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Digitized library materials and select archival materials, such as field books, from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) are available in this Internet Archive smithsonian_books collection.

Digitized library materials are also available in SLA's Digital Library and its corresponding Internet Archive smithsonian collection, which generally excludes natural history subject areas. SLA's digitized natural history library and archival materials can be found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and in the equivalent Internet Archive biodiversity collection.


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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution
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GeoRef
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Iris Society; Sturtevant, Robert S
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Place of publication varies
Topic: Irises (Plants)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
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1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 25 cm., bound to 30 cm
Topic: Birds -- New York (State) -- Oyster Bay
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials
Topics: Serpents, Serpent worship
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Waring, Mary E
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viii, 171 p. : 22 cm
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Topic: Embroidery
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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[28] p., 17 leaves of plates : 21 x 30 cm
Topics: Embroidery, Needlework
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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...
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Esper, Eugen Johann Christoph, 1742-1810; Charpentier, Toussaint von, 1779-1847; Bock, Johann Carl, b. 1757, engraver; Leitner, Johann, engraver; Volkart, J. F., engraver; Schaus, William, 1859- , former owner. DSI
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First published in Erlangen [1785]-1801
Topics: Butterflies, Lepidoptera
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
digitized
Topic: Ethiopia -- Description and travel
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Butterick Publishing Company
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154 p. : 28 cm
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Topic: Knitting
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Steenis, C. G. G. J. van (Cornelis Gijsbert Gerrit Jan), ed; Indonesia. Departemen Pertanian; Foundation Flora Malesiana
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At head of title: Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Agriculture
Topics: Botany, Phytogeography, Plant collectors
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Steenis, C. G. G. J. van (Cornelis Gijsbert Gerrit Jan), ed; Indonesia. Departemen Pertanian; Foundation Flora Malesiana
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At head of title: Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Agriculture
Topics: Botany, Phytogeography, Plant collectors
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by New York Embroidery House
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Bowes, James Lord, 1834-1899
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3 p., l., [v]-ix, [2] p., 1 l., 379 p. 29 cm
Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Japanese
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by French, Hollis, 1868-1940; Walpole Society (U.S.)
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At head of title: The Walpole society
Topics: Silverwork, Hallmarks
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
x, 264, [1] leaf of plates : 25 x 32 cm
Topics: Animal locomotion, Photography of animals
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890; Tucker, Marcia Brady, former owner. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and H.D. Minot
Topics: Bird populations, Birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Landscape gardening
xii, [9]-265 p. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
xxiii, 449, [1] p. 26 cm
Topics: Freemasons, Symbolism, Eschatology, Religion
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by United States. Patent Office
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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...
vii, 72 p. 32 cm
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Gayet, Albert Jean, 1856-
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Series title also at head of t.-p
Topics: Islamic art, Art, Arab
2 p. l., 1113, [1] p. 23 cm
Topic: Bible. Samoan. 1872
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Tokyo Shokubutsu Gakkai; Nihon Shokubutsu Gakkai
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Title varies slightly
Topics: Plants, Botany
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by King, Jeanne Snodgrass, 1927-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269)
Topics: Indians of North America, Indian art
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Laing, J. J; Bradley, John William, 1830-1916. Manual of illuminations
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16th thousand
Topic: Illumination of books and manuscripts
viii, 303, [1] pages, 25 unnumbered leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Sewing, Knitting, Dressmaking -- Pattern design, Tailoring -- Pattern design
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910
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xxx, 256 p. : 20 cm
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Topic: Alphabets
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by University of Michigan. Center for Chinese Studies; Freer Gallery of Art; University of Michigan. Department of the History of Art
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Issued by the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan
Topics: Islamic art, Art, Asian, Art
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Binet, René, 1866-1911; Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926
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statement of responsibility: par René Binet, architecte ; preface de Gustave Geffroy
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art nouveau, Architecture, Interior decoration, Jewelry
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Munsell, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1858-1918
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Cover title
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Topic: Color
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heck, J. G. (Johann Georg), -1857; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
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statement of responsibility: Systematically arranged by J.G. Heck. Translated from the German, with additions, and edited by Spencer F. Baird ... illustrated by five hundred steel plates, containing upwards of twelve thousand engravings
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by United States. Patent Office
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
CHM copy 39088008281594 has bookplate: Gift of James H. Fraser
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Type and type-founding, Printing
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by United States. Patent Office
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
317 p. : 28 cm
Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 -- Exhibitions, Mongols -- History -- To 1500 -- Exhibitions, Mongols --...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Gould, John, 1804-1881; Wolf, Joseph, 1820-1899, ill; Richter, Henry Constantine, 1821-1902, lithographer; Hart, William Matthew, 1830-1908, ill; Walter, printer of plates; Stanhope, James Banks, former owner. DSI; Clare College (University of Cambridge). Wane Collection, former owner. DSI
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With introduction and accompanying letterpress to the plates; issued in 25 parts, 1862-1873
Topic: Birds
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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First published in 1968 under title: The invention of the sewing machine
Topic: Sewing machines
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Includes transfer patterns
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
texts

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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
Vol. 1 is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Vols. 2-6, each with half-title only, are mainly plates accompanied by descriptive text and were published in 20 "livraisons," 1877-1886
Topic: Costume
p. 289-416 : 19 cm
Topic: Macramé
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Fabre, Jean-Henri, 1823-1915; Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander, 1865-1921; Stawell, Maud Margaret (Key), 1865-; Detmold, Edward Julius, 1883-1957
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Topic: Insects
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
texts

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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)
xvi, 747 p. 31 cm
Topics: Plate, Goldwork, Silverwork, Hallmarks
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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[10] p. 34 cm
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Freer Gallery of Art; At¸l, Esin; Atl, Esin; Chase, W. T. (William Thomas); Jett, Paul; Smithsonian Institution
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"Exhibition held at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., September 27, 1985-January 5, 1986"--T.p. verso
Topics: Freer Gallery of Art, Art metal-work, Islamic art metal-work
315, [1] p. incl. front. 23 cm
Topic: Igbo (African people)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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"A monthly magazine on practical gardening."
Topic: Gardening
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Houghton, Walter R. (Walter Raleigh), 1845-1929
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424 p. : 20 cm
Topic: Etiquette
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 1777-1855
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XVIII, 668, [10] p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Number theory
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Whall, W. B; Whall, R. H
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Topic: Sea songs