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Topic: frontispieces

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[Garden with people and apparatus for distilling a plant's medicinal essences]

[Garden with people and apparatus for distilling a plant's medicinal e...

Frontispiece in: Kleines Distillierbuch / Hieronymous Brunschig. Strassburg : J. Gruniger, 1500. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 179.

[Sickbed with pox victim and text with decorated initials]

[Sickbed with pox victim and text with decorated initials]

Frontispiece and text in: Een excellent tracktaet leerende hoemen alle ghebreken der pocken sal moghen ghensen / Paracelsus. Thantwerpen : Thantwerpen : Gheprint by J. Poelants, 1553. Published in: The traditio... more

Triplicus visus, directi, reflexi & refracti, de quo optica disputat, argumenta

Triplicus visus, directi, reflexi & refracti, de quo optica disputat, ...

Illustration showing aspects of optics: Battle scene with Archimedes' mirrors using sun to defend city of Syracuse against sailing ships, a rainbow, elephants crossing long bridge drawn in perspective, nude man... more

[Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Copernicus discussing matters of astronomy beneath Medici family ducal crown and banner] / Stefan Della Bella, F.

[Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Copernicus discussing matters of astronomy be...

Frontispiece in: Dialogo ... sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo tolemaico, e coprenicano / Galileo Galilei. Fiorenza : G.B. Landini, 1632. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washingto... more

Illmo. D.D. Rogerio du Plesseis Dno. de Liancourt Marchioni de Montfort ... Segmenta nobilium signorum e[t] statuaru[m] quae Temporis dentem inuidium evasere, Vrbis Aeternae ruinis erepta typis aeneis ab se commissa, perpetuae uenerationis monumentum Franciscus Perrier d[at] d[icat] d[edicat] MDCXXXVIII Romae ...

Illmo. D.D. Rogerio du Plesseis Dno. de Liancourt Marchioni de Montfor...

Frontispiece illustration shows nude elderly male angel holding scythe and appearing to eat a fragment of a sculpture as two putti stand nearby and hold a coat of arms and a snake bites its tail on the floor.

[Alchemist and assistant in laboratory, with surrounding border of birds, flowers, and insects]

[Alchemist and assistant in laboratory, with surrounding border of bir...

Chapter frontispiece in: Theatrum chemicum britannicum / Elias Ashmole. London : Printed by F. Grismund for N. Brooke, 1652. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... more

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and attendants) seated on a throne; he is pointing toward the sky where some of his astronomical discoveries are depicted]

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and at...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opere di Galileo Galilei .... Bologna : Per gli hh del Dozza, 1655-56 [v.1, 1656] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leo... more

[Frontispiece and title page for Mechanick exercises by Joseph Moxon, showing framing for a wooden building]

[Frontispiece and title page for Mechanick exercises by Joseph Moxon, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Mechanick exercises : or, the doctrine of handy-works / by Joseph Moxon. London : Printed and sold by J. Moxon, 1694, frontispiece and title page. Published in: The tr... more

[Christ standing above views of the earth showing its formation and predicting a final conflagration]

[Christ standing above views of the earth showing its formation and pr...

Frontispiece in: Telluris theoria sacra / Thomas Burnet. Amstelaedami : Apud J. Wolters, 1699. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 205.

Mutus liber, in quo tamen ...

Mutus liber, in quo tamen ...

Angels descending Jacob's ladder blowing trumpets with sleeping Jacob below. Part of a series supposedly depicting the preparation of the alchemist's philosopher's stone.

Francis Eugene, Prince of Savoy, &c. / M.V. der Gucht, fecit.

Francis Eugene, Prince of Savoy, &c. / M.V. der Gucht, fecit.

Illustration showing half-length portrait of the prince in armor, facing left.

Salzburgische emigranten

Salzburgische emigranten

Illustration showing a man and a woman, Lutheran religious refugees, fleeing Salzburg, Austria.

Multi eorum qui fuerant curiosa sectati ... / A. Faldoni, inv.

Multi eorum qui fuerant curiosa sectati ... / A. Faldoni, inv.

Voluntary burning of superstitious books at Ephesus by new converts of St. Paul.

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive branch in right hand and staff topped with liberty cap in left hand] / G.B. Cipriani inv. ; F. Bartolozzi sculp.

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Continued corruption, standing armies, and popular contents considered ... / William Bollan. London : Printed by J. Almon, 1768, frontispiece. Published in: The Americ... more

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

Print shows British troops firing on citizens in Boston.

A prospective view of the town of Boston, the capital of New-England - and the landing of --- troops in the year 1768, in consequence of letters from Gov. Bernard, the commissioners, &c. to the British ministry / P. Revere.

