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Adopted Books

Designs for the pavillon at Brighton

By Humphry Repton. London: Printed for J.C. Stadler ... and sold by Boydell and Co. ... [et al.] : The letter press by T. Bensley ..., 1808.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

Humphry Repton, an eighteenth-century English landscape designer, developed several highly illustrated books on British gardens and architecture such as this colorful plan for the royal pavilion in Brighton.

Adopted on March 25, 2011 by Edith W. MacGuire . View Bookplate

The history of physic

By John Freind. London: Printed for J. Walthoe ..., 1726-1727.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

The two volumes contain a comprehensive overview on the history of medicine from the ancient Greek and Roman times to the beginning of the sixteenth century. (The word 'physick,' in the eighteenth century still meant 'medicine.') This is the second edition of this work, corrected and improved.

Adopted on July 1, 2010 by Winfred O. Ward in honor of his family. View Bookplate

Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution

New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

An indispensible reference book for libraries specializing in the history of science and technology.

Adopted on June 25, 2010 by George Gwynn Hill . View Bookplate
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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