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The Getty Alchemy Collection
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Getty Alchemy Collection includes books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries dealing with the art and science of alchemy. Its core is formed by the Manly Palmer Hall collection, acquired in 1995 from the estate of the Los Angeles theosophist, who founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Originally acquired for its contribution to the history of visual symbolism, alchemy is now...
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Cover title: The language and poetry of flowers
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature, Quotations, English
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by Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805; Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805. Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis
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By Pierre d'Hancarville, according to Barbier, who gives Naples ca. 1771 as probable place and date for the ed. in French only, rather than French and English. Title of present ed. has been changed from that cited by Barbier (Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis), and so is probably later
Topics: Erotic art, Gems, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman
Contains engravings
Topics: Indians, Indians of North America
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Final page blank
Topics: Colors, Color guides, Color
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute includes books from the 1840s through the 1870s, which are illustrated primarily with salted paper prints or albumen prints. These were the first photographic media viable for publication purposes yet the production of such books was very labor-intensive: the images were printed individually from paper or glass negatives and then mounted...
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by Donato d'Eremita
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Author further identified on preliminary page 7 as Fra Donato d'Eremita di Rocca d'Evandro dell'Ordine di San Domenico
Topics: Elixir of life, Distillation, Alchemy, Medicinal plants, Medicine, Workshop recipes
Topics: Drawing, Human figure in art
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Topic: Magic
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by Depont, Octave; Coppolani, Xavier, 1866-1905
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Islamic monasticism and religious orders, Islamic sects, Dervishes
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[4] p., 100 leaves of col. plates : 36 cm
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris Region, Architecture -- France -- Paris Region -- 19th...
Brief extracts in Latin from writers on alchemy, with commentary in German. Based on Reusner's Pandora of 1582. See Hogart
Topic: Alchemy
Binding: vellum; armorial bookplate of the princes of Liechtenstein (Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis) on front pastedown
Topic: Alchemy
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Hogart, Ron Charles. Alchemy, a comprehensive bibliography of the Manly P. Hall Collection of books and manuscripts
Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
Library's copy lacks final blank leaf present in other copies
Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems, Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc....
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Materia medica, Alchemy, Medicine
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Mackinder, Halford John, 1861-1947; Jardine, James, Mrs
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Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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Text and color plates mounted on leaves colored in grey wash.
Topics: Colors, Dyes and dyeing, Coloring matter, Chemistry, Chromatographic analysis, Paper chromatography
Half t.p.: L'ornementation par la plante
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
[6], 33, [1] (blank), 27 (i.e., 26), [25], LXI [i.e., LIX], [2] (1 blank) leaves : 31 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Proportion (Art) -- Early works to 1800, Lettering -- Early works to 1800
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by La Feuille, Daniel de. Devises et emblèmes anciennes et modernes; Mulder, Joseph, b. 1659 or 60; Wetstein, Henricus
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Added engraved illustrated title-page by Joseph Mulder in Russian, with title "Symvoly i emblemata", incorporating a portrait of Peter the Great after Sir Godfrey Kneller
Topic: Emblems
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Robida, Albert, 1848-1926
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Head and tail pieces
Topics: Twentieth century, Electricity
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
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by Ptolemy, active 2nd century; Proclus, approximately 410-485; Ashmand, J. M
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Astrology
The initials E. K., which appear throughout the text, stand for Edward Kelly, Dee's associate
Topics: Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1552-1612, Stefan Batory, King of Poland, 1533-1586, Spiritualism,...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Date and printer from colophon
Topics: Calligraphy, Alphabets
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by Audsley, W. (William), 1833-1907; Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts
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by Scappi, Bartolomeo
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Running title: Libro primo-[secondo-sesto libro] di M. Bartolomeo Scappi
Topics: Paul III, Pope, 1468-1549, Julius III, Pope, 1487-1555, Scappi, Bartolomeo, Cookery, Cookery,...
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Hudson, Marion
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"Part 1. A graduated course of typical lessons in accordance with the syllabus of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington."