A prospective view of the town of Boston, the capital of New-England -...

Print shows eight British warships (numbered and identified in bottom margin) in the harbor with Boston in the background.

Hibachi o kakomu gonin no otoko

Hibachi o kakomu gonin no otoko

Print shows five men relaxing around a hibachi; a shamisen rests on a platform in a room to the rear, and a standing screen with various symbols is in the foreground. Title and other descriptive information com... more

George Whitefield, M.A. / Elisha Gallaudet sculp., N. York 1774.

George Whitefield, M.A. / Elisha Gallaudet sculp., N. York 1774.

George Whitefield, half-length portrait with hands raised, preaching in a church; portrait framed by oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Memoirs of the life of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A., late chaplain ... more

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

Print shows the interior of a temple, a Native bowing on one knee and presenting a map to a female figure (Liberty?) sitting on a throne on a pedestal and holding a long staff topped with a liberty cap; a cheru... more

A certain cabinet junto / P. Revere, sc.

A certain cabinet junto / P. Revere, sc.

Print shows King George III, speechless (his caption balloon is empty), seated on the right in a high-backed chair at a table, with Lord North seated opposite presenting a paper to the King that states "for the... more

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with three female figures, seated on the left is America, standing center, on clouds, is Peace holding an olive branch in her right hand raised toward an airy "Temple of Commerc... more

The death of Warren / M inv. ; Norman sc.

The death of Warren / M inv. ; Norman sc.

Print shows Joseph Warren on bended knee, right hand over chest, left hand on rifle for support, after being mortally wounded during the battle of Bunker Hill, three soldiers stand nearby.

America pois'd in the balance of justice

America pois'd in the balance of justice

Print shows two despondent women, possibly Britannia and America, reclining on a cliff in the rugged landscape of the new world, behind them, ships sailing toward the horizon pass a burning city, and two gods, ... more

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the burning of martyrs in Smithfield

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the...

Print shows a British minister handing a copy of the Québec Act to a kneeling bishop, George III is standing to the left, next to him is Lord Bute, with another minister and other clergymen completing the audie... more

The frontispiece shows Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and of war, ...

The frontispiece shows Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and of war, ...

Print shows Minerva, having exchanged her battle raiments for more domestic dress, nursing an infant; at her feet are an owl, a spear, and a shield which bears the likeness of a gorgon. Sitting to the right is ... more

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius of the London Magazine / desd. drawn and engraved by Bonnor.

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius o...

Print shows an allegorical scene with four female figures, representing the continents (from l. to r.) Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, approaching a seated female figure with wings writing in an open volume ... more

Freedom, peace, plenty, all in vain advance ...

Freedom, peace, plenty, all in vain advance ...

Print shows Britannia carrying a staff topped with a liberty cap and followed by attendants from a temple in the background on the right, advancing over weapons and a shield decorated with fleur-de-lis and a pa... more

View of the British fortress at Stoney-Point, stormed and carried by a party of the light corps of the American army, under the command of Gen. Wayne, on the morning of the 16th of July last

View of the British fortress at Stoney-Point, stormed and carried by a...

Print shows the British fort at Stony Point with American forces positioned for the assault. Includes legend.

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress / J. Norman sculp.

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress...

Print shows John Hancock, full-length portrait, seated facing right, with pen appears to be signing a document labeled "To the People of Ireland"; other papers on table and floor are "Resolutions of the Contine... more

The town of Falmouth, burnt, by Captain Moet, Octbr. 18th 1775

The town of Falmouth, burnt, by Captain Moet, Octbr. 18th 1775

Print shows bird's-eye view of the burning of Falmouth, Maine, by Captain Henry Mowat, whose ships, in the foreground, fire on the town.

Francis I, King of Fran[ce] / Titian, pixt ; J. Heath, sculpt.

Francis I, King of Fran[ce] / Titian, pixt ; J. Heath, sculpt.

Portrait print showing Francis I, King of France. Bust portrait, right profile in oval flanked by two knights in armor. The knight on the left, representing France, with a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis, has t... more

George Washington commander in chief of ye armies of ye United States of America / engraved by W. Sharp, from an original picture.

George Washington commander in chief of ye armies of ye United States ...

Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing military uniform; in oval with olive branch on the right, a rattlesnake and liberty cap at top, and flags and cannon bar... more

Veluti in speculum

Veluti in speculum

Print shows seven British officers admiring themselves in a mirror held up for them by a devil. The officers are, from right to left, Amherst, Murray, Burgoyne, and possibly Tarleton, Cornwallis, Clinton, and S... more

Frontispiece [Fox, Burke, and North, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, in oval]

Frontispiece [Fox, Burke, and North, head-and-shoulders portrait, faci...

