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[Embossed leather binding on 12th century manuscript]

[Embossed leather binding on 12th century manuscript]

Title devised by Library staff. Alternate title from: Library of Congress Quarterly journal of current acquisitions, v. 5, no. 3 (1948 May), p. 50. Illus. in: Exposicio mistica super exod[um]. [Germany, ca. 115... more

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

Title devised by Library staff. Reproduction of two pages from the Gutenberg Bible. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... more

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and the devil]

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and t...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ars moriendi. Germany, 1466. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress... more

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders. Title from item. Illus. in: Carmen de ponderibus mensuris. [Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470]. Published in: The tradition of techno... more

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[A farmer plowing a field]

[A farmer plowing a field]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[Portable siege ladder]

[Portable siege ladder]

Print shows a portable ladder with sections that are screwed together, used during siege warfare. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Des durchleichtigen wolgebornen Grauen Flauii Vegecii Renati kurcze R... more

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks... more

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: the fox and the crane, ca. 1479 - item 57]

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: the fox and th...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4442. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De proprietatibus rerum. Lyons : Johannes Siber, [after 26 Jan. 1486] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Brun... more

"View of Venice"

"View of Venice"

Panorama in 4 segments. Illus. in: Sanctarum peregrinationum opusculum. Mains, 1486. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Farmers harvesting crops]

[Farmers harvesting crops]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opus ruralium commodorum Petri de Crescentijs. Strassburg (Argentine) : [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg], 9 Mar. (quinta feria ante festum S. Gregorii) 14... more

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: [L]art de cheualerie selon Vegece. Paris, Antoine Vérard, 26 June 1488. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Br... more

Recueil des histoires de Troyes.[Lyons, Michel Topié and Jacques Heremberck, 10 Oct. 1490]

Recueil des histoires de Troyes.[Lyons, Michel Topié and Jacques Herem...

Signatures: a-b⁸ c-f⁶ 2f⁸ g-i⁸ k-l⁶ m⁸ A-K⁸ L-N⁶ O⁸ P-Q⁶ R⁸. Goff L-114 Hain 7046 (variations) Copinger 2493 (variation) Rosenwald 405 LC copy: bookplate of Bibliotheca Lindesiana. Dark blue levant morocco with... more

Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum.  Hours [from old catalog]  [Paris, Denis Mellier? ca. 1490]  [80] leaves. cuts: illus., borders. 27 cm. (4to)

Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum. Hours [from old catalog...

Begins (without title) with the cut Astrological man, on the reverse of which is the almanac for 20 years (1488-1508). Type 94G (same font as in BM 15th cent., VIII, p. 152). Goff H-369 Rosenwald 408 LC copy ru... more

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Liber ruralium commodorum [Ruralia commoda]. [Speier: Peter Drach] 1 Oct. (Dienstag nach S. Michael) 1493. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Wes... more

Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. [from old catalog]Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum.Hours [from old catalog]Paris, Philippe Pigouchet, 19 Apr. 1494.

Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. [from old catalog]Horae Beatae Vi...

Signatures: +⁸ a-i⁸ l[et]⁸ l⁴. Goff H-376 Reichling 1764 (variations) IGI 4835 Rosenwald 425 LC copy imperfect: leaves [82-83] wanting. Initials and capitals supplied in red or blue; several illus. partly hand-... more

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

Christopher Columbus discovering America. Illus. in: In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis ... more

[2 botanical illus. and page of text]

[2 botanical illus. and page of text]

Illus. in: Hortus Sanitatis [Maior] (1497). No reference copy. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Arbor scientiæ venerabilis et cælitvs illuminati patris Raymvndi Lvllii Maioricensis .... [Lugduni] : 1515. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of We... more

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on classical architecture]

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on cl...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. ... more

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels and covered aqueducts]

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. ... more

A pariquadrata superficie humai corporis perdistincta eo naturali centro umbilici circulum excipere - et in eo quadratum minorem inscribere, fig. a

A pariquadrata superficie humai corporis perdistincta eo naturali cent...

