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Aircraft stamps cover

Die Eroberung der Luft II

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This second volume of a German publication of aircraft cigarette cards album has most of the aircraft cards in place, as well as a detachable paper airplane model ready for assembly. Published in 1932, it covers a range of international aircraft then in service. Read More
Die Spinnen Amerikas

Die Spinnen Amerikas

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The Russian Count Eugene von Keyserling (1833-1889) spent his career in the natural sciences specializing in spiders. His publications focus primarily on the spiders of North and South America, and Die Spinnen Amerikas constitutes his magnum opus, describing hundreds of species new to science. It...Read More
Silk fragments from Palmyra

Die Textilien aus Palmyra

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The ancient city of Palmyra was, for a number of centuries, an important trading center for materials transported across the Silk Road to and from many points in Asia and the Middle East. Much of our current understanding of silk in antiquity comes from the study of material from Palmyra. This...Read More
Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise, bildlich dargestellt und beschreiben...

Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise

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This book by Germar (1786-1853), a professor of mineralogy at the University of Halle and the director of its mineralogical cabinet/museum, focuses on fossils discovered in Saxony, constituting some of the earliest fossil material described in Europe. It is of considerable importance to...Read More
Dineh Bizad, Navajo, his Language title page

Dineh Bizad, Navaho, His Language

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This small 4 x 6 inch handbook written by Presbyterian missionary Frederick G Mitchel is  “ . .  the fruit of a sincere desire to help those who seek a working knowledge of the Navaho language.”   It includes an alphabet with English sound words, conjugated verbs, an English-...Read More
Discours sur la structure des fleurs, leurs differences et l'usage de leurs parties....

Discours Sur la Structure des Fleurs, Leurs Differences et l'Usage de Leurs Parties....

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This short publication by a little-known botanist gave Linnaeus the diagnostic tools and the anatomical terminology for his sexual system of classifying plants. After studying botany under Tournefort at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, Vaillant (1669-1722) established a herbarium there and showed...Read More
Inside Diseases and Enemies of Poultry

Diseases and Enemies of Poultry

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While he graduated with a degree in agriculture at Cornell, it was summer work on combating contagious diseases in cattle that led to Dr. Leonard Pearson’s (1868-1909) interest in veterinary medicine. Upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school, Dr. Pearson continued his...Read More
Dissertatio botanico-medica de aloe Aloes

Dissertatio Botanico-Medica de Aloe

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Aloes form a genus of more than 500 species in the Asphodel family. Native to southern Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and several islands in the Indian Ocean, they have traditionally been used in herbal medicines, which is the focus of this university dissertation written by Professor Carl Peter...Read More
Dissertatio de daphne Daphnes

Dissertatio de Daphne

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Named for the water nymph in Greek myth who was turned into a laurel tree, daphnes are a genus of 50-60 species of flowering shrubs native to Asia, Europe, and north Africa. Highly scented, they are a favorite garden plant, although the berries are poisonous. They are the focus of this university...Read More
Documenta: the Paolo Solari retrospective, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1970 exhibition catalog. Box open with select scrolls.

Documenta; The Paolo Soleri Retrospective

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This mysterious 10”x10”x11” cardboard box and its contents, designed for Documenta: The Paolo Soleri Retrospective held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1970, re-envisioned the concept of an exhibition catalog. Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) was an Italian architect who studied in the United States...Read More