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Du Temps

Du Temps

Medieval time wheel with twelve signs of zodiac; activities, usually related to plants or planting, for each month of the year; and center scene of woman in summer above man in winter. Illus. and text in: De pr... more

Typus gramatic

Typus gramatic

Grammar represented as a woman with alphabet board and a key showing a youth the entrance to university building filled with students. Illus. in: Margarita philosophica / Gregor Reisch. Friburgi : I. Schott, 15... more

[Shepherd with bagpipes gazing at heavens, with sheepdogs, sheep and wolf]

[Shepherd with bagpipes gazing at heavens, with sheepdogs, sheep and w...

Illus. in: Der scaepherders kalengier. Antwerp : Gheprent bij W. Vosterman, 1516. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 24.

[Title page of Pliny's Natural history, with decorative border of dolphins and illustration of St. Michael lancing dragon]

[Title page of Pliny's Natural history, with decorative border of dolp...

Title page in: Historia naturalis / C. Plinus Secundus. Venice : J. de Spira, 1519. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 53.

[Printing press of Joducus Badius with three workers in shop]

[Printing press of Joducus Badius with three workers in shop]

Illus. in: Epistolae / Gullaume Bude. Parisiis : Venudantur in officina I. Baddii, 1520. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 12.

Henricus Cornelius Agrippa Lit. Feyerlein

Henricus Cornelius Agrippa Lit. Feyerlein

Portrait print showing Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, right profile. Reference print filed in BIOG FILE - Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486-1535 Title from item. Published as frontis... more

[Atlas, dressed like an ancient king, holding earth centered universe on his shoulders]

[Atlas, dressed like an ancient king, holding earth centered universe ...

Illus. in: The cosmographical glasse / William Cuningham. Excusum Londini : I Day, 1559. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 16.

[Horse, drawn to show muscle structure and anatomy]

[Horse, drawn to show muscle structure and anatomy]

Illus. in: Dell' anotomia et dell' infirmita del cavallo / Carlo Ruini. Bologna : Presso gli heredi di G. Rossi, 1598, p. 295. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Libra... more

[Title page of De magnete, with serpent wound about wooden T staff clasped by two hands]

[Title page of De magnete, with serpent wound about wooden T staff cla...

Title page in: De magnete / William Gilbert. Londini: Excudebat Petrus Short, 1600. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 15.

[Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada): two men at top in war attire, with shield, bow, and arrows; mother holding paddle and nursing infant; and men clothed for winter, wearing snowshoes]

[Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada): two men at top i...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 23 recto.

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada), showing Indians driving deer towards fences into narrow enclosure to be killed, and two dead deer hanging from bent trees]

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada)...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, opp. p. 52.

Der Warner

Der Warner

Anti-Catholic lampoon, in which a messenger warns of Jesuit schemes after the Catholic defeats on the field. Issued after Tilly's defeat at Rain on 15-16 April 1632.

[Cassiopeia constellation depicted as Cassiopeia in chair, with key to stars' names at left and new star or nova at right]

[Cassiopeia constellation depicted as Cassiopeia in chair, with key to...

Illus. in: Opera omnia / Tycho Brahe. Francofurti : Impensis I.G. Schoweteri, 1648, p. 236. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 33.

De Nova stella, anni 1572

De Nova stella, anni 1572

New star discovered in 1572 by Tycho Brahe in the constellation Cassopeia. Illus. in: Opera omnia / Tycho Brahe. Francofurti: Impensis I.G. Schweteri, 1648, p. 235. Published in: The tradition of science / Leon... more

[Moon as solid body with irregular surface features in first telescopic drawings of moon to be published]

[Moon as solid body with irregular surface features in first telescopi...

Illus. and text in: Syderus nuncius. In Opere di Galileo Galilei. Vol. 2. Bononiae : HH. de Ducijs, 1655 p. 14. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress,... more

The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations

The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations

Page from 18th century almanac, illustrating the signs and images of the zodiac as related to a man's anatomy. Reference copy in LOT 7007-B.

Multi eorum qui fuerant curiosa sectati ... / A. Faldoni, inv.

