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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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by Smithsonian Institution
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Topic: Science
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
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials
Topics: Serpents, Serpent worship
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
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
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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Mori, Yūzan, -1917
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Title from daisen on cover
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Themes, motives, Waves in art
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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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...
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
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 Butterick Publishing Company
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154 p. : 28 cm
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Topic: Knitting
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by New York Embroidery House
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Cover title
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Topic: Embroidery
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
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Topic: Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627
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
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament, Art
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
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
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
Includes index
Topics: Pottery, Porcelain, Monograms
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
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
Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano"
Topics: Astronomy, Telescopes, Early works to 1800
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
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
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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 Tokyo Shokubutsu Gakkai; Nihon Shokubutsu Gakkai
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Title varies slightly
Topics: Plants, Botany
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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...
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899; World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
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statement of responsibility: by Chief Pokagon
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Topics: Indians of North America, Indians, Treatment of
statement of responsibility: Illustrated byseventy-eight plates and a colored map. By Samuel George Morton
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Topics: Craniology, Indians, Ethnology, Phrenology
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
xvi, 291 p. 18 cm
Topic: Witchcraft -- New England
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
xii, [9]-265 p. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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
At head of title: E.S. Auscher
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Topics: Pottery, Porcelain
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Topics: Geometry, Music
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by West African Ornithological Society
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"Journal of the West African Ornithological Society. Société d'Ornithologie de l'Ouest Africain."
Topic: Birds
317 p. : 28 cm
Topics: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 -- Exhibitions, Mongols -- History -- To 1500 -- Exhibitions, Mongols --...
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 Kelly, Bernice M; Stanley, Janet L; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. National Museum of African Art Branch
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Includes indexes
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Topics: Artists, Art, Nigerian
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Smith, Mary, fl. 1766-1780; Jones, William, 1726-1800; Robinson, Nicholas. Christian philosopher; Rowning, J. (John), 1701?-1771. Compendious system of natural philosophy; Weinreb, Ben, 1912-1999, bookseller. DSI; Baxter, Andrew, 1686?-1750; Hodson, Francis, d. 1812; Fletcher, Thomas, fl. 1762-1779; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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Title devised by cataloger
Topics: Early works to 1800, Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics
xvi, 747 p. 31 cm
Topics: Plate, Goldwork, Silverwork, Hallmarks
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
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 Laing, J. J; Bradley, John William, 1830-1916. Manual of illuminations
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16th thousand
Topic: Illumination of books and manuscripts
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939
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Bibliography: p. 133-137
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
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
xxiii, 449, [1] p. 26 cm
Topics: Freemasons, Symbolism, Eschatology, Religion
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
Topic: Costume
statement of responsibility: by Thomas Chippendale
Topic: Furniture
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Goubaud, Adolphe, Madame
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Running title: Guipure d'art
Topic: Battenberg lace
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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Title from cover
Topic: Engineering
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910
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xxx, 256 p. : 20 cm
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Topic: Alphabets
statement of responsibility: Alles mit grosser Mühe gezeichnet, und auf eigene Unkosten herausgegeben, von der kaiserl. Maj. Oberbauinspectorn, Johann Bernhard Fischers, von Erlachen ; auch kurtzen teutschen und frantzösischen Beschreibungen
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Baroque, Curiosities and wonders
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957; Alexander, Samuel N., 1910-1967, former owner. DSI; United States. National Bureau of Standards, former owner. DSI; United States. Army. Ordnance Dept; University of Pennsylvania
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Mimeographed document in looseleaf form, as issued. The leaves are printed on the recto side only
Topic: Electronic digital computers
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Arthur, Anne Knox
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xv, 183 p. 23 cm
Topic: Embroidery
p. 289-416 : 19 cm
Topic: Macramé
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Houghton, Walter R. (Walter Raleigh), 1845-1929
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424 p. : 20 cm
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Topic: Etiquette
extracted picklist
Topics: Birds, Feathers
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 Paulis, L
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"Première partie, Dentelles à fil continu. I, Cluny"--Cover
Topics: Bobbin lace, Lace and lace making, Cluny lace
viii, 303, [1] pages, 25 unnumbered leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Sewing, Knitting, Dressmaking -- Pattern design, Tailoring -- Pattern design
315, [1] p. incl. front. 23 cm
Topic: Igbo (African people)
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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
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 Rosenberg, Marc, 1852-1930
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582 p
Topics: Hallmarks, Goldwork
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives - Digital Library
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Each issue illustrated with chromolithographs
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Topics: Nature (Aesthetics), Natural history, Art, Chromolithography, Victorian, Cromolithography