Print shows a male human body on a grid within a circle. Title from item. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del... more

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Etliche Underricht zu Befestigung der Stett, Schloss und Flecken / Albrecht Dürer. [Nürenberg : 1527]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... more

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of his trade; on the hood over the furnace is a portrait of an unidentified man]

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Voarchadvmia contra alchi'miam: ars distincta ab archimi'a, & sophia: cum additionibus: proportionibus: numeris: & figuris opportunis. Venetiis : 1530. Published in: T... more

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege. Title devised by Librar... more

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Fl. Vegetii Renati De re militari libri qvatuor. Lutetiae : Apu... more

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Fl.... more

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta, who is kneeling before him]

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Il padre san Benedetto con l'espositione d'il r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta. [Bologna : Per V. Bonardo & Marc' Antonio da Capri,1539] Published in: The tradition ... more

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device. Title from item. Illus. in: Astronomicum cæsareum. [Ingolstadii : 1540]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ...... more

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, and columns]

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: L'architettvra di Leonbatista Alberti / tr. by Cosimo Bartoli. Firenze : Appresso L. Torrentino, 1550. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... more

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Rvdimenta mathematica, haec in duos digeruntur libros, quorum prior geometriae tradit principia seu prima elementa .... [Basileae : In officina H. Petri, 1551]. Publis... more

Expositio thoracomachi

Expositio thoracomachi

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear. Title from item. Illus. in: Notitia vtraq... more

[South Pole. 1555; page of text illus. with map showing "The Pole Antartike" and "The Crosse" (stars)]

[South Pole. 1555; page of text illus. with map showing "The Pole Anta...

Illus. in: R. Eden, Decades of Newe Worlde or West India. Londini, 1555, p. 248. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Captio... more

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines]

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Georgii Agricolae De re metallica libri XII .... Basileae : Apud Hieron. Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium, 1556 mense Martio. Published in: The tradition of technology... more

[Illustration of activities of Lapps and Finns: Men and women hunting with bows and arrows on snowshoes; "women hunt...as nimbly...or more than men"]

[Illustration of activities of Lapps and Finns: Men and women hunting ...

Woodcuts from Historia Delle Genti, by Olaus Magnus, the 1565 ed. of Historia de Gentibus Septrionalibus. Reference copy may be in LOT 4433 C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Captio... more

Graveur sur bois au XVIe siècle / d'aprés Jost Amman.

Graveur sur bois au XVIe siècle / d'aprés Jost Amman.

Print shows an engraver at work with a wood block. Woodcut by Jost Amman. Illus. in: Hartmann Schopper's Panoplia omnium illiberalium mechanicarum aut sedentarium atrium genera continens. Frankfurt-am-Main, 156... more

Aurifaber - der goltschmit

Aurifaber - der goltschmit

Print shows an interior view of a metallurgical workshop where men are working with gold. Title from item. Illus. in: Panoplia. Francofvrti ad Moenvm : [Impressvm apud G. Coruinum, impensis S. Feyerabent, 1568]... more

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra by Andrea Palladio]

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... more

[Floor plan and elevation of a classical style house]

[Floor plan and elevation of a classical style house]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technolog... more

[Title page to The arte of warre by Niccolò Machiavelli]

[Title page to The arte of warre by Niccolò Machiavelli]

Title page illustration showing cavalries engaged in battle, soldiers, and armaments. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The arte of warre / written in Italian by Nicholas Machiauel, and set foorth in E... more

[Interior view of large, spacious kitchen with cooks preparing a meal]

[Interior view of large, spacious kitchen with cooks preparing a meal]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opera di m. Bartolomeo Scappi. Con il discorso funerale che fu fatto nelle essequie di papa Paulo III. [Venetia : M. Tramezzino, 1574?]. Published in: The tradition of... more

Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip ha... more

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action of weights; here the machine is cutting screw threads in wood]

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action ...