Multi eorum qui fuerant curiosa sectati ... / A. Faldoni, inv.

Voluntary burning of superstitious books at Ephesus by new converts of St. Paul. Frontispiece in: Index libroru prohiditoru. Romae : Extpyographia Reverenda Camerae Apostolicae, 1758. Published in: The traditio... more

The fire engine, common pump, &c

The fire engine, common pump, &c

Print shows three figures illustrating water pumps; figure 3 shows a water tank with two men operating a pump and a fireman holding a hose. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil on upper left corner: 1765. (DLC/... more

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Print shows several rows of Shakers, separated by gender, performing a step dance in the meeting hall at New Lebanon, New York; a woman spectator is seated in left foreground and a top hat rests on a bench on t... more

James Hamilton, M.D. Revd. John Wesley, M.A. Revd. Joseph Cole as they were seen walking in the street at Edinburgh in the year 1790 Horton

James Hamilton, M.D. Revd. John Wesley, M.A. Revd. Joseph Cole as they...

Print shows in right profile, from left to right, 1. James Hamilton, 2. Revd. John Wesley, and 3. Revd. Joseph Cole as they walk arm in arm on an Edinburgh street. Title from item. Printed at top: Eighty seven ... more

[Automated mill, designed by Oliver Evans, for processing grain] / James Poupard, scult.

[Automated mill, designed by Oliver Evans, for processing grain] / Jam...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The young mill-wright & miller's guide : in five parts, embellished with twenty five plates ... / by Oliver Evans, of Philadelphia. Philadelphia : Printed for, and sol... more

[Front facade and floor plan for 18th century building]

[Front facade and floor plan for 18th century building]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The country builder's assistant : containing a collection of new designs of carpentry and architecture ... / by Asher Benjamin. Printed at Greenfield, Massachusetts : ... more

Expérience du parachûte. Le 1er Brumaire an 6 (22 octobre 1797. v.f.) à 5h. 28m. du soir, le citoyen Garnerin, s'éleva à ballon perdu au parc de Monceau ... / Simon Petit, peintre, del. sculp.

Expérience du parachûte. Le 1er Brumaire an 6 (22 octobre 1797. v.f.) ...

Print shows André Jacques Garnerin, first man to descend in a parachute, standing in the gondola of his parachute waving a French flag after release from his balloon (shown deflated at left). His balloon had as... more

The Metropolitan Sanitary Fair - the art gallery

The Metropolitan Sanitary Fair - the art gallery

Illustration shows people viewing paintings at event in New York City to raise money for the Civil War; page also includes poem "Dead" by Theo. P. Cook and beginning of story "Maritana" by Lizzie Campbell. Titl... more

Man Holding a Notebook

Man Holding a Notebook

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Bust portrait of a man in glasses

Bust portrait of a man in glasses

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Man Standing Next to a Young Boy Holding Books

Man Standing Next to a Young Boy Holding Books

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Old man in Contemplation

Old man in Contemplation

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Portrait of an Actor

Portrait of an Actor

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Poison Cup - 16th century

Poison Cup - 16th century

Anonymous, British, 19th century

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Kneass

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Knea...

Print shows fire fighters manning firehoses and pump wagons at a fire in a commercial building or warehouse, as other men attempt to salvage property from the burning building. At right center is a statue of a ... more

Jackson Van Derlyn nach dem Leben gez. ; Hy(?)

Jackson Van Derlyn nach dem Leben gez. ; Hy(?)

Andrew Jackson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing uniform. Date given by Louisiana State Museum as ca. 1820.

Portrait of a Man Holding a Hat

Portrait of a Man Holding a Hat

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Woman with a Flower

Woman with a Flower

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Fort Washington

Fort Washington

Fort Washington, with Native Americans and settlers in foreground.

Parachute renversè de Henin

Parachute renversè de Henin

Print shows man standing in the basket of an ascending balloon which features an elaborate system of sails and a reversed parachute underneath the basket. "Page 178." Illustration from an unidentified book or p... more

The Laundress

The Laundress

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakfast under difficulties ; Nearest the fire ; Gypsies in Texas ; A floating grocer's raft ; Accident to a danseuse ; Accident on an inclined railway ; A sagacious dog ; Oiling a ventriloquist ; Explosion at the Wisconsin paper mill, Milwaukie ; A business proposal ; A sad story

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakf...

