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by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Knitting
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by Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875; Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893; Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877; Sky Meadow Bindery, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Decoration and ornament
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists, Decoration and ornament -- Japan -- Periodicals, Artists -- Japan...
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by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917; Verneuil, M. P. (Maurice Pillard), 1869-1942, ill
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statement of responsibility: sous la direction de M. Eugène Grasset
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
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by Waring, Mary E
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627; Thackston, W. M. (Wheeler McIntosh), 1944-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 480-482) and index
Topic: Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627
statement of responsibility: von Alfred Levertin
Topics: Mechanotherapy, Exercise therapy
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statement of responsibility: par Salomon de Caus, ingenieur et architecte de son altesse palatine electorale
Topics: Early works to 1800, Mechanical engineering, Barrel organ, Hydraulic, Caves, Fountains
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by New York Embroidery House
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
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v. : 29 cm
Topics: Aeronautics, Periodicals, Aeronautics -- Italy -- Periodicals
Topic: Igbo (African people)
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by Ensko, Stephen Guernsey Cook, 1896-1969
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Maps show location of silversmiths in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, 1660 to 1800
Topics: Silversmiths, Hallmarks, Silverwork
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Volume title pages, -v. 3, The decorator's assistant and weekly record of painting, sculpture, popular science &ct.; v. 4-5, The decorator's assistant
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
statement of responsibility: revis'd, design'd, and publish'd by Giacomo Leoni ... ; translated from the Italian original
Topic: Architecture
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by Wilkie, Harriet Cushman
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Topic: Embroidery
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by French, Hollis, 1868-1940; Walpole Society (U.S.)
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At head of title: The Walpole society
Topics: Silverwork, Hallmarks
2 p. l., 1113, [1] p. 23 cm
Topic: Bible. Samoan. 1872
viii, 303, [1] pages, 25 unnumbered leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Sewing, Knitting, Dressmaking -- Pattern design, Tailoring -- Pattern design
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by Levenson, Jay A; Curto, Diogo Ramada; Turner, Jack, 1968-; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution); National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition, June 24-September 16, 2007, organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in partnership with the National Museum of African Art
Topics: Discoveries in geography, History, Modern, History, Modern, History, Modern
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by Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889; Ware, Charles Pickard, 1840-1921; Garrison, Lucy McKim, 1842-1877
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Unaccompanied melodies
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Topics: African Americans, Folk music, Folk songs, English, Spirituals (Songs), Slaves
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Gernsback, Hugo 1884-1967
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Published by: Experimenter Pub. Co.,
Topics: Technology, Science, Electricity, Electric engineering
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Design Digitized: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library’s Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program
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Topic: Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
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by Hardouin, G; Manufacture Parisienne des Cotons L.V. et M.F.A
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Cover title
Topics: Irish crochet lace, Lace and lace making
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Each issue illustrated with chromolithographs
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Topics: Nature (Aesthetics), Natural history, Art, Chromolithography, Victorian, Cromolithography
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by Springer, Jaro, 1856-1915; International Chalcographical Society
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Also published in German in the same year: Gothische Alphabete
Topics: Alphabets, Lettering, Initials, Illumination of books and manuscripts, E. S., Meister, active 15th...
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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"Works of reference consulted": p. [xii]
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Topic: Pottery
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by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain); Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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statement of responsibility: published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Topics: Science, Geology, Pictorial works, Meterology, Pictorial works
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Biographical notes of artists: p. 355-410
Topics: Sports in art, Sporting prints, Hunting, Artists
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919; Bibliographisches Institut (Leipzig, Germany)
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statement of responsibility: von Prof. Dr. Ernst Haeckel
Topic: Natural history
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by Nash, Joseph, 1809-1878; Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885; Roberts, David, 1796-1864; Dickinson Brothers (Firm)
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statement of responsibility: from the originals painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert, by Messrs. Nash, Haghe and Roberts, R.A. ; published under the express sanction of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, president of the Royal Commission, to whom the work is, by permission, dedicated
Topic: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
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Cover title
Topics: Knitting, Crocheting
Topics: Freemasons, Symbolism, Eschatology, Religion
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by Bowes, James Lord, 1834-1899
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Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Japanese
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
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by Morvillo, Anthony, author; Scott, H. L., former owner. DSI; St. Ignatius Mission Print, publisher
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Attributed to Anthony Morvillo
Topics: Nez Percé language, English language
CHM copy 39088008281594 has bookplate: Gift of James H. Fraser
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Topics: Type and type-founding, Printing
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by Harris, William Cornwallis, Sir, 1807-1848
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statement of responsibility: by Major W. Cornwallis Harris
Topics: Catalogs, Manuscripts, Ethiopic, Manuscripts, Amharic
Part of the plates printed on both sides
Topics: Cabinetwork, Furniture
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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by Loughridge, R. M. (Robert McGill), 1809-1900
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236 p. : 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries -- Creek, Creek language -- Dictionaries -- English
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by Munsell, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1858-1918
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Cover title
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Topic: Color
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by Kelly, Bernice M; Stanley, Janet L; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. National Museum of African Art Branch
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Includes indexes
Topics: Artists, Art, Nigerian
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by Arthur, Anne Knox
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Topic: Embroidery
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists, Decoration and ornament -- Japan -- Periodicals, Artists -- Japan...
Topic: Posters
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by Laing, J. J; Bradley, John William, 1830-1916. Manual of illuminations
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Topic: Illumination of books and manuscripts
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by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910
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Topic: Alphabets
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by Goubaud, Adolphe, Madame
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Running title: Guipure d'art
Topic: Battenberg lace
Topic: Weaving
96 pages : 15 x 24 cm
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Topics: Penmanship, Study and teaching, Penmanship -- Study and teaching
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890; Dollfus-Mieg & Cie
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Première-2me série: 14 x 21 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Includes transfer patterns
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by Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 1777-1855
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XVIII, 668, [10] p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Number theory
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by Lutz, Edwin George, 1868-
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630; Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601; Rudolph II, emperor of Germany, 1552-1612; Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792, former owner. DSI; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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Caspar. M. Bibl. Kepleriana
Topics: Astronomy, Planetary theory
On cover: A new serial containing articles upon stitches, methods of work, design, and other subjects connected with the study of fine needlework, with coloured plates and other illustrations
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
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Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
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by King, Jeanne Snodgrass, 1927-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269)
Topics: Indians of North America, Indian art
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
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by Farmer, Fannie Merritt, 1857-1915; Boston Cooking School (Boston, Mass.)
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Topic: Cooking, American
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by Cooper, Elizabeth, 1877-1945
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Topic: Women
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by Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879; Burndy Library, donor. DSI; Royal Society (Great Britain)
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Extracted from: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, v. 155 (1865)
Topic: Electromagnetic fields
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by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
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by Peterson, Harold Leslie, 1922-
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Bibliography: p. 78-81
Topic: Tomahawks
1 p. l., [vii]-xi, [1], 560 p. 25 cm
Topics: Light, Color, Color -- Therapeutic use, Phototherapy
Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano"
Topics: Astronomy, Telescopes, Early works to 1800, Early works to 1800
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by Leonard, Anna B; Robineau, Adelaide Alsop, 1865?-1929
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"A monthly magazine for the china painter and potter."
Topics: Pottery, Decoration and ornament