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[Ivory hornbook] [realia]

[Ivory hornbook] [realia]

Title from spine of case. An eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper (recto) and lowercases (verso) inscribed on ivory. Repairs made to broken handle. Housed in a lined case (16 x 11 cm.... more

[Wood hornbook] [realia]

[Wood hornbook] [realia]

Title supplied by cataloger. An eighteenth-century hornbook, possibly American, with alphabet in lower and uppercases, followed by vowels, ligatures, and the Lord's prayer. Paper text covered with translucent ... more

Rare specimens of comparative craniology: an old maid's skull phrenologised.

Rare specimens of comparative craniology: an old maid's skull phrenolo...

Hand-colored(?) etching by F.C. Hunt after drawing by E.F. Lambert. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Nihon-zu sara].

[Nihon-zu sara].

Made in Tempō period, 1830-1843. Shows most of Japan on a plate of Imari ware: Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... more

Specimens of stereotypes

Specimens of stereotypes

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Baldwin, J. Lewis.

[Scene of the late naval fight and the environs of Fortress Monroe, and Norfolk and Suffolk, now threatened by General Burnside].

[Scene of the late naval fight and the environs of Fortress Monroe, an...

Relief shown pictorially. Bird's-eye view of Hampton Roads region showing fortifications, camps, the Monitor lying off Fortress Monroe, and "Gen. Burnside's advance" on Suffolk, Va. Title from lower margin of v... more

Some specimens of "Secesh" industry - intended for the London Exhibition of 1862, but unfortunately intercepted by the "Paper Blockade"

Some specimens of "Secesh" industry - intended for the London Exhibiti...

Images show: Goblet - made from a "Yankee's skull"; paperweight made from a "Yankee jaw bone"; reading desk made from a human skeleton; furs made from scalps and beards; necklace of "Yankee teeth"; head wreath ... more

Three specimens of the same thing. Tory growls ... Rebel shrieks! ... Copperhead bites! .. Lewisburg, From the Union County Star [1864].

Three specimens of the same thing. Tory growls ... Rebel shrieks! ... ...

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 158, Folder 36.

Mrs. Paul Howard in her impersonation of Miss Grym, "one of the grimmest specimens of that class of womankind which bore ... with the everlasting subject of woman's rights"

Mrs. Paul Howard in her impersonation of Miss Grym, "one of the grimme...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 29 (1869 Dec. 4), p. 189.

Fair specimens of Pimas / Buehman & Hartwell, Congress Street, Tucson, A.T.

Fair specimens of Pimas / Buehman & Hartwell, Congress Street, Tucson,...

Photograph shows half-length portrait of two Pima Indians, facing front, wearing bead necklaces. Title from item. Caption continues on back: "Fair specimens of Pimas to whom lands are about to be allotted in se... more

"American woods." a publication in book form of authentic specimens of American woods. Wooden cross-section cards, elegant for calling cards, wooden wedding invitations, etc. Stereopticon and microscopic preparations of woods. Romeyn B. Hough. P

"American woods." a publication in book form of authentic specimens of...

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 129, Folder 37b.

Elegantní tanečník /

Elegantní tanečník /

This diminutive manual, written in Czech, contains descriptions of popular ballroom dances including the polka, mazurka, waltz, quadrille, and polonaise. Lorenzová demonstrates that late nineteenth-century bal... more

Abdullah Frères, Photographes de S.M.I. le Sultan, Grand Rue de Pera, Constantinople

Abdullah Frères, Photographes de S.M.I. le Sultan, Grand Rue de Pera, ...

Print shows "Abdullah Frères" text surrounded by ornamented border with tuğra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. On board mount: "Türkische und egypt Drucksachen 1890-1900". Printing specimen possibly for an advertiseme... more

Imprimerie Eb-uz-zia, Constantinople, fondée 1881

Imprimerie Eb-uz-zia, Constantinople, fondée 1881

Print shows vignettes of cherub-like figures setting type, printing, reading, and taking a photograph. On board mount: Türkische und egypt Drucksachen 1890-1900. Printing specimen for Imprimerie Ebüzziya. Print... more

Around the Dead Sea. Specimens of salt from Jebel Usdum

Around the Dead Sea. Specimens of salt from Jebel Usdum

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. On negative: 48. Date from Matson LOT cards. Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

Houdini letterhead from 1913

Houdini letterhead from 1913

Mourning letterhead with black border and bust portrait of Harry Houdini; a note signed by Houdini identifies this as his 1913 letterhead, made in Stuttgart, Germany, after his mother's death. Title devised by ... more

Studies little mollusca. Dr. Paul Bartsch of the National Museum studies mollusk specimens from the Mississippi river in connection with experiments being conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries. These shellfish are little fellows in their infancy. One of the tubes held by Dr. Bartsch holds 1,265,920 specimens, taking up three-fourths of a cubic inch of space, while the other contains 568,000 specimens. 122230

Studies little mollusca. Dr. Paul Bartsch of the National Museum studi...

Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec Temp... more

Digital revision of USGS 1:500,000-scale New Jersey state base map

Digital revision of USGS 1:500,000-scale New Jersey state base map

Shows stages and operations undertaken in revising the New Jersey state base map. Final map is general state map, not a true base map. Relief shown by contours on final map. Depths shown by contours and gradien... more

Specimens in miniature of our artistic lithographic portraits

Specimens in miniature of our artistic lithographic portraits

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Armstrong & Co. Armstrong & Co. lithographers...Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Calendarium

Calendarium

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Printed in red and black. Goff R-92 Hain-Copinger 13775 BM 15th cent., II, p. 456 (IA.7877) Schramm, XVIII, p. 5, 16, and illus. Rosenwald 25 ... more

Ars moriendi

Ars moriendi

Block book. Leaves printed on both sides. Signatures: [a¹⁴]. Schreiber, W.L. Manuel, IV, p. 267-312 (ed. XII, with slight variations) BM 15th cent., I, p. 5 (IA.24) Rosenwald 26 LC copy bound with: Passio Chri... more

Second Academy Lottery 1755. Class the third. Numb. This billet entitles the bearer to such prize as may be drawn against its number in the third class (if demanded within six months after the last drawing is finished) subject to no deduction if

Second Academy Lottery 1755. Class the third. Numb. This billet entitl...

Imprint 2.; Lotteries.; 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; Por... more

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Date of printing suggested by Bristol. Consists of one gathering, unsigned. "The catalogue and characters of the letters of the alphabet"--P. 11-24. Bristol B5059 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler,... more

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing how a gentleman of great estate in Bristol, had a proud and disobedient daughter, who, because her parents would not support her in all her extravagance, bargained with the devil to poison them, how an angel informed her parents of her design, how she lay in a trance four days, and when she was put in the grave, she came to life again, and related the wonderful things she saw in the other world

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing ...

Signatures: [A]⁶. Evans 36166 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 13-14 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 1068.14 ESTC W26926 LAC ael 2019-06-20 no edits (1 card)

English hornbook

English hornbook

Title supplied by cataloger. A late eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper and lowercases (each sequence followed by ligatures æ and œ) and numerals 1 through 0. LC copy housed in a line... more

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations, for the amusement of young persons

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explana...

Sands' text is rewritten from The beginning, progress, and end of man, London, 1650. The illustrations are by J. Poupard. First published at Philadelphia ca. 1787. Each leaf is folded inward at the top and bott... more

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amusement

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amuse...

A board game that folds to the shape of a book. The paper fastener holds a counter and the instructions (1 sheet). The spaces on the game board are numbered from 1 to 67 and arrranged in an oval. Illustrated sp... more

Specimens of printing types cast

Specimens of printing types cast

Also available in digital form.

Peter Coddle's trip to New-York : three games in one, comprising first a game of transformations, second, literary patchwork, third, a literary puzzle

Peter Coddle's trip to New-York : three games in one, comprising first...

In an illustrated box (12 x 9 cm.) with ca. 100 cards, each of which has a phrase intended to fill in a blank in the story. No. 6 in a box with 12 other games. LAC tnb 2019-06-24 no edits (1 card)

Preface

Preface

Unsigned clipping of galley proof for prefatory essay attributed to Theodore Dwight about Lamine Kebe and "Mohammedism" in Africa. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web si... more

The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons with remarks on quadrilles and Spanish dance

The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons with remark...

Introduction signed: W. H. Q. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother. A shape book. Title from illustrated paper cover. Toy book cut in the shape of a standing Little Red Riding Hood, with a wolf... more

Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages ..

Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages ..

Unsigned clipping of galley proof that includes "Extracts from the Arabic manuscripts of eighteen pages, preserved by the late President Benson; written by Mammora Dooqueah, a Mandingo Negro from Footah. Transl... more

Emancipation! enfranchisement! reconstruction! : legislative record of the Republican Party during and since the war

Emancipation! enfranchisement! reconstruction! : legislative record of...

Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Elegantní tanečník

Elegantní tanečník

dle rozličných pramenů upravila Anna Lorenzová. (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Topsys & turvys

Topsys & turvys

Printer named on leaf 31. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 262

Biological specimens, beans(?) andor seeds(?), in display case

Biological specimens, beans(?) andor seeds(?), in display case

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, ... more

The jingle of a Jap

The jingle of a Jap

In verse. Printed on double leaves; illustrated endpapers. Bound in illustrated cloth, with a Japanese doll in cloth clothing tied to the upper board. Also available in digital form. Copy 1 NOS 06-08-00 vj36.

The twelve magic changelings

The twelve magic changelings

"Cut-outs for children of Mary and her little lamb, Humpty Dumpty and the egg, Tom the piper's son and his pig, The town mouse and the country mouse, Silverhair and the little wee bear, Robinson Crusoe and his ... more

Skelet shirokorogago oleni︠a︡ v muzei︠e︡ g. Ekaterinburga

Skelet shirokorogago oleni︠a︡ v muzei︠e︡ g. Ekaterinburga

Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Corresponding photographic print is in album: Views in the Ural Mountains, survey of industrial area, R... more

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Letterhead with cameo portrait of Harry Houdini in profile; a note signed by Houdini identifies this item as his steel engraving letterhead of 1912, made in Bradford, England. From the collections of the Rare B... more

Poplios Petrōnios legei tois apo tōn epanō chronōn geōrgois ..

Poplios Petrōnios legei tois apo tōn epanō chronōn geōrgois ..

Ms. (fragment). Title from lines 2-5 (romanized). At head of title: [hypo]keitai Phaō[phi]. Fragment of a contemporary copy of an otherwise unknown edict issued by P. Petronius as prefect of Egypt. The fragmen... more

Honduras

Honduras

Shows different relief plates for printing. Relief shown by shading. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Calendarium

Calendarium

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Printed in red and black. Goff R-92 Hain-Copinger 13775 BM 15th cent., II, p. 456 (IA.7877) Schramm, XVIII, p. 5, 16, and illus. Rosenwald 25 ... more

Ars moriendi

Ars moriendi

Block book. Leaves printed on both sides. Signatures: [a¹⁴]. Schreiber, W.L. Manuel, IV, p. 267-312 (ed. XII, with slight variations) BM 15th cent., I, p. 5 (IA.24) Rosenwald 26 LC copy bound with: Passio Chri... more

Second Academy Lottery 1755. Class the third. Numb. This billet entitles the bearer to such prize as may be drawn against its number in the third class (if demanded within six months after the last drawing is finished) subject to no deduction if

Second Academy Lottery 1755. Class the third. Numb. This billet entitl...

Imprint 2.; Lotteries.; 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; Por... more

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Date of printing suggested by Bristol. Consists of one gathering, unsigned. "The catalogue and characters of the letters of the alphabet"--P. 11-24. Bristol B5059 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler,... more

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing how a gentleman of great estate in Bristol, had a proud and disobedient daughter, who, because her parents would not support her in all her extravagance, bargained with the devil to poison them, how an angel informed her parents of her design, how she lay in a trance four days, and when she was put in the grave, she came to life again, and related the wonderful things she saw in the other world

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing ...

Signatures: [A]⁶. Evans 36166 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 13-14 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 1068.14 ESTC W26926 LAC ael 2019-06-20 no edits (1 card)

English hornbook

English hornbook

Title supplied by cataloger. A late eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper and lowercases (each sequence followed by ligatures æ and œ) and numerals 1 through 0. LC copy housed in a line... more

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations, for the amusement of young persons

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explana...

Sands' text is rewritten from The beginning, progress, and end of man, London, 1650. The illustrations are by J. Poupard. First published at Philadelphia ca. 1787. Each leaf is folded inward at the top and bott... more

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amusement

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amuse...

A board game that folds to the shape of a book. The paper fastener holds a counter and the instructions (1 sheet). The spaces on the game board are numbered from 1 to 67 and arrranged in an oval. Illustrated sp... more

Specimens of printing types cast

Specimens of printing types cast

Also available in digital form.

Peter Coddle's trip to New-York : three games in one, comprising first a game of transformations, second, literary patchwork, third, a literary puzzle

Peter Coddle's trip to New-York : three games in one, comprising first...

