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Des Ritters Carl von Linne...vollstandigen Natursystem...

Des Ritters Carl von Linne...vollstandigen Natursystem...

By Carl von Linné. Nürnberg: bey Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1773-1775.
Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

This work is volume 3 of a German translation of the 12th edition of Linnaeus's Systema naturae, the last and most comprehensive edition produced in Linnaeus's lifetime. This book has suffered damage from rodents, is stained, and its original binding has deteriorated. The pages need to be specially cleaned, flattened, and their damaged areas repaired; it will need to be disbound, re-sewn, and properly rebound.

Adopted on April 13, 2010 by Gail Enfiajian in honor of Bill May. View Bookplate

Illustrations of architecture and ornament

By J. B. Waring. London: Day & son, [1865].
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex

This large format volume is mid-nineteenth century work on architectural details: decoration and ornament. The elegant copperplate illustrations were drawn and etched by the author.

Adopted on July 1, 2009 by Suzanne Carroll . View Bookplate

Information for the people: or, Treasury of useful knowledge.

By Robert Sears. New York: R. Sears, 1847.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

[The book comprises] "large amount of interesting and instructive reading, designed for popular use: including choice collections in history, geography, agriculture and rural economy, natural history, biography, the arts and sciences, etc. ... illustrated by numerous engravings."

Adopted on July 1, 2009 by Mary Augusta Thomas in memory of Richard G. Thomas. View Bookplate

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