Illustrations that accompany twelve stories of mishaps and curiosities including an African American Union soldier wrongly denied the right to vote, a Romani woman earning money telling fortunes, an explosion a... more

Woman Feeding Birds, Holding a Basket

Woman Feeding Birds, Holding a Basket

Félix Leblanc (French, born Paris, 1823)

Le globe volant

Le globe volant

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket. "Page 164." Illus. from an unidentified book or periodical. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

The little man in black

The little man in black

Print shows a caricature of Aaron Burr, full-length portrait, right profile, carrying a book titled "Linkum Fidelius"; originally published in "Salmagundi" by Washington Irving. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:15... more

[Mother cat and kittens] / A.A.

[Mother cat and kittens] / A.A.

Print shows a cat with three kittens. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1908:43450.2).

Alexr. Anderson

Alexr. Anderson

Print shows a bookplate for "Alexr. Anderson" with a quill pen and ribbons that encircle the name. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1908:43450.1).

Winter / A. ; Abm. Paul printer.

Winter / A. ; Abm. Paul printer.

Print shows a man with a rifle and a dog walking in the snow with a farmhouse in the background and dark clouds on the horizon. Title from item. Signed on block on tree trunk on lower right: A. Stamped on back:... more

Mechanics. Coal measuring Kneass sc

Mechanics. Coal measuring Kneass sc

Print shows a mechanical device for measuring coal. Each component is lettered, but lacks the identifying key. Title from item. Printed at top right: "Plate." (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson c... more

The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America

The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America

A patriotic broadside illustrated with emblems of the United States composed chiefly of typographic elements. A large central framework incorporates a small "Temple of Freedom" surmounted by a small Liberty fi... more

Hornet sinking the Peacock

Hornet sinking the Peacock

Print shows the American warship Hornet sinking the HMS Peacock during battle on February 24, 1813, with sailors in rowboats, abandoning ship. In decorative border with anchors, American flags, ship rigging, an... more

[Early steam locomotive with toothed "propelling wheel" which gripped a ribbed rail while other wheels rode on a smooth rail, and two coal cars]

[Early steam locomotive with toothed "propelling wheel" which gripped ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The monthly magazine. [London : Printed for R. Phillips], 1814 June 1. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bru... more

The Shawanese prophet and Tecumseh / Huyot.

The Shawanese prophet and Tecumseh / Huyot.

Print shows Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, and Tecumseh, with other Natives and tipis in the background. Title from item. Printed below image: (See page 669). Erroneously inscribed on mount: From The romance... more

Miscellany -- Mr. Bramah's patent lock ; Mr. Rowntree's patent lock / [...] del. ; Lowry scul.

Miscellany -- Mr. Bramah's patent lock ; Mr. Rowntree's patent lock / ...

Print shows views of lock, key, and locking mechanism for two types of locks. Title from item. Illus. in: The cyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature. 1st American ed. Philadelphi... more

Gold medal presented to Jackson by Congress

Gold medal presented to Jackson by Congress

Print shows the obverse and reverse sides of a medal, with bust portrait of Major General Andrew Jackson. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil below image on left: By Fürst vide Loudat. Inscribed in pencil belo... more

Frontispiece - Washington. Firm as the surge repelling rock

Frontispiece - Washington. Firm as the surge repelling rock

Print shows a large rock labeled "Washington" with trees growing on top, standing firm while battered by huge storm tossed waves; may be intended to represent former President George Washington metaphorically a... more

Enterprise and Boxer

Enterprise and Boxer

Print shows the American warship Enterprise engaged in battle with HMS Boxer. In decorative border with anchors, American flags, ship rigging, an eagle, and cameo portraits of two ships. Title from item.

Frontispiece / Howitt.

Frontispiece / Howitt.

