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Don Phelippe por la Gracia de Dios Rey

Preserve for the Future – $5,100
This is a brilliant example of an early 17th-century Spanish petition relating to nobility, similar in style to examples from Granada. The rank of Baron is signified by the five helmet bars in the crest on the coat of arms full-page miniature. To the left is another full-page miniature, likely of...Read More
Early Chinese Jades  - Jade

Early Chinese Jades

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So who authors an important scholarly work on early Chinese jades; maps the main prison camps in Germany and Austria during WWI; writes biographies about Anna Van Schurman, Agnes Strickland, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charles Dickens; writes first-hand accounts of talks of rebel leaders...Read More
Eine gläserne Flinte und zugleich nüzliche Bergwerksmaschiene...

Eine Gläserne Flinte und Zugleich Nüzliche Bergwerksmaschiene

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This fugitive promotional piece advertises the author's invention, a portable electric lighter, which he designed for mining and smelting but which had much broader uses. The lighter is considered in the literature of the history of science the first electric household appliance. A German pioneer...Read More
Emperor Kangxi and the Sun King Louis XIV

Emperor Kangxi and The Sun King Louis XIV

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Emperor Kangxi and King Louis XIV of France, also known as Louis the Great, were both considered among the greatest rulers of their respective countries. They have been compared politically and militarily, but few comparisons in artistic achievements have been done. Both rulers came to the...Read More
Title page of English Table Glass

English Table Glass

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Percy Bate was born in Manchester in 1868.  In addition to English Table Glass, he authored several books on portraiture and other forms of art.  He was Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and later Director of Aberdeen Municipal Art Gallery and Museum.  In English...Read More
Epistola de praecipuis naturae et artis curiosis speciminibus musei...

Epistola de Praecipuis Naturae et Artis Curiosis Speciminibus Musei

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The natural history rare book collection includes a growing body of publications describing, cataloging, illustrating, and/or discussing early natural history cabinets and specimen collections. They are important to scientific researchers for identifying collections and individual specimens that...Read More
Eskimo Folk-Tales

Eskimo Folk-Tales

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Published in 1921, Eskimo Folk-Tales is a collection of stories told by Greenlandic Inuit to esteemed polar explorer and anthropologist, Knud Rasmussen. Born in Greenland to a Danish father and Inuit mother, Rasmussen grew up in an Arctic Inuit community, where he learned Kalaallisut (Western...Read More
Wooden spoons from the Congo

Ethnographisch Album Van Het Stroomgebied Van Den Congo

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This illustrated album of Congolese art and material culture in the Rijks Ethnographische Museum is an exemplar of meticulous ethnographic documentation done in the early 20th century—the heyday of European ethnographic museums. The book features incredible illustrations of spoons—made of...Read More
Man walking, running from Études de physiologie artistique ...

Etudes de Physiologie Artistique Faites au Moyen de la Chronophotographie

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“Movement is the most important act in that all functions borrow from one another to fulfill one another."  Etienne-Jules Marey English photographer Eadward Muybridge is famous for his pioneering work in studying animal and human motion in 1877-78, in which he used several cameras to capture...Read More
Design for a lantern in Examples of ornamental metal work

Examples of Ornamental Metal Work

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The Cooper Hewitt Library has a large collection of ornamental pattern books from all times periods that serve designers as an important means of inspiration. In this survey of metal work, English architectural draftsman, illuminator, and antiquary Henry Shaw (1800-1873) presents a variety of...Read More

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