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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Build and Access the Collection – $250
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

Preserve for the Future – $1,600
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
Ants bees wasps_title page

Ants, Bees, and Wasps

Preserve for the Future – $750
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
Archaeological researches in Costa Rica, map

Archæological Researches in Costa Rica

Preserve for the Future – $550
Considered a publication of exceptional value, this thorough study of Costa Rican archaeology investigates graves and burial mounds, pottery vessels, and buildings. The author spent over a year working in the field, both on the Atlantic coast and the interior of the country. The volume is...Read More
Cover of Arizona /  Isamu Noguchi, Issey Miyake.


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An attractive, slipcased catalog for a collaborative exhibition of sculptor Isamu Noguchi, painter Genichiro Inokuma, and designer Issey Miyake at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA), Japan, highlighting the mutual influence of the three friends and their hybrid...Read More
Arizona highways.

Arizona Highways

Build and Access the Collection – $500
“Civilization Follows the Improved Highway.” That was and still is the motto of the enduring and always alluring travel magazine Arizona Highways.  It was first published in 1925 as an engineering newsletter by the Arizona Highway Department. By the 1930s, it had segued into a...Read More