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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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Aug 8, 2022 Itten, Johannes, 1888-1967; van Haagen, Ernst, translator
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Translation of: Kunst der Farbe
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Topics: Color, Painting, Aesthetics
Source: folio
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Aug 3, 2022 Pramberg, Noreen C. (Noreen Cook), 1933-
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Spine title: Four generations of descendants of John & Dorcus Peterson
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Topics: Pearson family, Pearson, John, 1616?-1693
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Jul 28, 2022 Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft
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36 p. : 22 cm
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Topics: Ocean travel, Travel
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Jul 17, 2022 Blumenson, Martin
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341 pages 23 cm
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Tunisia, Military campaigns, Tunisia
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Jun 23, 2022 Biggers, Earl Derr, 1884-1933
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316 p. ; 19 cm
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Jun 21, 2022
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"List of works consulted": v. 1, p. [iii]-iv
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Topics: Antigua -- Genealogy, Antigua -- History
Source: bplill
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May 25, 2022 Griffen, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1914-; Alegre, Mitchell R; Society of Descendants of Henry Wolcott
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Includes index
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Topic: Wolcott family
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May 14, 2022 Dabney, William H. (William Henry), 1817-1888
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Frontispiece is a mounted photograph
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Topic: Dabney family
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US Government Documents
May 11, 2022 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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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Jackson family, Belding family, Blake family
US Government Documents
Apr 29, 2022 United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran; United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition
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"November 1987"--Cover
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Topics: Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990, Military assistance, American, Political corruption
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
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xvi, 531, [1] p. 29 x 22 cm
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Topics: Nantwich (England) -- Genealogy, Nantwich (England) -- History
Source: bplill
US Government Documents
Apr 8, 2022 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
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various paging; maps ; cm
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Topics: Land use -- Massachusetts -- Quincy, Land use -- Massachusetts -- Wollaston, Local transit --...
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Apr 8, 2022 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
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2 volumes; maps, ill., photos ; cm
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Topics: Accidents -- Massachusetts -- Boston Metro Area, Labor supply -- Massachusetts -- Boston Metro...
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Apr 4, 2022 Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State
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17 v. 27 cm
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Topics: Massachusetts. Militia, United States -- History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers, Massachusetts --...
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Apr 4, 2022 Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State
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17 v. 27 cm
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Topics: Massachusetts. Militia, United States -- History Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers, Massachusetts --...
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Reprinted from the Historical and genealogical register
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Topic: Foster family
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Books for People with Print Disabilities
Mar 8, 2022 Butor, Michel; Michel Butor Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Translation of 6810000 [i.e. Six million huit cent dix mille] litres d'eau par seconde; étude stéréophonique
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Feb 10, 2022 Hart, H. C., Colonel
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Boston Public Library (Music Department) copy: lacking all prior to p.3
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Topic: Drum
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Feb 5, 2022 Brown, Cyrus Henry, b. 1829
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362 p. : 23 1/2 cm
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Topics: Babcock, James, 1612?-1679, Babcock family, Main, Simeon, 1772-1821, Miner, Isaac, 1773-1836, Minor...
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
Feb 4, 2022 Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Mallory, S. V. R., former owner; Mallory, L. C., former owner
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) ex libris (bookplate): S.V.R. Mallory; (inscription) L.C. Mallory
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Topics: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Slavery, African American...
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
Jan 26, 2022 Cavalieri, Lina, 1874-1944
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317 p. : 20 cm
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Topics: Beauty, Personal, Cosmetics
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Topics: McAlpine family, McAlpin, Alexander, d. 1790
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-275) and indexes
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Topics: Families of royal descent, Nobility
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: United States. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, United States. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Medical care --...
US Government Documents
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iv, 129 p. : 24 cm
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Topics: United States. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Homeless veterans -- United States, Veterans -- Services...