Print shows gentleman farmer standing in the barnyard with his arm resting on a steer. Illus. in:The experienced butcher: shewing the respectability and usefulness of his calling, the religious considerations a... more

[Returning from the boar-hunt] / Ridinger pinx ; Anderson sc.

[Returning from the boar-hunt] / Ridinger pinx ; Anderson sc.

Print shows a man holding a large pike, standing among his hunting dogs in a wooded area, with several dead animals around them, a large wild boar among them. Title from online source. Gift; Sylvester Rosa Koehler.

Tribute to departed worth

Tribute to departed worth

Print showing Liberty and Freedom aside a funerary monument to Oliver H. Perry. Shows the stern of his ship "Lawrence", a bald eagle, cannons and cannonballs, tridents, military banners and the American flag. T... more

Passage of the Delaware, in Dec. 25th, 1776, by the American troops under the command of General Washington

Passage of the Delaware, in Dec. 25th, 1776, by the American troops un...

Print shows an advertisement for the painting "Passage of the Delaware" that was "on exhibition at Sully & Earle's Gallery of Paintings, No. 169, Chesnut Street, nearly opposite the Museum, Philadelphia." The a... more

Sacred to the memory of the late Commodore Stephen Decatur

Sacred to the memory of the late Commodore Stephen Decatur

Print shows funerary monument, emblems, War of 1812 naval operations, and text commemorating Commodore Stephen Decatur. Title from item.

First Dream (Premier Rêve)

First Dream (Premier Rêve)

J. J. Grandville (French, Nancy 1803–1847 Vanves)

Water proof

Water proof

Print shows a female figure possibly representing Columbia or Commerce, full-length, seated, facing right, wearing a helmet with an eagle(?) with wings spread on top; she is holding a pike with her right hand, ... more

Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet, Lightfoot in the Background, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet, Lightfoot in the Background, from Th...

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Thenot Remonstrates With Colinet, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Thenot Remonstrates With Colinet, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

The Pastorals of Virgil, with a Course of English Reading, Adapted for Schools, Vol. I
Sabrina's Silvery Flood, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Sabrina's Silvery Flood, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

[Four wood engravings illustrating Ambrose Phillips' Imitation of eclogue]

[Four wood engravings illustrating Ambrose Phillips' Imitation of eclo...

Illustrations showing pastoral scenes. Illus. in: The pastorals of Virgil, with..., / Publius Vergilius Maro. 1821, vol. 2., p. 15.

Thenot Remonstrates With Colinet, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Thenot Remonstrates With Colinet, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Unyok'd Heifers, Loitering Homeward, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Unyok'd Heifers, Loitering Homeward, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virg...

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

A Rolling Stone Is Ever Bare of Moss, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

A Rolling Stone Is Ever Bare of Moss, from Thornton's Pastorals of Vir...

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Sabrina's Silvery Flood, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Sabrina's Silvery Flood, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

[Four wood engravings illustrating Ambrose Phillips' Imitation of eclogue]

[Four wood engravings illustrating Ambrose Phillips' Imitation of eclo...

Illustrations showing pastoral scenes. Illus. in: The pastorals of Virgil, with..., / Publius Vergilius Maro. 1821, vol. 2., p. 16.

Shepherd Chases Away a Wolf, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Shepherd Chases Away a Wolf, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Colinet's Journey: Milestone Marked 'LXII Miles to London', from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Colinet's Journey: Milestone Marked 'LXII Miles to London', from Thorn...

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Colinet's Journey, Milestone Marked 'LXII Miles to London', from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Colinet's Journey, Milestone Marked 'LXII Miles to London', from Thorn...

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Colinet Mocked by Two Boys, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Colinet Mocked by Two Boys, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Shepherd Chases Away a Wolf, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Shepherd Chases Away a Wolf, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Menalcus Watching Women Dance, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Menalcus Watching Women Dance, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Menalcus Watching Women Dance, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Menalcus Watching Women Dance, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Thenot Under a Fruit Tree, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

Thenot Under a Fruit Tree, from Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil

William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washington

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washingt...

An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter from Thomas Jefferson on American democracy. The female figure of Liberty displays to the Four Continents the art of prin... more