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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 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 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
texts

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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...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
texts

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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Institution
texts

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GeoRef
Topic: Science
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
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials
Topics: Serpents, Serpent worship
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
texts

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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
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 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
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
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
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 Butterick Publishing Company
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154 p. : 28 cm
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Topic: Knitting
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
texts

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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 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
texts

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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
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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...
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
vii, 72 p. 32 cm
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Church decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Medieval,...
xii, [9]-265 p. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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 French, Hollis, 1868-1940; Walpole Society (U.S.)
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At head of title: The Walpole society
Topics: Silverwork, Hallmarks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts

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extracted picklist
Topics: Architecture, Domestic, Landscape gardening
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
xxiii, 449, [1] p. 26 cm
Topics: Freemasons, Symbolism, Eschatology, Religion
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
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Kelly, Bernice M; Stanley, Janet L; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. National Museum of African Art Branch
texts

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Includes indexes
Topics: Artists, Art, Nigerian
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Iris Society; Sturtevant, Robert S
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Place of publication varies
Topic: Irises (Plants)
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
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 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 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
2 p. l., 1113, [1] p. 23 cm
Topic: Bible. Samoan. 1872
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Anderson, Benjamin J. K., b. 1834; Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912
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118 p. 19 cm
Topic: Liberia -- Description and travel
Part of the plates printed on both sides
Topics: Cabinetwork, Furniture
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Iris Society; Sturtevant, Robert S
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Place of publication varies
Topic: Irises (Plants)
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Birding Association; National Audubon Society
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Title from cover
Topic: Birds
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Whall, W. B; Whall, R. H
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Topic: Sea songs
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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I. Gotik und renaissance.--II. Das barock.--III. Das rokoko.--IV. Der klassizismus
Topic: Decoration and ornament
v. p. ; 15 cm
Topics: Prayer-books and devotions, English, Catechisms, Creeds, Catholic Church -- Prayer-books and...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 1777-1855
texts

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XVIII, 668, [10] p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Number theory
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
texts

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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Wilkie, Harriet Cushman
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48 p. 28 cm
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Topic: Embroidery
317 p. : 28 cm
Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 -- Exhibitions, Mongols -- History -- To 1500 -- Exhibitions, Mongols --...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
"The Mesta Machine Company, ... have been designers and builders of machinery used in the iron and steel industry."--Introd
Topics: Mesta Machine Co, Machinery
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 Kingsborough, Edward King, viscount, 1795-1837; Dupaix, Guillermo; Sahagún, Bernardino de, -1590; Veytia, Mariano, 1718-1780?; Simón, Pedro, b. 1565; Adair, James, approximately 1709-1783; Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547; Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557; Alva Ixtlilxóchitl, Fernando de, 1578-1650; Alvarado Tezozómoc, Fernando, active 1598; Aglio, Agostino, 1777-1857, lithographer; Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Library, former owner. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Lord Kingsborough; the drawings, on stone, by A. Aglio
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Manuscripts, Nahuatl, Facsimiles, Nahuatl language, Nahuatl literature,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Geptner, V. G. (Vladimir Georgievich), 1901-1975; Nasimovich, A. A; Bannikov, Andrei Grigorevich; Hoffmann, Robert S
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Translation of: Mlekopitaiushchie Sovetskogo Soiuza
Topic: Mammals
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Springer, Jaro, 1856-1915; International Chalcographical Society
texts

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favorite 237

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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...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Arthur, Anne Knox
texts

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xv, 183 p. 23 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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 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
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
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Iris Society; Sturtevant, Robert S
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Place of publication varies
Topic: Irises (Plants)
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Includes transfer patterns
xvi, 747 p. 31 cm
Topics: Plate, Goldwork, Silverwork, Hallmarks
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 Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Bibliothèque D.M.C
Topic: Embroidery
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Tokyo Shokubutsu Gakkai; Nihon Shokubutsu Gakkai
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Title varies slightly
Topics: Plants, Botany
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
texts

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extracted
Topic: Insects
Issued in 24 parts
Topics: Artists, Artists
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by United States National Museum
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Merged with: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents. Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and: Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and financial report of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents, to form: Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian year (1965)
Topic: United States National Museum
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890; Dollfus-Mieg & Cie
texts

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Première-2me série: 14 x 21 cm
Topic: Embroidery
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Marty, Paul, 1882-1938
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Originally published in Revue du monde musulman v. 36 (1917-1918)
Topic: Ethnology
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