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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
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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
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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
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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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Knitting
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by New York Embroidery House
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
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 Waring, Mary E
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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...
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v. : 29 cm
Topics: Aeronautics, Periodicals, Aeronautics -- Italy -- Periodicals
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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
Topics: Railroad stations, Railroads
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by Iribe, Paul, 1883-1935; Poiret, Paul; Meyer, Max, d. 1914, former owner. DSI; Société générale d'impression, printer
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statement of responsibility: racontées par Paul Iribe
Topics: Pictorial works, Specimens, Poiret, Paul, Fashion, Costume design, Stencil work, Art deco
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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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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
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
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by Poulet, G. (Georges), b. 1859
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"Extrait de la Revue coloniale."
Topics: Ethnology, Muslims, Maure (African people)
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by Bowes, James Lord, 1834-1899
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Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Japanese
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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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by Seyller, John William; Thackston, W. M. (Wheeler McIntosh), 1944-; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution); Freer Gallery of Art
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition, The adventures of Hamza, organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C." -- T. p. verso
Topics: Romance of Amåir òHamza, Islamic Illumination of books and manuscripts, Illumination of books and...
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by Cooper-Hewitt Museum; Dee, Elaine Evans; Michie, Thomas S
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RECON
Topics: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Decoration and ornament, Stencil work, Décoration et ornement, Pochoir
Part of the plates printed on both sides
Topics: Cabinetwork, Furniture
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 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
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
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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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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 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 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
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by Laing, J. J; Bradley, John William, 1830-1916. Manual of illuminations
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16th thousand
Topic: Illumination of books and manuscripts
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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
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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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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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statement of responsibility: pictured by Walter Crane
Topics: Flowers in literature, Flowers in art, Illustrated books, History, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Polychromatic ornament
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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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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by Morton, Thomas, 1575-1646; Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915
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Reprint, with original t.-p., of Amsterdam edition of 1637
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Topic: Indians of North America
[96] p. of ill ; 24 x 29 cm
Topics: Pictorial works, World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Pictorial works
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by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
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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 Frankfurter Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
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Engraved t.p. within ornamental border
Topic: Architecture
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by Marty, Paul, 1882-1938
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Originally published in Revue du monde musulman v. 36 (1917-1918)
Topic: Ethnology
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by Pesel, Louisa F., d. 1947
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
viii, 303, [1] p., [25] leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Sewing, Knitting, Dressmaking -- Pattern design, Tailoring -- Pattern design
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317 p. : 28 cm
Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 -- Exhibitions, Mongols -- History -- To 1500 -- Exhibitions, Mongols --...
2 p. l., 1113, [1] p. 23 cm
Topic: Bible. Samoan. 1872
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
Topics: Costume, Costume
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by Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727; Streater, Joseph, fl. 1687-1688, printer; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers, as indicated by the different type in the headings and the break in paging between the two books
Topics: Mechanics, Celestial mechanics, Gravitation
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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 Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
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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 Whall, W. B; Whall, R. H
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Topic: Sea songs
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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 Arthur, Anne Knox
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Topic: Embroidery
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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)
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
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by Takashima, Chiharu, 1777-1859
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25 leaves : 32 cm
Topics: Textile design, History, Textile fabrics, Textile design -- Japan -- History -- Meiji period,...
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by Hardouin, G
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Cover title
Topics: Netting, Fancy work
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by Straet, Jan van der
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259 leaves of plates in various foliations : 28 x 34 cm
Topics: Hunting, Industrial arts, Silkworms, Engraving, Discovery and exploration, Bible -- Illustrations...
Topic: Macramé
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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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
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by Dresser, Christopher
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statement of responsibility: by Chr. Dresser
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Interior decoration
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First published in 1968 under title: The invention of the sewing machine
Topic: Sewing machines
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by Gayet, Albert Jean, 1856-
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Series title also at head of t.-p
Topics: Islamic art, Art, Arab
Cover title: Priscilla filet crochet book, no. 1
Topic: Crocheting
"Accedunt et indices secundum diuersas linguas in fine libris."
Topics: Zoology, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians
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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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Title varies: Reach's official base ball guide.--Reach's official American League base ball guide
Topics: Baseball, Baseball
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
statement of responsibility: by Thomas Chippendale
Topic: Furniture
Topics: Freemasons, Symbolism, Eschatology, Religion
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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
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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