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Dec 19, 2021 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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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 13, 2021 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, editor; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Knight, Charles, 1743-1827? engraver; Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827, engraver; Birrell, A., active 1770-1820, engraver; Sherwin, J. K. (John Keyse), 1751-1790, engraver; Sharp, William, 1749-1824, engraver; Baldwin, Henry,...
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Each volume with vol. half-titles and dated vol. title pages; each play with a divisional title page
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Dec 4, 2021 Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
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Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Source: bplill
Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-107) and index
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Topics: Wailes family, Wales, Nathaniel, 1586-1661
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Nov 13, 2021 Cobb, Philip Lothrop, b. 1870; Cobb, John L., 1913-
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pts. 1-3. [Barnstable family]--pt. 4. Boston family
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Topic: Cobb family
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Nov 10, 2021 Evans, Edwin; Evans, Edwin, 1844-1923
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xviii, 599 p. : 23 cm
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Topic: Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Vocal music
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Nov 4, 2021 American Lady; American Lady, active 19th century, author
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72 pages ; 15 cm
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Topic: Knitting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Oct 27, 2021 Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847
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Title page printed in red; book is bound in original green publisher's cloth
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The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Oct 26, 2021 Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRL
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Paged continuously, with the exception of supplement and appendix, etc., in last volume
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Topic: Biography
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Witchcraft -- New England
Books for People with Print Disabilities
Sep 24, 2021 Howatch, Susan
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272 p. ; 23 cm
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Topics: Carter family, Massachusetts -- Genealogy
Incunabula
Sep 18, 2021 Brant, Sebastian, 1458-1521
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For information about incunabula at the Boston Public Library, consult the library's  incunabula research guide . CXXXXV, [3] leaves : 22 cm (4to)
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Topics: Folly -- Poetry, Folly -- Early works to 1800, Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800, Folly in art...
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Sep 12, 2021 Grove, Henry, 1684-1738; Amory, Thomas, 1701-1774, author of introduction, etc; Otis, James, 1725-1783, inscriber; Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814, inscriber; Warren, James, 1757-1821, former owner; Otis, Mary, former owner
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Each volume has an individual titlepage; 1. Sermons; 2. Sermons and discourses; 3. Discourses; 4. Discourses tracts and poems
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Sep 11, 2021 Swift, Katherine
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170 p. 25 cm
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Topic: Swift family
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Sep 7, 2021 Petre, Maude Dominica, 1863-1942
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xvi, 249 p. ; 19 cm
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Topic: Modernism (Christian theology)
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Title page publication date: M.DCCCCVI
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Topics: Floriculture, Flower gardening, Plants, Ornamental, Cottage gardens, Landscape gardening, Gardens,...
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Aug 17, 2021 Pesel, Louisa F.; Pesel, Louisa F., -1947, author
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36 color mounted plates ; 25 cm
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Topic: Embroidery -- England
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Jul 5, 2021 Faelten, Carl, 1846-1925; Faelten, Reinhold, 1856-1949
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Caption title
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Topics: Piano, Improvisation (Music)
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Jul 5, 2021 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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Jun 30, 2021 Schumacker, Anna
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240 p., plates : 23 cm
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Topics: Knitting, Crochet
Source: bplgrhum
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Jun 20, 2021 Rose, Ben Lacy, 1914-
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Includes index
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Topic: Lee family
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Portrait accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress
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Topics: Winthrop family, Winthrop, John, 1588-1649
"Including descendant families: Adams, Agnew, Ayer, Ball, Barrowcliff, Bennett, Bosworth, Bradshaw, Brister, Chaffee, Codding, Cobb, Coolbaugh, Crawford, Devine, Fisher, Foster, Goodwin, Harris, Harvey, Huber, McAlpine, Maslin, Munn, Pratt, Reynolds, Rockwell, Rogers, Ross, Rumbaugh, Shadduck, Stanton, Stevens, Very, Warner, Wood."
