr... More

The journal of Andrew Ellicott : late commissioner on behalf of the United States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part of the year 1800, for determining the boundary between the United States and the possessions of His Catholic Majesty in America, containing occasional remarks on the situation, soil, rivers, natural productions, and diseases of the different countries on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Golf of Mexico, with six maps comprehending the Ohio, the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio to the Gulf of Mexico, the whole of West Florida, and part of East Florida. To wich is added an appendix, containing all the astronomical observations made use of for determining the boundary ... likewise a great number of thermometrical observations ..

The journal of Andrew Ellicott : late commissioner on behalf of the Un...

Sabin, 22216 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LAC tnb 2019-06-04 update (2 cards)

An account of Louisiana : laid before Congress by direction of the president of the United States, November 14, 1803: comprising an account of its boundaries, history, cities, towns, and settlements ..

An account of Louisiana : laid before Congress by direction of the pre...

A compilation made by direction of President Jefferson from information furnished by Dr. John Sibley, of Natchitoches, La., and others.--cf. Jefferson's writings, ed. by P.L. Ford, v. 10, 1899, p. 338; and S.L.... More

Travels through the United States of America, in the years 1806 & 1807, and 1809, 1810, & 1811; including an account of passages betwixt America and Britain, and travels through various parts of Britain, Ireland, & Canada. With corrections and improvements till 1815. Illustrated by coloured maps and plans

Travels through the United States of America, in the years 1806 & 1807...

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A tour from the city of New-York, to Detroit, in the Michigan territory, made between the 2d of May and the 22d of September, 1818 ... The tour is accompanied with a map upon which the route will be designated; a particular map of the falls and river of Niagara, and the environs of the city of Detroit

A tour from the city of New-York, to Detroit, in the Michigan territor...

In a series of letters, William Darby (1775-1854), who describes himself as a member of the New-York Historical Society, chronicles his journey up the Hudson, across New York to Ogdensburg and Sackett's Harbor ... More

Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States : extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year 1820

Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the U...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an explorer, Indian agent, and early ethnologist of Native American culture who joined an expedition organized by Governor Cass of Michigan in 1819. Its purpose was to loc... More