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The baby's opera - a book of old rhymes with new dresses

The baby's opera : a book of old rhymes with new dresses

By Walter Crane. London &: George Routledge and Sons, [1877].
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Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most prolific and influential children's book creator of his generation. His work featured some of the more colorful and child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize nursery rhymes and children's stories for many years. He illustrated a series of sixpenny toy books of nursery rhymes. The Baby's Opera was a book of English nursery songs and part of a course of instruction in the arts for the nursery.
Samoan dictionary...with a short grammar of the Samoan dialect

Samoan dictionary...with a short grammar of the Samoan dialect

By George Pratt. Samoa: The London Missionary Society's Press, 1862.
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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Samoan dictionary...with a short grammar of the Samoan dialect by George Pratt. Samoa: London Missionary Society's Press, 1862. The Reverend George Pratt, a missionary, lived in Samoa from 1839 to 1879 and was the first person to document the Samoan language. This book is the first edition of his classic dictionary, printed in Samoa itself on the Missionary Society's press. This particular copy was owned by Otis T. Mason, curator of ethnology at NMNH from 1884 to 1908. It is the only copy in Washington DC, and only 12 other copies are known in all of the U.S.  
Le cheval, extérieur régions, pied, proportions, aplombs, allures, age, aptitudes, robes, tares, vices, vente et achat, examen critique des œuvres d'art équestre

Le cheval, extérieur régions, pied, proportions, aplombs, allures, age, aptitudes, robes, tares, vices, vente et achat, examen critique des œuvres d'art équestre

By Eugène Alix. Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1886.
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Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

This is a very rare 19th century anatomy book with 16 lithograph plates with movable parts revealing layers of muscles, bone structure and organs of a horse when a series of flaps are turned. The detailed text on all aspects of the anatomy of several breeds of horses is by veterinarian Eugène Alix. Colored plates along with those with movable parts were created by Édouard Cuyer, painter and anatomist at the National Art Academy at Paris and professor of anatomy at the Rouen Academy of Arts. Le cheval is a great example of a medical manual of the 19th century that employs illustrations with...
A monograph of the works of McKim, Mead & White, 1879-1915

A Monograph of the Works of McKim, Mead & White, 1879-1915

New York: B. Blom, 1973.
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Library: American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

McKim, Mead & White was one of the preeminent American architectural firms at the turn of the twentieth century. This classic monograph reproduces plans and facades some of the firm's most famous works such as the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park, New York City, the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, The Boston Public Library, and the renovation of the White House in Washington, DC.
Grundlagen der Chemie

Grundlagen der Chemie

By Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev. St. Petersburg: Verlag von Carl Ricker ..., 1891.
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Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Grundlagen der Chemie. By Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich. St. Petersburg: Carl Ricker, 1891. This book contains the important discovery first published by the University of St. Petersburg in 1869. In it the author presented his arrangement showing the periodic character of the elements and their atomic weights. Such a table enabled him to predict the discovery of three unknown elements (gallium, scandium, and germanium) by their chemical and physical properties from their expected position in the table.
Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise

Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Françoise


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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Serving as Apothecary Botanist in the colony of French Guiana on the northern coast of South America, Aublet established a major herbarium of the flora of the region, which formed the basis for this seminal work on Neotropical botany. In its four volumes he covers 576 genera of plants, of which over 200 were new to Western science, and includes almost 400 copperplate engravings.
Opticks

Opticks

By Isaac Newton. London: Printed for Sam. Smith, and Benj. Walford ..., 1704.
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Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Opticks: or, A treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflexions and colours of light : also two treatises of the species and magnitude of curvilinear figures. by Isaac Newton. London: Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1704. This important work in the history of science is the classical formulation and first full presentation of Newton's corpuscular, or emission theory of light. Newton delayed the publication of the book for several years to avoid possible unpleasant debates over priority with contemporary scientist and frequent adversary, Robert Hooke. Condition and treatment: This volume...
Adversaria anatomica omnia...

Adversaria anatomica omnia...

By Giambattista Morgagni. Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1741.
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Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Adversaria anatomica is a series of observations on fine anatomy, particularly human internal organs. Morgagni's profoundly intriguing intellect is apparent even in this early work. Despite the modesty of its title, "Notes on anatomy," Morgagni's book actually records a whole succession of discoveries regarding minute organic mechanisms. These represent new contributions to the mechanical interpretation of the structure of the human body.
Istoria natural del Casentino- Con la vera teoria della terra.

Istoria natural del Casentino: Con la vera teoria della terra.

By Luigi Tramontani.
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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Istoria natural del Casentino: Con la vera teoria della terra. (v. 1-2)by Luigi Tramontani. Firenze: Nella Stamperia della Carita', 1800-1802.A scarce work on the natural history of the Casentino valley — held by only 4 libraries in the U.S. — these two volumes describe the botany, zoology, and geology of the long valley in northeastern Tuscany which contains centuries-old forests (now a national park) and the head-springs the Arno river.Condition: Two volumes in original paper wrappers. Some surface dirt. Attached to press-board pamphlet bindings in mid-20th century.Treatment: Remove from...
Systema entomologiae - pars 1.

Systema entomologiae : pars 1.

By Heinrich Buchecker. München: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1876.
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Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Held by fewer than 10 libraries in the U.S., Buchecker's work consists largely of hand-colored plates of dragonflies and damselflies.

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