Title from item. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrvm instrvmentorvm et machinarum / Jacques Besson. Lvgdvni : Apud B. Vincentium, 1578. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of W... more

[Folding bridge - two views, top extended across moat, bottom folded prior to release; used by infantry during assault on fortress]

[Folding bridge - two views, top extended across moat, bottom folded p...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Le diverse et artificiose machine del capitano Agostino Ramelli. Parigi : 1588. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leona... more

S. Augustini : pars est terra Florida, sub latitudine 30 grad, ora vero maritima humilior est, lancinata et insulosa.

S. Augustini : pars est terra Florida, sub latitudine 30 grad, ora ver...

Scale not given. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Includes text in rectanglar cartouche. Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, 49 Available also through the Library of Congres... more

[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, moving along scaffolding from the Circus Nero to its new location at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, movi...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[Map of the coast of Virginia in 1585] / autore Ioanne With ; sculptore Theodore de Brÿ qui et excud.

[Map of the coast of Virginia in 1585] / autore Ioanne With ; sculptor...

Illus. in: Admiranda narratio, fida tamen, de commodis et incolarvm ritibvs Virginiæ [...]. Wecheli : svmtibvs T. de Bry, 1590. Engraving by Theodor de Bry after watercolor by John White. The New World [...] / ... more

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

An aged Native man from Pomeiock, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter garment; landscape scene with village in the background. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Geleg... more

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of S...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Map showing the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoak on an island at the mouth of a river. Illus. in: Wun... more

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

Native men using hollow rods which they drive into the sandy bottom of streams to collect gold and other metals. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in... more

[Title page to A geometrical practical treatize named pantometria, divided into three bookes, longimetra, planimetra, and stereometria ...]

[Title page to A geometrical practical treatize named pantometria, div...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: A geometrical practical treatize named Pantometria : diuided into three bookes, longimetra, planimetra, and stereometria : containing rules manifolde for mensuration o... more

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Indians cooking, eating, relaxing, etc. Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, part 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 52. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Captio... more

Jeppipo Wasu, the king of the tribe and many of his kin become very ill

Jeppipo Wasu, the king of the tribe and many of his kin become very il...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, part 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 39. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already there. Supraway, 18 miles from S. Vincentii Insula

Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already ...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, page 10. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Lerii's account of women washing the dead body to prepare it for frying

Johannes Lerii's account of women washing the dead body to prepare it ...

Nude Indians butchering hostages. Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 195. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card... more

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Indians: European prisoners being fried and eaten by the Tuppin Inwa]

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Ind...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 56. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass and globe, at age 62]

[Gerhard Mercator, half-length portrait, facing left, holding compass ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra. Dvisbvrgi Clivorvm : [1595] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... more

[Star-shaped fortess surrounded by water-filled moat]

[Star-shaped fortess surrounded by water-filled moat]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Le govvernail d'Ambroise Bachot, capitaine ingenievr dv roy. Melun : Imprimé soubz lauteur; et s'en trouuera aussi en son logis à Paris, 1598. Published in: The tradit... more

Spanish soldier standing beside huge seated Patagonian Indian holding bow and arrow

Spanish soldier standing beside huge seated Patagonian Indian holding ...

Detail of engraved map. Illus. in: Hulsius, Sammlung von sech...1603, part VI. No reference copy. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

Natives using devices for making noise to drive deer and other game towards a fenced area. Illus. in: Les voyages dv sievr de Champlain Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine [...] / Samuel... more

[Title page with allegorical illustration at top]

[Title page with allegorical illustration at top]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opera omnia tribvs tomis digesta. Mogvntjæ : sumptibus A. Hierat, excudebat I. Volmari, 1617. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technolo... more

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

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smi...

1606 map of Virginia as described by John Smith showing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, other geographic features, and a vignette of the Native leader, Powhatan, in council. Illus. in: The generall historie ... more

[Title page illustration for La pyrotechnie showing columns, arches, a huge fire emanating from a cauldron, cannons and cannon barrels of various sizes, as well as flaming cannon balls]

[Title page illustration for La pyrotechnie showing columns, arches, a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: La pyrotechnie de Hanzelet Lorrain .... Pont a Mousson : par 1. & Gaspard Bernard, 1630, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western t... more

Wij Christina medh Gudz...

Wij Christina medh Gudz...

Svenskt offentligt tryck (WWW) 3304073 Title from beginning of text. Dated at end: Datum Stockholm then 8. martif åhr 1636. Place of printing and name of printer from SOT. Ornamental initial. Also available in... more

The Capitall lawes of New-England, as they stand now in force in the Commonwealth. By the Court, in the years 1641. 1642 ... Printed first in New-England, and reprinted in London for Ben Allen in Popes-head Allen. 1643.

