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The Prelinger Library is a private research library open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco. Its collections encompass some 50,000 books, periodical volumes and printed ephemera. The Prelinger Library is currently curating this online collection of public domain materials in key subject areas.

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by Lustig, Lillie S, ed; Sondheim, S. Claire, joint ed; Rensel, Sarah, joint ed
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Topics: Cookery, American -- Southern states., cbk
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Topic: Birds -- North America
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by Michelon, Leno Ceno, 1918-
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Topic: Trailer camps
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by Washburn-Crosby Co
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Topic: Recipes
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Topic: Palmistry
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"The present work is based upon my Book of camping and woodcraft, which appeared in 1906."--Pref
Topics: Camping, Outdoor life
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by Delineator Home Institute. Delineator cook book; Berolzheimer, Ruth
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Topics: Cookery, American, Cookery, cbk
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion Pictures
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by Hawes, Elizabeth, 1903-1971
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Topics: Fashion, Clothing and dress, Costume design
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by Kelly, Harold Caleb
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Bibliography: p. 182-184
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Topic: Clocks and watches
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by Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
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Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox's cooking pot
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Topics: Ducks -- Fiction, Foxes -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Domestic animals -- Fiction
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Topic: Shopping centers.
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
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Topic: Motion Pictures
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by Katz, David, 1884-1953; Gaynor, Frank, 1911- tr
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Topic: Psychology
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by Ziff-Davis
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Title from cover
Topics: Camping, Camps, Camping
Topic: Camping
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by National Recreation Association
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Title from cover
Topics: Audio-visual education, Motion pictures in education, Radio in education, Visual education,...
Cover-title: Popular mechanics The young craftsman
Topic: Handicraft
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by Writers' Program. Alaska
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Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures in education
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by Reck, Franklin Mering, 1896- [from old catalog] comp; Moss, William, 1923- [from old catalog] joint comp
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Topics: Camping. [from old catalog], Camps -- United States Directories. [from old catalog]
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by National Recreation Association
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Title from cover
Topic: Advertising
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by Van Rensselaer, Martha, comp; Rose, Flora, joint comp; Canon, Helen, joint comp
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Topics: Sewing, Cookery, Food, Home economics, Interior decoration
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by Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
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In addition to being naughty and losing their company clothes, Tom and his two sisters indulge in rowdy behavior when they are sent upstairs as punishment
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Topic: Cats -- Fiction
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Title varies: v. 1-2 (May 1923-Apr. 1924) Advertising fortnightly, markets, merchandising & media
Topic: Advertising
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by Freeman, Larry, 1904-; Freeman, Ruth S. (Ruth Sunderlin), joint author
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Topic: Picture books for children
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by Brown, Cora, 1861-1939; Brown, Rose, 1883-1952, joint author; Brown, Bob, 1886-1959, joint author
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Blank pages for memoranda ([8] at end)
Topics: Cookery, cbk
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Title from cover
Topic: Advertising
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Title from cover
Topic: Advertising
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by Outdoor Advertising Association of America
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Topics: Billboards -- Periodicals, Advertising, Outdoor -- Periodicals
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by Gallimard Jeunesse (Publisher); Delafosse, Claude; Héliadore, ill
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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and different kinds of butterflies. Features see-through pages that change the pictures
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Topics: Butterflies, Moths, Toy and movable books, Butterflies, Toy and movable books
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by California. Highway Commission; California. Dept. of Public Works; California. Division of Highways
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Vols. 5-6 numbered irregularly: Jan.-Sept./Oct. 1928 called v.5, no. 1-9/10; Nov./Dec. 1928 called v.6, no. 11/12. Vols. 7 begins with Jan./Feb. 1929
Topics: Roads, Roads
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by McGraw-Hill Company
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by Riis, Roger William, 1894-
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by Levitan, Eli L
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Topic: Animated films
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by Slocum, Rosalie; Bernstein, Anna Ruth Epstein, 1893- joint author
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"Books to read": p. 247-248
Topic: New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks
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by Gondor, Emery I. [from old catalog]
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Topic: Puzzles. [from old catalog]
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by Calak, Thomas
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Topic: Supermarkets
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion Pictures
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On film: Pagination is irregular. Some pages are stained, torn, or have faded or missing print. Some volumes are tightly bound. Many advertising pages throughout volumes are missing. Second series vol. 1: pages 111-12 are lacking. Vol. 8: "History of Overland Monthly" follows at end of volume. Vol. 20: advertising pages follow page 360. Bound and photographed out of order. Appear to be complete. Vol. 22: lacks the agricultural issue I-VIII for Sept. "Announcements" for 1894...
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by Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942
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Illustrated lining-papers
Topic: Overland journeys to the Pacific
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by National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America; Ledlie, John A
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Camping
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by Baruch, Dorothy Walter, 1899-
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Topic: Adolescence
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Map on p. [4] of cover
Topic: Bridges
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by Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild
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Topics: Automobiles, Models and modelmaking
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by C.R. Dennison
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by Smith, Charles Betts, 1868-
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Blank pages for "Home owner's memoranda" ([7]-[14] at end)
Topics: Dwellings, Building, Architecture, Domestic, Building materials
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by Verrill, Alpheus Hyatt, 1871- [from old catalog]
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Topic: Camping
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by Elting, Mary, 1906-2005
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Includes index
Topics: Machinery, Machinery
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by United States. National Resources Committee
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Topic: Maps
References at end of most of the chapters
Topics: Clothing and dress, Home economics
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Topic: Radio advertising
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by Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
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Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 12 (Oct. 1875); title from cover
Topic: Children's literature
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by Nitchie, Elizabeth Helm, Mrs
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"How to use the book": p. [299]-313
Topic: Deaf
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by Ross, Lillian E; Whitman, George, 1919?-; Wershba, Joe, 1920-; Ross, Helen, 1916?-; Fiske, Mel, 1918?-
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Topic: United States -- Description and travel
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by Dunlap, Orrin Elmer, 1896-
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Bibliography: p. 124-125
Topic: Television
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by Sargent, Frederick Leroy, 1863-1928
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Tables on lining-papers
Topics: Botany, Botany, Economic
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by Buchheimer, Naomi
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Also published under title: Let's take a trip to a bakery
Topic: Bakers and bakeries
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by Mills, George A. [from old catalog]
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Topic: American wit and humor
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by Carpenter, Harry Allen, 1878-1942.; Bailey, Guy Andrew, 1874-1946, joint author; Stroetzel, Bernice J., joint author
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Topic: Readers and speakers -- Science.
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by Charters, W. W. (Werrett Wallace), 1875-1952; Smiley, Dean Franklin, b. 1895, joint author; Strang, Ruth May, 1895-1971, joint author
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Includes index
Topics: Hygiene, Physiology
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by Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921; Field Museum of Natural History
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Topic: Birds
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by Goodspeed, J. M
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Topic: Supermarkets
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by Wormser, Richard Edward, 1908-
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by Frasier, George Willard, 1890-; Dolman, Helen, joint author; Van Noy, Kathryne, joint author
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Topic: Readers and speakers -- Science
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by Pitkin, Walter B. (Walter Broughton), 1878-1953; Hughes, Harold F., joint author
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Topic: Readers -- Geography
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by Jones, Edwina. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Hygiene, Physiology