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Garden design diagrams

Das Heidelberger Schloss und seine Garten in alter und neuer Zeit, und der Schlossgarten zu Schwetzingen

By H. R. Jung. Berlin: Verlag von Gustav Schmidt (vorm. Robert Oppenheim), 1898.
Adoption Amount: $550   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

This rare history and illustrated guide to two German Baroque gardens, the title of which translates to: The Heidelberg Castle and its Gardens in Old and New Times, and the Castle Garden to Schwetzingen, was written by Hermann Robert Jung. Jung was a landscape architect and horticultural director for the city of Cologne around 1890, designer of city parks, and an advocate for reforestation as well as the improvement, expansion, and redesign of existing gardens.  This book begins with a brief history of the Heidelberg Castle noting prominent residents and a series of... Read More
De infinitis infinitorum, et infinite parvorum ordinibus disquisitio geometrica

De infinitis infinitorum, et infinite parvorum ordinibus disquisitio geometrica

By Guido Grandi. Pisis: Ex typographia Francisci Bindi ..., 1710.
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Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Bound with: Grandi, Guido. Prostasis ad exceptiones Cl. Varignonii libro de infinitis infinitorum ordinibus oppositas... Pisis : Ex typographia Francisci Bindi..., 1713. Grandi, Guido. Dialoghi del p.m. Grandi Camaldolese teologo, e matematico dell'Altezza Reale di Toscana... In Lucca : Ad istanza di Francesco Maria Gaddi librajo in Pisa, 1712. A fine copy of this important collection of mathematical treatises by Grandi (1671-1742), professor of mathematics of Pisa. Included is his first general study of the cubic curve known as the "versiera" or "witch... Read More
De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum...

De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum...

By Samuel Klingenstierna. Upsaliae: Typis Laur. M. Höjer ..., [1752].
Adoption Amount: $700   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

A scarce copy of Daniel Melander's (1726-1810) dissertation on the rival claims and speculations that led to a concrete understanding of the nature and beauty of calculus. Melander was a student at Uppsala and later became lecturer in physics and professor of astronomy. In 1782 he moved to Stockholm, where he became one of the leading scientists in Sweden, with a major worldwide correspondence. Read More
De Paris à Samarkand, le Ferghanah, le Kouldja et la Sibérie occidentale: impressions de voyage d’une Parisienne / par Mme. de U

De Paris a Samarkand

By Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon. Paris: Hachette, 1880.
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Library: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

A travelogue written of Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon, De Paris à Samarkand, was published in 1880. Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon (1845- 19?? ) traveled with her husband, Károly Jenő Ujfalvy de Mezőkövesd (16 May 1842 – 31 January 1904) who was a noted ethnographic researcher and linguist of Central Asia and the Himalayas. In 1876 he was sent by the French Ministry of Public Education on a scientific expedition to the newly conquered regions of Russian Central Asia. Marie accompanied him on the journey, something that was extremely rare for a woman of that time to do. She recorded their travels... Read More
Der Conservator oder prakitische Anleitung, Naturalien aller Reiche zu sammeln, zu conserviren und fur wissenschaftliche Zwecke...Mineralien und Pflanzen versehen.

Der Conservator oder prakitische Anleitung, Naturalien aller Reiche zu sammeln, zu conserviren und fur wissenschaftliche Zwecke...Mineralien und Pflanzen versehen.

By A. V. Streubel. Berlin: Verlag von Ferdinand Rubach, 1845.
Adoption Amount: $1,450   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

This is a manual for collecting, preserving, and organizing natural-history specimens: specifically, the arrangement of a mineral collection, organizing a botanical collection and creating an herbarium, and the conservation of zoological exhibits. These subjects form one of the Cullman Library's particular interests, in support of collection management staff as well as historical research at the National Museum of Natural History. The half-dozen or so German manuals in our collection fall mainly at either end of the 1800s, and this one forms a continuum through the 19th century. The book... Read More
Wallpaper sample in Die Tapete

Die Tapete

By Gustav E. Pazaurek. Stuttgart: Walter Hadecke Verlag, 1922.
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Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

A curvy stripe pattern adorns the cover and several tipped in black and white and color images are included in this concise, and informative history of wallpaper and its uses by German art historian Gustav E. Pazaurek, the title of which translates to "The Wallpaper: Contribution to Your History and Aesthetic Rating." Pazaurek, known for his earlier books on aesthetics and taste, was an influential member of the Deutscher Werkbund (German Work Federation) - an association of artists, designers, architects and industrialists whose goal was to inspire good design and craftsmanship... Read More
Silk fragments from Palmyra

Die Textilien aus Palmyra

By Andreas Schmidt-Colinet. Mainz am Rhein: P. von Zabern, 2000.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

The ancient city of Palmyra was, for a number of centuries, an important trading center for materials transported across the Silk Road to and from many points in Asia and the Middle East. Much of our current understanding of silk in antiquity comes from the study of material from Palmyra. This book on Palmyra textiles picks up from earlier scholarship, seeking to identify the origin of these silks and to expand their cultural context. One chapter looks at the Chinese inscriptions on the silks.  Another describes the techniques and possible dyes used in the Eastern... Read More
Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise, bildlich dargestellt und beschreiben...

Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise, bildlich dargestellt und beschreiben...

By E. F. Germar. Halle: C.A. Schwetschke und Sohn, 1844-1853.
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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

This book by Germar (1786-1853), a professor of mineralogy at the University of Halle and the director of its mineralogical cabinet/museum, focuses on fossils discovered in Saxony, constituting some of the earliest fossil material described in Europe. It is of considerable importance to paleobiology, as the plant and animal taxa described in it are the basis of species, genus, and family names in modern paleoentomology and paleobotany. Read More
Dineh Bizad, Navajo, his Language title page

Dineh Bizad, Navaho, his language

Tolchaco, Ariz.: Mission to the Navaho Indians, [pref. 1910].
Adoption Amount: $450   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

This small 4 x 6 inch handbook written by Presbyterian missionary Frederick G Mitchel is  “ . .  the fruit of a sincere desire to help those who seek a working knowledge of the Navaho language.”   It includes an alphabet with English sound words, conjugated verbs, an English-Navaho word list and other subject-oriented word lists for places, travel, greetings, time and seasons, money and numbers, personal pronouns, parts of the body, and family relations.  In warning the reader how difficult Navaho is to learn, Mitchell could never have dreamed that difficulty... Read More
Discours sur la structure des fleurs, leurs differences et l'usage de leurs parties....

Discours sur la structure des fleurs, leurs differences et l'usage de leurs parties....

By Sébastien Vaillant. A Leide: Chez Pierre vander Aa ..., MDCCXVIII [1718].
Adoption Amount: $4,125   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

This short publication by a little-known botanist gave Linnaeus the diagnostic tools and the anatomical terminology for his sexual system of classifying plants. After studying botany under Tournefort at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, Vaillant (1669-1722) established a herbarium there and showed such talent and dedication that over time he rose through the ranks to become the director. This publication is his inaugural address for the opening of a new portion of the Jardin in 1717, in which he described his observations of the reproductive characteristics of plants "identifying the... Read More

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