The Capitall lawes of New-England, as they stand now in force in the C...

Positive Photostat.; Title. 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 33, Folder 2.

[Hero's miraculous altar]

[Hero's miraculous altar]

Illustration shows the details of a steam-driven mechanical apparatus for opening doors. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Gli artificiosi e cvriosi moti spiritali di Herone / Giambattista Aleotti. Bol... more

Wij Christina medh Gudz ...

Wij Christina medh Gudz ...

Svenskt offentligt tryck (WWW) 3304256 Title from beginning of text. Dated and signed at end: Datum Stockholm den 25. octobris anno 1649. Christina. Place of printing and name of printer from SOT. Ornamental in... more

[Page of text with illustration of a "thermoscope" or thermometer without scale]

[Page of text with illustration of a "thermoscope" or thermometer with...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Sphlaera mvndi, .... Mvtinæ : Ex typographia Andreæ, & Hieronymi Cassiani, 1653. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leon... more

To all persons whom these may concern in the several townes, and plantations of the United Colonies in New-England. It is hereby declared, that his highness the Lord Protectour of the Common wealth of England &c. hath commissioned and impowered

To all persons whom these may concern in the several townes, and plant...

Reproduction. 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 33, Folder 3.

[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrum machinarvm novvm, exhibeus aqvarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias .... Coloniæ Agrippinæ : sumptibus P. Principis, 1662. Published in: The tradition of tech... more

[Microscope and other scientific apparatus]

[Microscope and other scientific apparatus]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Micrographia: or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon. / by R. Hooke .... London : P... more

[Microscopic view of an ant]

[Microscopic view of an ant]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Micrographia / Robert Hooke. London: J. Martyn and J. Allestry, 1665. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Brun... more

[Examples of Florentine thermometers and a hygrometer]

[Examples of Florentine thermometers and a hygrometer]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Saggi di naturali esperienze / fatte nell'Accademia .... In Firenze : Per Giuseppe Cocchini all'Insegna della Stella, 1666 [i.e. 1667]. Published in: The tradition of ... more

Boston in New England. August 9th 1667. The Governour, deputy-governour and sundry of the magistrates. Being assembled, do judge meet to comment to their beloved brethren and neighbours the inhabitants of this colony this following proposed ...

Boston in New England. August 9th 1667. The Governour, deputy-governou...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans. 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 33, Folder 5.

Whereas the lawes published by the Honourable General Court, Lib. 1. Pag. 76 Sect. 3 Do require all townes from time to time to dispose of single persons and inmates within their towns to service, or otherwise. [Massachusetts, 1668] [Positive Ph

Whereas the lawes published by the Honourable General Court, Lib. 1. P...

Notice to constables to acquaint the selectmen that the court expects the laws to be attended to.; Mss. additions dated Aug. 24, 1668.; Not in Evans.; Ford. No. 37. Available also through the Library of Congres... more

[Box with rotating rods and a matrix for doing mathematical calculations]

[Box with rotating rods and a matrix for doing mathematical calculatio...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Organum mathematicum .... Herbipoli : Sumptibus Johannis Andreae Endteri & Wolfgangi Jun. haeredum excudebat Jobus Hertz ... ; Prostant Norimbergae : Apud dictos Endte... more

[Man pointing to glass globe during experiment demonstrating the force of air pressure on a vacuum]

[Man pointing to glass globe during experiment demonstrating the force...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) magdeburgica de vacuo spatio primùm à R.P. Gaspare Schotto ... nunc verò ab ipso auctore perfectiùs edita, variisque... more

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent being assembled in Council, to consider of the late awful hand of God, consuming our Castle by fire the one and twentieth of this instant, thereby taking away that part of ou

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 8.

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of October 1678. [A proclamaton for a day of fasting and prayer November 21, 1678] [Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green 1678].

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of Oct...

Positive Photostat.; Thanksgiving proclamation. 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 33... more

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-England. Whereas it hath pleased his most excellent Majesty our gracious king, by his letter bearing date the twenty seventh of April 1678 ... that the oath of allegiance as it is

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-Engl...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 11.