Title from item. Illus. in: The beauties of Fox, North, and Burke, selected from their speeches, from the passing of the Quebec act, in the year 1774, down to the present time ... / Charles James Fox. London : ... more

Revd. Samuel Cooper D.D. / J. Norman sc.

Revd. Samuel Cooper D.D. / J. Norman sc.

Samuel Cooper, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing clerical robes.

Dr. Franklin - cœlis eripuit fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis / J. Norman sc.

Dr. Franklin - cœlis eripuit fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis / J. Norman s...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing fur cap and spectacles.

His excy. William Heath, Esqr., major general in the American army

His excy. William Heath, Esqr., major general in the American army

Print shows William Heath, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, wearing military uniform, with military encampment in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in Amer... more

Peace crowned by victory / J. Norman sc.

Peace crowned by victory / J. Norman sc.

Allegorical print shows a winged female figure carrying a plam and placing a crown on the head of a woman seated with a bowl of fruit and flowers in a sylvan setting.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in medallion.

Majr. Genl. Greene / Trenchard sculp.

Majr. Genl. Greene / Trenchard sculp.

Print shows General Nathanael Greene, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, in oval above various items symbolizing his military career. Title from item. Engrav'd for the Columbian Magazine. Illus.... more

Behold! a fabric now to freedom rear'd / Trenchard sculp.

Behold! a fabric now to freedom rear'd / Trenchard sculp.

Print shows an allegorical scene with Concord standing, Clio sitting, writing in open book, and Cupid standing, holding the "Constitution" in front of a temple labeled "Sacred to Liberty Justice and Peace" with... more

A view of the sea & beach, from Mr. James Newbolds plantation, near Indian River / Trenchard sculp.

A view of the sea & beach, from Mr. James Newbolds plantation, near In...

Print shows building on the waterfront of the Indian River Bay in Delaware.

[Cartouche showing cherubs celebrating the founding of the new nation] / Cornelius Tiebout sculp.

[Cartouche showing cherubs celebrating the founding of the new nation]...

Print shows cherubs unrolling a scroll inscribed "New Map of the States of Georgia South and North Carolina Virginia and Maryland including the Spanish Provinces of West and East Florida from the latest surveys... more

America! With peace and freedom blest

America! With peace and freedom blest

Allegorical figure of America as a young woman surrounded by shield with eagle, globe, and books as Apollo with a lyre points to the Temple of Fame.

View of the seat of his excellency John Hancock Esqr., Boston / Hill, del. et sculp.

View of the seat of his excellency John Hancock Esqr., Boston / Hill, ...

Print shows view from street, across expanse of lawn, of the Hancock house.

View of the bridge over Charles River

View of the bridge over Charles River

Print shows view from Atkins Wharf of the bridge across the Charles River, two couples sightseeing in the foreground, and buildings in the background.

[Two female figures celebrating the birth of America among the family of nations] / G. Gallager, del. ; engrav'd by S. Hill.

[Two female figures celebrating the birth of America among the family ...

Print shows two female figures radiating light are standing next to a globe set on a pedestal, one holds a staff topped with a liberty cap. At their feet is a book open to "The Rights of Man" as well as keys, s... more

View of the triumphal arch and colonnade, erected in Boston / engrav'd by S. Hill.

View of the triumphal arch and colonnade, erected in Boston / engrav'd...

Print shows an arch spanning the street in front of the state house in Boston, Massachusetts, in honor of George Washington's visit in October 1789. Title from item. Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, M... more

View of the colleges at Cambridge, Massachusetts / delineated & engraved by S. Hill.

View of the colleges at Cambridge, Massachusetts / delineated & engrav...

Print shows several buildings on the Harvard College campus, (l. to r.) Holden Chapel, Hollis Hall, Harvard Hall, and Massachusetts Hall.

[Two women standing on platform next to shield marked "America," "Europe," "Africa," and "Asia," with chains, keys and book opened to page titled "The Rights of Men" at base of platform] / C. Gullager, del. ; engrav'd by S. Hill.

[Two women standing on platform next to shield marked "America," "Euro...

Frontispiece in: Massachusetts magazine (1789-1796), v. 2.

Green Hill, the seat of Samuel Meredith Esqr. near Philadelphia / J. Hoffman del. ; S. Hill sc.

Green Hill, the seat of Samuel Meredith Esqr. near Philadelphia / J. H...