In an illustrated box (12 x 9 cm.) with ca. 100 cards, each of which has a phrase intended to fill in a blank in the story. No. 6 in a box with 12 other games. LAC tnb 2019-06-24 no edits (1 card)

Preface

Preface

Unsigned clipping of galley proof for prefatory essay attributed to Theodore Dwight about Lamine Kebe and "Mohammedism" in Africa. Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web si... more

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother. A shape book. Title from illustrated paper cover. Toy book cut in the shape of a standing Little Red Riding Hood, with a wolf... more

The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons with remarks on quadrilles and Spanish dance

The ball-room manual of contra dances and social cotillons with remark...

Introduction signed: W. H. Q. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages ..

Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages ..

Unsigned clipping of galley proof that includes "Extracts from the Arabic manuscripts of eighteen pages, preserved by the late President Benson; written by Mammora Dooqueah, a Mandingo Negro from Footah. Transl... more

Emancipation! enfranchisement! reconstruction! : legislative record of the Republican Party during and since the war

Emancipation! enfranchisement! reconstruction! : legislative record of...

Caption title. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Elegantní tanečník

Elegantní tanečník

dle rozličných pramenů upravila Anna Lorenzová. (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Topsys & turvys

Topsys & turvys

Printer named on leaf 31. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 262

Biological specimens, beans(?) andor seeds(?), in display case

Biological specimens, beans(?) andor seeds(?), in display case

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital color composite made for the Library by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, ... more

The jingle of a Jap

The jingle of a Jap

In verse. Printed on double leaves; illustrated endpapers. Bound in illustrated cloth, with a Japanese doll in cloth clothing tied to the upper board. Also available in digital form. Copy 1 NOS 06-08-00 vj36.

The twelve magic changelings

The twelve magic changelings

"Cut-outs for children of Mary and her little lamb, Humpty Dumpty and the egg, Tom the piper's son and his pig, The town mouse and the country mouse, Silverhair and the little wee bear, Robinson Crusoe and his ... more

Skelet shirokorogago oleni︠a︡ v muzei︠e︡ g. Ekaterinburga

Skelet shirokorogago oleni︠a︡ v muzei︠e︡ g. Ekaterinburga

Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Corresponding photographic print is in album: Views in the Ural Mountains, survey of industrial area, R... more

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Letterhead with cameo portrait of Harry Houdini in profile; a note signed by Houdini identifies this item as his steel engraving letterhead of 1912, made in Bradford, England. From the collections of the Rare B... more

Honduras

Honduras

Shows different relief plates for printing. Relief shown by shading. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Poplios Petrōnios legei tois apo tōn epanō chronōn geōrgois ..

Poplios Petrōnios legei tois apo tōn epanō chronōn geōrgois ..

Ms. (fragment). Title from lines 2-5 (romanized). At head of title: [hypo]keitai Phaō[phi]. Fragment of a contemporary copy of an otherwise unknown edict issued by P. Petronius as prefect of Egypt. The fragmen... more

Calendarium

Calendarium

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Printed in red and black. Goff R-92 Hain-Copinger 13775 BM 15th cent., II, p. 456 (IA.7877) Schramm, XVIII, p. 5, 16, and illus. Rosenwald 25 ... more

Ars moriendi

Ars moriendi

Block book. Leaves printed on both sides. Signatures: [a¹⁴]. Schreiber, W.L. Manuel, IV, p. 267-312 (ed. XII, with slight variations) BM 15th cent., I, p. 5 (IA.24) Rosenwald 26 LC copy bound with: Passio Chri... more

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Date of printing suggested by Bristol. Consists of one gathering, unsigned. "The catalogue and characters of the letters of the alphabet"--P. 11-24. Bristol B5059 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler,... more

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing how a gentleman of great estate in Bristol, had a proud and disobedient daughter, who, because her parents would not support her in all her extravagance, bargained with the devil to poison them, how an angel informed her parents of her design, how she lay in a trance four days, and when she was put in the grave, she came to life again, and related the wonderful things she saw in the other world

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing ...

Signatures: [A]⁶. Evans 36166 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 13-14 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 1068.14 ESTC W26926 LAC ael 2019-06-20 no edits (1 card)

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations, for the amusement of young persons

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explana...

Sands' text is rewritten from The beginning, progress, and end of man, London, 1650. The illustrations are by J. Poupard. First published at Philadelphia ca. 1787. Each leaf is folded inward at the top and bott... more

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amusement

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amuse...

A board game that folds to the shape of a book. The paper fastener holds a counter and the instructions (1 sheet). The spaces on the game board are numbered from 1 to 67 and arrranged in an oval. Illustrated sp... more

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