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Books contributed by the Boston Public Library. Established in 1848 by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. In 1839, French ventriloquist M. Nicholas Marie Alexandre Vattemare became the original advocate for a public library in Boston when he proposed the idea of a book and prints exchange between American and French libraries. The Mayor of the City of Boston, Josiah Quincy, Jr., ...



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Topic: Bell family
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by Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862; Carew, Thomas, 1595?-1639?
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Title vignette (Thoreau's hut at Walden Pond); the plan is a water depth chart of Walden Pond, 1846, opposite p. 307
Topic: United States. Massachusetts. Boston. 1854
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by Lockwood, Ingersoll, b. 1841; Edwards, George Wharton, 1859-1950, ill
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Bound in gold cloth ; stamped in gold and brown ; decorated endpapers
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by Passmore, John Andrew Moore, 1836-1903
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2 v. 25 cm
Topics: Moore, Andrew, 1688-1753, Moore, David, d. 1726, Moore family
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts
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The major part of this distinguished collection is comprised of religious and devotional texts, but there are also a number of secular and scientific titles. Many are superbly illuminated with exquisite miniatures illustrating the codices and single leaves. Some noteworthy volumes include a 10th-century Lectionary from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Allyre in Clermont, the earliest codex in New England; a Spanish Psalter consisting of 14 miniatures on vellum by Simon Bening, the most famous...
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by Robinson, Caroline E. (Caroline Elizabeth), 1833-1906; Goodwin, Daniel, ed
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vii, 313 p. : 27 cm
Topic: Gardner family
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by White, John Barber, 1847-1923; Wilson, Lillian Mae, ed
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549, cxx, [671]-672 p. 24 cm
Topic: Gleason family
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by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
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ix, 166 p. 23 cm
Topics: Peace, World politics -- 1945-1989
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by Luiken, Caspar, 1672-1708, artist; Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712, artist; Weigel, Christopher, fl. 1712, engraver
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This is the first edition of the famous "Elizabethan Bible" published during the reign of Empress Elisabeth Petrovna (1709-1761) and represents the so-called "corrected text" of the first edition of the Bible issued in Slavonic characters by Ivan Fedorov in Ostrog, (Volhynia) in the year 1581. See Darlowe and Moule
Includes index
Topic: Cutler family
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by Hannigan, Francis James, b. 1880
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"An index, by author and by title, under one alphabet ... of all the short stories published in ... American magazines."--Preface
Topic: Short stories
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Montferrand, Auguste Ricard de, 1786-1858; Muller, G., fl. 1836, lithographer; Adam, V., fl.1836, lithographer; Wattier, fl.1836, lithographer; Bayot, fl.1836, lithographer
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Table des planches: p. [41]. There are 48 numbered plates some of which are vignettes and some are full page
Topics: Alexander I, Emperor of Russia, 1777-1825, Monuments
Source: folio
Boston Public Library
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Latin and English in parallel columns
Topics: Latin language, Natural history, Picture books for children
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by London International Exhibition; Hollingshead, John
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v. 1. British division: A concise history of the International Exhibition of 1862, its rise and progress, its building and features, and a summary of all former exhibitions / by John Hollingshead. The illustrated catalogue of the Industrial department, Class 1-9 -- v. 2. British division, Class 10-36 -- v. 3. Colonial and foreign division -- v. 4 Foreign division
Topics: London International Exhibition, Exhibitions, Industrial arts, Design, Industrial
xv, 448 p. ; 32 cm
Topics: United States -- History War of 1812 Regimental histories Massachusetts, Massachusetts -- History...
This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
xvi, 312 p. 23 cm
Topics: Allison, Samuel, 1690-1760, Allison family
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by Willner, Robert E.; Willner, Robert E., 1929-
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xxxiii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: AIDS (Disease) -- Popular works, AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment, AIDS (Disease) -- Miscellanea
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by Weaver, Louise Bennett; Le Cron, Helen Cowles, joint author
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OCLC number: ocm00349841
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Topics: Cookery, American, cbk
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xxviii p., 1 |., 892 p. 30 cm
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Topic: Green family
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414 p. : 24 cm
Topic: Tucker family
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by Fletcher, F. W. F
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455 p. 23 cm
Topic: Hunting
Source: bplill
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by Crollalanza, G. B. di (Giovanni Battista di), 1819-1892
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Reprint of 1886-1890 ed
Topics: Heraldry, Nobility
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by Holden, Frederick A. (Frederick Augustus); Lockwood, James, 1714-1772
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xxv, 884 p. : 26 cm
Topic: Lockwood family
Published by an Association of the Fell family
Topics: Fell family, Fell, Joseph, 1668-1748
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by Avery, Elroy McKendree, 1844-1935; Avery, Catherine Hitchcock Tilden, 1844-1911
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2 v. 25 cm
Topics: Avery, Christopher, 1590-1679, Avery, James, 1620?-1700, Avery family
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The Architecture Index Collection at the Boston Public Library’s Arts Department is an extensive card index of architectural resources created over 45 years by BPL Fine Arts librarians. In 1968, realizing the wealth and depth of the architectural information contained within the Arts collections, the department began collecting and indexing this information on cards, at the time referred to as “the Boston Index,” comprised of references to written descriptions, critiques, histories,...