Print shows view of the home of Samuel Meredith. Massa. Mag. Illus. in: The Massachusetts Magazine, or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment. Boston : Isaih Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 179... more

[Frontispiece and title page from "An affecting narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith" showing three Native men, one with bow and arrow, facing three Euro-American men, two with rifles]

[Frontispiece and title page from "An affecting narrative of the capti...

Illus. in: An affecting narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Mary Smith. Providence, (R.I.) : printed by L. Scott, [1815], frontispiece and title page. Published in: American women : a Library of C... more

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore / drawn from nature & sc. by Richd. Harrison.

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore /...

Print shows a pastoral scene at the entrance to the harbor at Baltimore with Fort McHenry on the left and some people enjoying the scenery on the right.

David Roberts R.A. / Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen ; drawn on stone from life by C. Baugniet, London.

David Roberts R.A. / Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen ; drawn on stone...

David Roberts, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right.

Emigrant party on the road to California

Emigrant party on the road to California

Wagon train of women, men, and children, moving through the mountains.

Lives of the presidents of the United States. By Robert W. Lincoln

Lives of the presidents of the United States. By Robert W. Lincoln

Print shows trimmed frontispiece to one of the G.H. Salisbury edition's of Lives of the presidents of the United States ... / By Robert W. Lincoln with portrait of George Washington in front of soldiers.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left; by T. Phillibrown.

Buckingham Hall

Buckingham Hall

Book title page and frontispiece showing large plantation house.

Pulpit Rocks, Warrior Ridge, Huntingdon Co. / Lehman ; printed in colours by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.

Pulpit Rocks, Warrior Ridge, Huntingdon Co. / Lehman ; printed in colo...

Print shows rock formations and cliffs at the Pulpit Rocks on Warrior Ridge in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Madame Ida Pfeiffer

Madame Ida Pfeiffer

Madame Ida Pfeiffer, half-length portrait, facing slightly left.

Queen Philippa interceding for the lives of the burgesses of Calais, 1347 / on steel by John Sartain, Phila. ; the original by H.C. Selous.

Queen Philippa interceding for the lives of the burgesses of Calais, 1...

Print shows Philippa, Queen, consort of Edward III, kneeling before her husband, King Edward III, begging him to spare the lives of the six burghers of Calais who have sacrificed themselves by complying with hi... more

John Lothrop Motley, L.L.D. historian of the Netherlands / on steel by John Sartain, Phila., after photograph from life.

John Lothrop Motley, L.L.D. historian of the Netherlands / on steel by...

Print shows John Lothrop Motley, half-length portrait, facing left. Title from item. Caption continues: for the Eclectic. Illus. from: The eclectic magazine of foreign literature, science, and art. New York : L... more

Prince Napoleon and his wife the Princess Clotilde / on steel by John Sartain, Phila., by Brady after photograph from life.

Prince Napoleon and his wife the Princess Clotilde / on steel by John ...

Print shows Prince Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul Bonaparte, half-length portrait, facing front, standing behind Princess Clotilde, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, with right hand to her chin.

Moore's Lake - head of Bear River, Uintah Mountains

Moore's Lake - head of Bear River, Uintah Mountains

Photograph shows aerial view of Moore's Lake at the head of the Bear River in the Uinta Mountains in Utah.

Frances Wright / J. Gorbitz ; J.C. Buttre.

Frances Wright / J. Gorbitz ; J.C. Buttre.

Frances Wright, half-length portrait, seated, facing front with left elbow resting on table. Title from item. Illus. from: History of woman suffrage / Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York : Fowler & Wells, 1881-192... more

Huckleberry Finn / E.W. Kemble.

Huckleberry Finn / E.W. Kemble.

Illustration showing Huckleberry Finn, full-length portrait, holding gun and rabbit.

Christmas

Christmas

Flowers, holly, censers, cherubs, crosses, and stars in lines like a poem. (DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Christmas" by Henry Morton, C... more

A. Springer / Au. Krüger.

A. Springer / Au. Krüger.

Anton Springer, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Woman, probably mother, holding baby

Woman, probably mother, holding baby

Title devised by cataloger. "Charles Scribner's Sons, frontispiece" on jacket; possibly book illustration. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 042232. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Frances E.W. Harper, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front

Frances E.W. Harper, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing f...

Illus. in: Poems / Frances E.W. Harper. Philadelphia : George S. Ferguson Co., 1898, frontispiece.

[Title page of Two summers in the ice-wilds of eastern Karakoram; and frontispiece showing Cloud from avalanche descending between two granite peaks on Bilaphond glacier]

[Title page of Two summers in the ice-wilds of eastern Karakoram; and ...

Illus. in: Two summers in the ice-wilds of eastern Karakoram. The exploration of nineteen hundred square miles of mountain and glacier by Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman with three maps and on... more