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Glass Axe

Description: Clear glass axe or hatchet, made at the Libbey Glass Company display as a souvenir of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. One side of blade with relief inscription "World's Fair / 1983"; other side of blade with relief portrait of George Washington, and inscription "The Father Of His Country". Handle with relief inscription near base: "Libbey Glass Co / Toledo, Ohio."
Date: 1896
Creator: Libbey Glass Company

Parables of our Lord

Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
Date: 1846

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

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."
Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.

Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Description: Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149.
Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.

Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia

Description: Hand-colored map of the state of Virginia in 1861, used by General Scott to plan campaigns during the Civil War. Counties are labeled and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. It includes advertisements, tables of population, steamboat routes, and altitudes, and notes on mapping and geology in text blocks around the outside of the map.
Date: 1861
Creator: Lloyd, James T.

Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia

Description: Hand-drawn color map of the state of Virginia which shows the location of Civil War battlefields (1861-1865), Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad lines, distinguishing between those which are pre-war and post-war, other railroads during the war, plank roads, turnpikes, other roads and light houses. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures.
Date: 1891
Creator: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.

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

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.
Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)

Manuscript leaf of music.

Description: Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text.
Date: unknown

[Theatre Royal Playbill]

Description: One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next."
Date: 1798
Creator: Drury Lane Theatre.

[Collection of Travel Maps]

Description: Nine maps depicting the travels of the author to accompany his journals. The first map shows routes through parts of the Middle East and Asia with references to the Orenburgh Expedition. The second map shows routes in Northern Europe and parts of Russia, including towns in Prussia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The third map shows various portions of the Volga River in four separate, overlapping insets with nearby towns noted. The fourth map shows an area around the Eastern Ocean including present-day Saudi Arabia and India; regions and towns are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The fifth map shows land around the Caspian Sea including routes of the Russian Embassy, towns, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The sixth map shows a portion of Russia depicting the Orenburgh Expedition as well as towns, landmarks, and geographic features which are marked pictorially. The seventh map shows the Caspian Sea with surrounding regions and geographic features (with relief marked pictorially). The eighth map shows Europe and some surrounding areas including routes taken by the Russia Company, cities, and geographic features. The final (ninth) map is of Siberia and bordering areas; regions and landmarks are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Date: 1762
Creator: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786.