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by Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Chertkov, V. G. (Vladimir Grigorevich), 1854-1936
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Russian edition edited by V. Chertkov
Topics: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, Novelists, Russian
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by Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916; Nichols, Mary Josephine Genung, b. 1876, joint comp
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viii, 511 p. 27 cm
Topics: Abbe, John, ca. 1613-ca. 1669, Abbey family
256 p. incl. front. 20 cm
Topic: Bowles family
A triglot New Testament, interlinear text, intended primarily for the use of schools
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by Piggott, Francis Taylor, Sir, 1852-1925
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Printed in Japan
Topic: Decoration and ornament
Source: bplfa
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Lemoine, Henry, 1786-1854
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v. : 23 cm
Topics: Sight-singing, Singing -- Studies and exercises
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by Tiffany, Nelson Otis, 1842-; Tiffany, Charles Lewis, 1812-1902
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Includes index
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Topic: Tiffany family
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383 p. ; 23 cm
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Topics: Cookery, American, cbk
Page [238] numbered CCXXXVIII ; p. [237] unnumbered ; pp. [239-240] are pub. ads
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Topic: Astrology
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428 p. : 26 cm
Topic: Hibbert family
Appendix A-H with t. 4
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Topic: Haiti -- Gazetteers
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320 p. 24 cm
Topics: Bradbury, Thomas, 1611-1695, Bradbury family
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by Falls, C. B. (Charles Buckles), 1874-1960
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[30] p. : 31 cm
Engraved frontispiece half t.p
Topic: Heraldry
654 p. : 26 cm
Topic: Fisk family
Source: bplill
Boston Public Library Cookbook Collection
by Fu, Peimei
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Chinese and English on opposite pages
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Topic: Cooking, Chinese
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by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
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"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
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Photocopy
Topic: Heraldry -- Great Britain
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Topic: Heraldry -- Great Britain
Relief shown by hachures
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by Palizzolo Gravina, V. (Vicenzo)
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400 p., 98 leaves of col. plates : 34 cm
Topics: Heraldry -- Italy Sicily, Nobility -- Italy Sicily
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937; O'Connor, Daniel, 1880-1951; Woodward, Alice B., ill
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Title vignette; illustrated end-papers
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t.-p. in Syriac
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by Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897; Child, Mrs. (Lydia Maria), 1802-1880, ed
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Preface signed: Linda Brent
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180 p. 19 cm
Topic: Sandwiches
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Covering the years 1881 through 1960, this collection of 80 scrapbooks documents a substantial part of the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra consisting primarily of concert programs, newspaper and journal clippings, concert tickets, manuscripts letters, fliers, concert reviews, editorials, commentaries, and other ephemera relating to the activities and performances of the ensemble. These scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by season. Each volume covers one Boston Symphony Orchestra...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815, former owner
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John Adams's signature on second t.p.: "John Adams." Inscribed on t.p.: "Cotton Tufts" and "Saint Shepard 1706." Book I. Antiquities.--book II. Ecclesiarum clypei.--book III. Polybius.--book IV. Sal gentium.--book V. Acts and monuments.--book VI. Thaumaturgus.--book VII. Ecclesiarum prælia.
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Topics: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728, New England -- Church history, New England -- Biography, New England --...
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by Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Topic: Heraldry -- Great Britain
456 p. : 23 cm
Topics: Genealogy -- Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County (Pa.) -- History, Schuylkill County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
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by Crollalanza, G. B. di (Giovanni Battista di), 1819-1892
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Reprint of 1886-1890 ed
Topics: Heraldry, Nobility
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919; Hawkins, Arthur, ca. 1940
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Dust jacket design by Arthur Hawkins Jr., ca.1940
Topic: Magic tricks
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Plato; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598, ed; Serres, Jean de, 1540?-1598, tr; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner
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John Adams's signature on title page, v.1 : "John Adams." Signature on first leaf, v. 1: "John Quincy Adams." Inscribed on half t.p., v. 2: "Perrim."
Topic: Plato
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"References used": p. [11]-[12]
Topics: Clark, Daniel, 1622-1710, Clark family
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xi, 467 p. : 23 cm
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Topics: Architecture -- Japan, Art, Japanese, Decorative arts -- Japan, Japan -- Description and travel
20 p. ; 23 cm
Topic: Alexander family
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Exhibition of Art and Art-Industry (1853 : Dublin, Ireland); Royal Dublin Society
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At head of title: By authority of the Committee
Topic: Decorative arts
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by Vermont; Goodrich, John E. (John Ellsworth), 1831-1915; Knapp, Chauncey L
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Topics: Vermont. Militia, Vermont -- History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers
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by Jensen, Frøken (Kristine Marie), b. 1858
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iii, 386 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookery, Danish, cbk
123 p. ; 12mo
Topic: Cooking, Indic
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894; Gutmann, Bessie Pease, ill
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1st published in 1885. This is the first edition with illustrations by Bessie Collins Pease
Topic: Children's poetry
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At head of title: First letter foundry in New England. Established 1817
Topic: Printing
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by Lockwood, Ingersoll, b. 1841
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Bound in green cloth; stamped in green and gold; decorated endpapers
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.)
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v. ;
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by Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
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Vols. 16-48 include accompanying papers
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Topics: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology, Ethnology, Indians
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The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRL
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Imprint varies
Topics: Almanacs, American, Almanacs, American, Almanacs, American
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by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928; Livingston, Arthur, 1883-, joint tr; Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938, tr
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332 p
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US Government Documents
by Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Institution. Press
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Life sciences collection
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on inside back cover: hand drawing of ship. Inscribed on inside front cover: "L6 -J/D." Inscribed on first leaf: "In page 751 mention is made of the river St. Croix..." John Adams's signature on title page: "J. Adams."
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Topics: Religions -- History, Religions, Geography, Geography -- History 17th century, Voyages and travels...