The London Gazette: Published by authority. From Thursday February 5th to Monday February 9th 1684 … Printed by Thomas Newcomb in the Savoy 1684. And Reprinted at Boston in New-England by Samuel Green, 1685.

The London Gazette: Published by authority. From Thursday February 5th...

Positive Photostat.; Announces the death of King Charles II. 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;... more

The General Courts answer to Joseph Dudley esqr. &c. This was pas'd by the whole court. Nemine non confentiente. Gentlemen:- [Refusing their assent to his Commission for governing the Colony and other places therein mentioned]. [Boston: Printed

The General Courts answer to Joseph Dudley esqr. &c. This was pas'd by...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 14.

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massachusets Colony assembled at Boston in New-England. Presented to his majesty, at Hampton-Court, August 7, 1689. By Sir Henry Ashurst Baronet.

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massac...

Incomplete.; Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 18b.

From a gentleman of Boston to a friend in the countrey. [Signed] N. N. [Boston: Printed by Samuel Green 1689].

From a gentleman of Boston to a friend in the countrey. [Signed] N. N....

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 21.

To the king and queens most excellent majesties. The humble address of the president and council for the safety of the people, and conservation of the peace. [Regarding restoration of charter and English liberties] Boston in New-England, May 20,

To the king and queens most excellent majesties. The humble address of...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 18a.

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathusets Colony in New-England ... Printed at Boston in New-England, by Richard Pierce for Benjamin Harris Anno Domini M DC LXXX IX.

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathuse...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans. 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 33, Folder 19.

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

To his highness William Henrick, Prince of Orange, the most humble pet...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 22.

Anno Regni regis & reginae Gulielmi& Mariae secundo. By the Governour, & council [An order for enlisting men in the expedition against Canada] Boston March 24 1689. [Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green 1690].

Anno Regni regis & reginae Gulielmi& Mariae secundo. By the Governour,...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 24.

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay...

Incomplete. p. 2 wanting.; Positive Photostat.; Proclamation. 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... more

Nova et exacta delineatio Americae partis avstralis. qve est  : Brasilia, Caribana, Gviana regnũm noũũm, Castilia del Oro, Nicaragva, insũlae Antillas et Perv. Et sub Tropico Capricorni, Chile, Rio della Plata, Patagonṽ, & Fretṽ Magellanicv̄.

Nova et exacta delineatio Americae partis avstralis. qve est : Brasil...

Title appears on upper sheet of the map; no indication of title or imprint on lower sheet. The map was engraved for the second edition of the fourth part of Hulsius' collection of voyages, which consists of 26 ... more

By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in Chief of their Majesties Province of New-York, Province of Pennsylvania, County of New-Castle, and the Territories and tracts of land depending theron in America, and vice-admi

By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in C...

Negative Photostat.; Proclamation. 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 140, Folder 5b.

[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

Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. By the honorable, the Lieutenant council & assembly: convened at Boston, upon Wednesday the 27th of May 1696, in the eighth year of His Majesties reign. for better encouragement to prosecute the French and Indi

Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. By the honorable, the Lieutenant co...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 29.

[Circular to County assessor. 170-].

[Circular to County assessor. 170-].

Not in Evans.; Not in Hildeburn. 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 140, Folder 9.

State of Georgia. By His Excellency Captain-General, Governor, and commander in chief in and over the said State, and of the militia thereof. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that in pursuance of the act for opening t

State of Georgia. By His Excellency Captain-General, Governor, and com...

Blank form of land grant signed by Edward Telfair Governor from 1786-87 giving John Gardiner one thousand acres in the County of Washington, no date. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in t... more

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province of Pennsylvania, do hereby certify, that at a Supream Court held at Philadelphia, for the said Province of Pennsylvania, the day of in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province ...

Blank naturalization certificate filled in in mss. and dated 24 Sept. 1765. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephem... more

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Whereas hath been recomended to us as a sober and fit person to keep a house of entertainment; and being requested to grant a license for the same, We do hereby license and al

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...

Blank form for a license for a tavern signed in mss. Jos. Reed President and J. Matlack, Secy.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and a... more