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Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
Description: Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.
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The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

The Picayune's Map of New Orleans

Date: 1906
Creator: The Picayune
Description: Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads.
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Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations

Date: December 24, 1798
Creator: Trudeau, Carlos
Description: Map of the city of New Orleans in 1798, including adjacent plantations (with property notes and the history of land ownership) and points of interest. Scale ca. 1:18,676 (ca. 280 toesas per inch).
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Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Description: Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.
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The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Date: 1840/1849
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
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Prudent policy for seller survival: a tiny conceit

Prudent policy for seller survival: a tiny conceit

Date: 1979
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Description: Humorous rules for commerce and seller survival.
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Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Date: 1826
Creator: Horace
Description: A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
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Raceauto's : Zo herkent men de moderne race-wagens

Raceauto's : Zo herkent men de moderne race-wagens

Date: 1965 - 1973
Creator: Franco-Suisse
Description: A brief overview of the various categories of race cars.
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A recipe for moon tea

A recipe for moon tea

Date: 1986
Creator: Bridge, Gertrude S.
Description: Poem on the making of moon tea.
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Recognition dinner in honor of Gertrude S. Bridge, educator: Wednesday, May twenty-second MDCCCCLXVIII.

Recognition dinner in honor of Gertrude S. Bridge, educator: Wednesday, May twenty-second MDCCCCLXVIII.

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Keepsake honoring Gertrude S. Bridge. Includes brief biography, lists of achivements, honors, travel, a poem in her honor, and program for the evening banquet in her honor.
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Relax in de praktijk : Ontspan je . . . brief aan mijn vriend Piet

Relax in de praktijk : Ontspan je . . . brief aan mijn vriend Piet

Date: 1965 - 1973
Creator: Franco-Suisse
Description: A brief overview of ways to relax and escape the stresses of daily life.
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REM Acrostics

REM Acrostics

Date: 1972
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Description: Acrostics based on the names of 14 friends of the author, and his own. The title page and colophon are also written as acrostics also. The people are: Robert E. Massmann; Samuel E. Murray; J.N.B. Artfield; Ruth E. adomeit; F. J. Board; Glen Dawson; A. J. St. Onge; Julia P. Wightman; Eugene D. Buchanan; Francis J. Gagiardi; Royce L. Gale Jr.; Philip Bliss; Julian I. Edison; and Raymond A. Smith.
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Rhymes, for infant minds.

Rhymes, for infant minds.

Date: c.1850
Creator: unknown
Description: Mid-1800's children's book containing various poems with moral themes. Most deal with death of children, and how if they live right, they will go to heaven.
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The runaway

The runaway

Date: c. 1857.
Creator: Committee of Publication of the American Sunday School Union.
Description: Little Julia, resident of New York City, is taken to see her uncle's farm. Exposed to fields, animals, and the open spaces, she regrets having to return to the city. Back home, she wants to run away and return to her uncle's farm. Against her mother's orders, she does run away one day, but is found and brought home, and learns never to disobey her mother again.
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Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Date: 1790-1799
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
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Save--buy--for victory, W.S.S.  for sale here : war savings stamps issued by the United States Government

Save--buy--for victory, W.S.S. for sale here : war savings stamps issued by the United States Government

Date: 1917
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. National War Savings Committee.
Description: All-text poster promotes purchase of war savings stamps.
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Scheepjes varen al over de zee : geschiedenis van de scheepvaart

Scheepjes varen al over de zee : geschiedenis van de scheepvaart

Date: 1965 - 1973
Creator: Franco-Suisse
Description: A brief overview of the history of ships.
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De schoonste monumenten in de wereld

De schoonste monumenten in de wereld

Date: 1965 - 1973
Creator: Franco-Suisse
Description: An overview of various great architectural monuments in Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Russia, and Cambodia.
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Sewing basket

Sewing basket

Date: 1840/1901
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Signs.

Signs.

Date: [1827 - 1853]
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
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Special books : a description in verse, of the type of book I seek.

Special books : a description in verse, of the type of book I seek.

Date: 2005
Creator: Hunter, Darragh
Description: Poetic musings on the collecting of books, and what makes a book desirable, including size. Produced as a keepsake for the Miniature Book Society annual Conclave XXIII. Bound in blue/purple card covers with applied cover label.
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The spirit of '76

The spirit of '76

Date: 1980-2000
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Description: Miniature artists' book. Front cover of "book" opens to reveal a hollow space containing a miniature alcohol bottle labled "Napoleon 1876."
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Sukie's tiny tepee: a sketch book

Sukie's tiny tepee: a sketch book

Date: 1970
Creator: Sherman, E. Helene
Description: Drawings of Sukie, the toy poodle, in various activities.
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Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.
Description: This is a 1773 printed copy of the libretto of "Le tableau parlant" (The talking picture), a one-act comic opera by M. Anseaume, set to music by Grétry. The opera was staged for the first time by the troupe of Italian actors of King Louis XV, on Wednesday, September 20, 1769. The back of the t.p. lists the names of the original actors who performed the characters of the opera at its premier: Isabelle (Madame Trial), [Jean-Louis Laruette] (Cassandre, Isabelle's tutor), [Madame Laruette (Colombine, Isabelle's lady-in-waiting), M. Trial (Léandre, Cassandra's nephew, who is in love with Isabelle), and [[Jean-Baptiste Clairval] (Léandre's valet). The final scene is a vaudeville sung by all of the characters. The music of the vaudeville is included at the end on pp. [45-48]. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of Jean François Marmontel's comic opera "La fausse magie."
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