Topics: Brushwork, Painting
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Description based on: no 2 (27 oct. 1901); title from cover
Topics: Burlesques, Female nude in art, Women in art, French wit and humor, Pictorial
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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"Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham"--P. 268
Topics: Euclid's Elements, Geometry
Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
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Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
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by Le Gray, Gustave, 1820-1884 author
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29, 25-37 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Photography, Photography -- Printing papers, Photography -- Processing
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
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by Degrand, A. (Alexandre), 1844-
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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The first vol. of the Anzeiger was issued in three parts (36 no.) 1884-1886, with the Mitteilungen, 1. bd., 1-2. hft., as supplement
Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
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by Cortambert, Louise
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Topic: Flower language
xxv, 515 pages, lxxviii plates : 25 cm
Topics: Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian, Babylonia -- Antiquities, Assyria -- Antiquities
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43 v. : 30-32 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Germany -- Periodicals, Germany -- Genealogy -- Periodicals
Binding: mottled calfskin. Spine gilt tooled, with author & title on red label. Edges gilt rolled. Page edges red
Topic: Astronomy
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by Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768
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"Nella Stamperia di Marco Pagliarini ..."--Colophon
Topics: Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779, Art, Ancient, Private collections, Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779 --...
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Bound in 68 vols., 243 manuscripts on the subjects of alchemy, hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and related arts
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Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
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by Roubo, M. (André Jacob), 1739-1791
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"Table alphabetique, ou, Vocabulaire raisonné", v. 4, p. 1265-1306
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Furniture
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Added color t.p.: The encyclopedia of ornament
Topic: Decoration and ornament
"Text-books upon architecture and ornament": p. 162
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Half-title: Encyclopédie-Roret, relieur
Topic: Bookbinding
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by Bois, Jules, 1871-1943; Huysmans, J.-K. (Joris-Karl), 1848-1907
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Topics: Satanism, Magic
Imprint varies. Vol. 2: London : Printed for Henry Brome, 1663. Vol. 3: London : Printed by J.C. for R. Broom, at the signe of the Gun in Ivy-Lane, 1663
Topics: Occultism, Rosicrucians, Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
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by Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Marlborough House (London, England)
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Title within ornamental border in colors
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
Issued in 32 fascicles
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Stair building, Carpentry, Joinery, Stair building
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by Italy. Ministero della pubblica istruzione
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Includes index
Topic: Architecture
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by Stevenson, Seth William, 1784-1853; Smith, Charles Roach, 1807-1890; Madden, Frederic W. (Frederic William)
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Bookplate of Welbore St. Clair Baddeley on p. [2] of cover
Topic: Coins, Roman
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by Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 973?-1048 880-01
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Added t.p.: al-Qānūnuʾl-Masʻūdī (Canon Masudicus) : an encyclopaedia of astronomical sciences
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Topic: Astronomy
[8], 409, [7] p. : 28 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Magic -- Early works to 1800, Science -- Early works to 1800, Industrial arts -- Early works to 1800
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by Molière, 1622-1673. Princesse d'Élide; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703; Bizincourt, M. de; Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, engraver; Chauveau, François, 1613-1676, engraver; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer; France. Imprimerie royale, printer
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"A Paris, de l'Imprimerie royale, par les soins de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, directeur de ladite imprimerie, MDCLXXIV"--Colophon
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Festivals, Theaters
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by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Cesnola Collection; Myres, J. N. L. (John Nowell Linton)
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"Selected bibliography": p. xliii-lv
Topic: Cyprus -- Antiquities
Library's copy lacks plate 50
Topics: Alphabets, Lettering
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by Hulme, F. Edward (Frederick Edward), 1841-1909
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Includes indexes
Topics: Plants in art, Decoration and ornament, Botany
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by Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580
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[10], 110, [2] p., [212] leaves of plates : 41 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Architecture -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778
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Originally issued 1750 or earlier with title: Invenzioni capric de carceri... This edition, with the etched title in the fourth state, as described by Hind and Robison
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Topic: Prisons in art
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by Salmon, William, 1644-1713; Fabre, Pierre-Jean, d. ca. 1650; A. and J. Churchill (Booksellers : London, England); Nicholson, John, d. ca. 1717
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Pages 225-300 lacking in pagination
Topics: Art, Portrait painting, Medicine, Palmistry, Alchemy
By Arthur Dee. Published in Latin at Basle, 1629. Translated into English by Elias Ashmole under the anagram of James Hasolle. See Hogart
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Topic: Alchemy