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Topics: Wood family, Wood, Consider, 1757-1822, Adams family, Adams, Mary, 1766-1817
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Jun 4, 2021 Cart, Jean Jacques, 1747-1813; Demuralt, Bernard; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL
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John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library
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Topic: Vaud (Switzerland)
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May 17, 2021 Stevens, Ken
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OCLC number: ocm21057291
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Topic: Wilson family
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May 17, 2021 Spear, Verne Raymond, 1917-
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Cover title: The descendants of George Spear, 1642-1988
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Topics: Spears family, Spear, George, b. ca. 1613
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OCLC number: ocm07014379
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Topic: Drawing
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Apr 20, 2021 Onthank, A. Heath (Arthur Heath), 1892-
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211 p. 24 cm
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Topic: Onthank family
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Apr 8, 2021 Wilbor, John R., b. 1869; Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964
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v. : 24 cm
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Topic: Wilbur family
251 p. : 24 cm
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Topics: Mann family, Mann family (Richard Man, d. 1655)
Source: bplsocsci
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Mar 19, 2021 Cullen, William, 1710-1790; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library (John Adams Library) BRL
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Author's preface dated Nov. 1783. The "new edition" was first published in 4 v., Edinburgh, 1784, and was reprinted in 1789. The four volumes are here reprinted in three
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Topics: Cullen, William, 1710-1790, Medicine
Includes index
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Topics: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons, United States --...
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Feb 25, 2021 Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970; Waterman, Edgar Francis, b. 1875
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"Waterman historians": v.1, p. [4]-5
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Topic: Waterman family
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Feb 25, 2021 Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873; Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Natural history -- Superior, Lake, Superior, Lake
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Half-bound in red morocco, red marbled boards
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Topics: Women, Factory system
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Includes index
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Topics: Huff family, Huff, Engelbert, d. 1765
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Dec 21, 2020 Bliss, Aaron Tyler, 1946-
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Includes indexes
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Topic: Bliss family
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Dec 7, 2020 Menke, Th. (Theodor), 1819-1892; Stu˜lpnagel, F. von; Justus Perthes (Firm : Gotha, Germany)
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Relief shown by hachures
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Topics: Classical geography, Classical geography in literature, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
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Dec 2, 2020 Graham, George R; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
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Vol. title pages have titles: Graham's lady's and gentleman's magazine, 1841-1842, July 1843-1844; Graham's magazine of literature and art, Jan.-June 1843; Graham's American monthly magazine of literature and art, July 1844-June 1856
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Topics: Literature, Literature, Modern
Source: Gen Ref
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iv, 266 p. 16 x 9 cm
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Nov 18, 2020 Hill, Grace Livingston, 1865-1947; J.B. Lippincott Company; Washington Square Press; Bayha, Edwin F., ill
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272 p., [3] leaves of plates : 20 cm
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Nov 5, 2020 Browne, William Bradford, b. 1875
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Cover title: Ancestry of Harlan Walker Jenks
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Topic: Jenkins family
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Oct 22, 2020 Robison, John, 1739-1805; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, former owner
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on first leaf: "Jeremy Belknap 1798 from Mrs. A. Adams."
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Topics: Freemasonry, Illuminati
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"Literatur und anmerkungen": p. [134]-148
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Topics: Cookery, Art and science, Medicine and art, Painting, Cookery, Art, Medicine in art, cbk
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Oct 19, 2020 Roy, Nancy Reba, b. 1893
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190 p. ; 24 cm
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Topic: Roy family
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Oct 18, 2020 Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Topham, Frank William Warwick, 1838-1924, ill; Coniston Mechanics' Institution, and Literary Society, former owner
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First edition. cf. Eckel, J. C. The first editions of the writings of Charles Dickens, 1932, p. 128
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Topic: Great Britain -- History -- Juvenile literature
The Ticknor Library of Spanish and Portuguese Literature
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Ex libris (annotation and bookplate): Robert Southey
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Topic: Albuquerque, Afonso de, 1453-1515
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