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Cover of The Gardens of Kijkuit

The Gardens of Kijkuit

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Elizabeth Woodburn, a well known 20th century American botanical rare book collector, considered The Gardens of Kijkuit a wonderful example of a pictorial book on one estate and its grounds. The book documents John D. Rockerfeller’s estate, cicra 1919, in upstate New York called Kijkuit, Dutch for...Read More
Geometriae pars universalis- inserviens quantitatum curvarum transmutationi & mensurae.

Geometriae pars Universalis

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Three major works of Scottish mathematician and astronomer James Gregory (1638-1675) who discovered infinite series representations for a number of trigonometry functions, although he is mostly remembered for his description of the first practical reflecting telescope, now known as the...Read More
Georgia O'Keeffe Correspondence with Joseph Hirshhorn

Georgia O'Keeffe Correspondence with Joseph Hirshhorn

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Joseph Hirshhorn mingled and corresponded with numerous artists and dealers while amassing his art collection. Included in the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers are letters and images documenting his relationship with Georgia O'Keeffe. Other frequent correspondents are Hirshhorn's...Read More
Georgii Trapezuntii In Claudii Ptolemaei centum aphorismos commentarius...

Georgii Trapezuntii In Claudii Ptolemaei Centum Aphorismos Commentarius

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A collection of notable works relating to astrology dealing with body condition, the soul, luck and accidents, and various medical topics all dealt with in terms of their relationship to the stars. The commentator, George Trebizond, a celebrated scholar, became professor of Greek at Venice around...Read More
The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn, cover

The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn

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John Randolph Spears (b. 1850) was a well-traveled journalist at turn of the century, eventually writing nearly a dozen books, primarily on nautical and maritime themes. This early title is about the land, sea, flora, fauna, and cultures of South America’s southernmost region. The “gold diggings”...Read More
Cover of Gold Fever

Gold Fever

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Author of eight books in the National Postal Museum Library alone (including Gold Fever, California Gold, Black Gold, Klondike Gold, and Victoria Gold) Kenneth Kutz is a gold enthusiast. This 400-page book tells the history of gold prospecting around the world and the effect it had on early...Read More
Gold Fever and the Art of Panning and Sluicing, cover

Gold Fever and the Art of Panning and Sluicing

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Lois DeLorenzo gets down and dirty when explaining how to search for gold in the wilderness of North America. Her text and detailed drawings include information on how to assess whether an area is likely to contain gold deposits and how to build the tools necessary for panning and sluicing....Read More
Cover of Gold Rush Steamers

Gold Rush Steamers of the Pacific

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This book is a large-font reprint of the 1938 original. It was written by Columbia University graduate, mining expert, and California historian Ernest Abram Wiltsee, who was a collector of covers. (A cover is the name stamp collectors have given to what most people call envelopes.) The...Read More
Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail, cover

Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail

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This 50-page book is copy number 160 of only 500 in a limited-edition printing. Number six of the Pacific History Series, this book's cover features a handsome 1867 image of the wooden side-paddle wheel steamer "China." This ship was manufactured to transport mail across the Pacific, from San...Read More
The Golden Figures of Buddha and Buddhist Sites in Thailand, photographs

The Golden Figures of Buddha and Buddhist Sites in Thailand

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Legend has it that during the third century B.C., the Indian emperor Ashoka (272-232 B.C.) sent monks to Thailand to spread the teachings of the Buddha. Archaeological evidence contradicts this story, indicating that the earliest contact between Thailand and India did not occur until 50-250 A....Read More

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