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Commentatio II.  De Zoolitho-dendroidis in genre et in specie de Schwartzburgico-Sondershusianis curiosissimus ac formosissimus...

Alberti Ritter Gymnasii Ilfeldensis Regii Con-Rectoris Commentatio II. De Zoolithodendroidis in Genere et in Specie de Schvvartzburgico-Sondershusanis Curiosissimis ac Formosissimis...

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Albrecht Ritter (1684-1748) was in instructor at the royal Stiftscollegium at Ilefeld, Germany. Although relatively little is know about him, he was an early proponent of taking students into the field and learning from direct observation of and experience with the natural world. A member of the...Read More
Algorithmus linealis numerationem additionem subtractionem duplationem, mediationem, multiplicationem, divisionem, et progessionem una cum regula de tri per stringens.

Algorithmus Linealis Numeratione[m]

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One of the earliest treatises on calculation by the aid of counters on an abacus. In the dedication, Heinrich Stromer von Auerbach (1482-1542) refers to Aristotle and Boethius. There is a brief introduction on the use of counters or projectiles, then the work covers addition, subtraction,...Read More
All That Glitters

All That Glitters

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Learn more about the history of metallurgy! All That Glitters features a selection of 43 scholarly articles on topics ranging from metallurgy to mining, which originally appeared in the Bulletin of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Accompanying the articles on metallurgy are...Read More
Title Page of American Entomology

American Entomology

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Thomas Say (1787-1834) was a self-taught naturalist who has come to be considered the Father of American Entomology.  In 1812 he became one of the founding/charter members of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia and actually lived at the Academy and tended its small museum...Read More
Benin antiquities

Antique Works of Art from Benin

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In 1897, an unauthorized party of 250 British merchants and African soldiers disguised as porters approached the powerful city of Benin, located in what is now southern Nigeria, intending to overthrow its king and reestablish a once lucrative trade outpost. They were ambushed en route, only...Read More
Ants bees wasps_title page

Ants, Bees, and Wasps

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This volume contains the author’s record of various experiments with ants, bees, and wasps at the turn of the 20th century. Lubbock wrote that his "object has been not so much to describe the usual habits of these insects as to test their mental condition and powers of sense." Beautifully...Read More
Anweisung für Anfänger, Pflanzen zum Nutzen und Vergnügen zu sammeln und nach dem Linneischen System zu bestimmen.   AND  Anweisung Pflanzen zum Nutzen und Vergnügen zu sammeln und nach dem Linneischen System zu bestimmen.

Anweisung für Anfänger Pflanzen zum Nutzen und Vergnügen zu Sammlen AND Anweisung Pflanzen zum Nutzen und Vergnügen zu Sammeln

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Held by only one and two libraries respectively in North America, these are the 1st and 2nd editions of a work on collecting plants and preparing a herbarium following the Linnaean system. Their purchase strengthens SIL's significant collection of historical works on natural history cabinets and...Read More
Aquatilium animalium historiae The history of aquatic animals

Aquatilium Animalium Historiae

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Ippolito Salviani's book on aquatic animals is renowned as one of the three 16th century works that established ichthyology as a modern science; SIL holds the other two and this completes the trio. A professor of medicine at the University of Rome and physician to several Popes, Salviani collected...Read More
Aranei, or, A natural history of spiders....

Aranei, or A Natural History of Spiders

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Thomas Martyn's Aranei translated into English Carl Alexander Clerck's Svenska spindlar/Aranei Svecici (Stockholm, 1757), the founding text on modern scientific nomenclature for spiders, with illustrations originally published in Eleazar Albin's Natural History of Spiders (London, 1736). Eleazar...Read More
Architectural designs for model country residences

Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences

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A book published to sell his designs to prospective clients and illustrated with twenty lithographs in full color, Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences is one of the handsomest American books of architecture published in the 19th century. It includes designs for villas, cottages, and...Read More