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The Getty Alchemy Collection
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
Date and printer from colophon
Topics: Calligraphy, Alphabets
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by Tross, Edwin; Bruegel, Pieter, ca. 1525-1569
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Introduction signed: E.T. (i.e. Edwin Tross)
Topic: Rabelais, François, ca. 1490-1553?
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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...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian, 1786-1862
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vii, 79 p. : 24 cm
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
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Topic: Alchemy
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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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
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Materia medica, Alchemy, Medicine
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Final page blank
Topics: Colors, Color guides, Color
Library's copy lacks final blank leaf present in other copies
Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems
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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,...
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
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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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[4] p., 100 leaves of col. plates : 36 cm
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris Region, Architecture -- France -- Paris Region -- 19th...
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43 v. : 30-32 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Germany -- Periodicals, Germany -- Genealogy -- Periodicals
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Half-title: Menuisier, ébéniste et layetier
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Byggnadssnickeri
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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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
62, [2] pages, [9] leaves of plates : 28 cm (4to)
Topics: Botanical illustration, Color, Composition (Art)
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Issued in 32 fascicles
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Stair building
Includes index
Topics: Figure drawing, Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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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
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,...
Half t.p.: L'ornementation par la plante
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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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
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,...
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by Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
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xxiv, [25]-348 p. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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 Robida, Albert, 1848-1926
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Head and tail pieces
Topics: Twentieth century, Electricity
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
110 p. : 33 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
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by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Goodwin, Philip R; Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932; Hooper, Charles Edward, 1867- illustrator; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Printer statement from title page verso
Topics: Animal welfare, Feral dogs, Pet theft, Sled dogs, Dogs
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by Jubiläums-Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1888 : Vienna, Austria)
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v, 346, iv pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Jubiläums-Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1888 : Vienna, Austria), Industries -- Austria -- Exhibitions,...
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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 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 Machiavelli, Niccolo, 1469-1527; Tassi, Francesco; Tanzini, Reginaldo
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Prepared under the direction of Francesco Tassi; the preface is that by Tanzini of the 1782 and 1796 Florence editions (updated and modernized). See Bertelli & Innocenti, p. cxlv-cxlvi; G. Procacci, Studi sulla fortuna del Machiavelli, p. 401 n
Topics: Political science, Political ethics
Published anonymously. Author's name appears in later ed., published: London : W. Tait, 1918
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Topics: Alchemy, Occultism
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by Audsley, W. (William), 1833-1907; Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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72 p., 8 leaves of plates : 18 cm
Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts
Pages 120-199 lacking in numbering
Topics: Precious stones, Gems
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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
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by Cipriani, Giovanni Battista, 1766-1839
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Library's c.2 is bound with: Su i dodici obelischi egizj che adornano la città di Roma / ragionamento di Giovanni Battista Cipriani. Roma : Presso Alessandro Ceracchi, 1823. (84-B30552 c.3)
Topic: Decoration and ornament
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Internationale Kunstausstellung (Munich, Germany), author; Münchener Künstler-Genossenschaft, organizer; Verein Bildender Künstler Münchens "Secession", organizer; Verein Bildender Künstler Münchens "Secession"
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Spelling of "Glaspalaste" varies
Topics: Art, Modern, Art, Internationale Kunstausstellung (Munich, Germany)
xxiv, 484 p. : 20 cm
Topic: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
Library's copy lacks plate 50
Topics: Alphabets, Lettering
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by Robinson, Stanford Frederick Hudson, 1869-
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Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
Topics: Bible, Book of Kells, Codex Durmachensis, Lindsfarne Gospels, Miniature painting, Decoration and...
xii, [9]-265 p. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
[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, Lettering, Proportion...
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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 Weyer, Johann, 1515-1588, author; Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568, printer
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Signatures: a-z⁸ A-G⁸
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Topics: Demonology, Witchcraft, Magic
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Indians of Mexico -- Religion, Mexico -- Antiquities, Mexico -- History Conquest, 1519-1540, Mexico...
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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
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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
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by Arrighi, Ludovico degli; Arrighi, Ludovico degli. Modo de temperare le penne con le varie sorti de littere; Carpi, Ugo da, 1480-approximately 1532; Celebrino, Eustachio, ca. 1480-ca. 1555
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Place and date from added title on t.p. verso. It reads: Il modo & regola de scriuere littera corsiua ouer cancellarescha nouamente composto per Lvdovico Vicentino scrittore de breui aplici in Roma nel anno di nra salute MDXXII
Topics: Penmanship, Alphabets, Lettering
Library has v.1
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
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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
[1] leaf, [1], 100 leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Decoration and ornament --...
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Description based on: t. 64, nouv. sér., t. 38, 1868; title from volume title page
Topic: French periodicals
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by Oppenord, Gilles-Marie, 1672-1742; Huquier, Gabriel, 1695-1772
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In 14 parts, each with engraved title-page and imprint
Topics: Architecture, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Cover title
Topics: Alphabets, Initials, Lettering, Calligraphy, Illumination of books and manuscripts
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"Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham"--P. 268
Topics: Euclid's Elements, Geometry
"Philosophical and chymical experiments of the famous philosopher Raymund Lully", p. [97]-166, has individual title page with imprint: London : Printed by James Cottrel, 1657
Topics: Alchemy, Chemistry, Medicine