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The Getty Alchemy Collection
The Getty Alchemy Collection
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Getty Alchemy Collection includes books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries dealing with the art and science of alchemy. Its core is formed by the Manly Palmer Hall collection, acquired in 1995 from the estate of the Los Angeles theosophist, who founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Originally acquired for its contribution to the history of visual symbolism, alchemy is now...
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Cover title: The language and poetry of flowers
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature, Quotations, English
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by Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805; Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805. Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis
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By Pierre d'Hancarville, according to Barbier, who gives Naples ca. 1771 as probable place and date for the ed. in French only, rather than French and English. Title of present ed. has been changed from that cited by Barbier (Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis), and so is probably later
Topics: Erotic art, Gems, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman
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by Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian, 1786-1862
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vii, 79 p. : 24 cm
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by Tross, Edwin; Bruegel, Pieter, ca. 1525-1569
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Introduction signed: E.T. (i.e. Edwin Tross)
Topic: Rabelais, François, ca. 1490-1553?
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute includes books from the 1840s through the 1870s, which are illustrated primarily with salted paper prints or albumen prints. These were the first photographic media viable for publication purposes yet the production of such books was very labor-intensive: the images were printed individually from paper or glass negatives and then mounted...
Brief extracts in Latin from writers on alchemy, with commentary in German. Based on Reusner's Pandora of 1582. See Hogart
Topic: Alchemy
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Topic: Magic
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by Saint German, Christopher, 1460?-1540; Saint German, Christopher, 1460?-1540. Secunde dyaloge in Englysshe bytwene a doctour of dyvynytye and a student in the lawes of Englande
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Contains 2 dialogues. The 1st was published in Latin (1528) as: Dialogus de fundamentis legum Anglie et de conscientia. A modified English translation appeared (1530?) with title: Hereafter foloweth a dyaloge in Englysshe bytwyxt a doctoure of dyuynyte and a student in the lawes of Englande. The 2nd dialogue was published in 1530 as: The secu[n]de dyaloge in Englysshe bytwene a doctour of dyuynytye and a student in the lawes of Englande. Both anonymously published dialogues are by Christopher...
Topic: Law
Binding: vellum; armorial bookplate of the princes of Liechtenstein (Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis) on front pastedown
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Topic: Alchemy
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Donato d'Eremita
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Author further identified on preliminary page 7 as Fra Donato d'Eremita di Rocca d'Evandro dell'Ordine di San Domenico
Topics: Elixir of life, Distillation, Alchemy, Medicinal plants, Medicine, Workshop recipes
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Hogart, Ron Charles. Alchemy, a comprehensive bibliography of the Manly P. Hall Collection of books and manuscripts
Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
Pages 120-199 lacking in numbering
Topics: Precious stones, Gems
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Materia medica, Alchemy, Medicine
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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Final page blank
Topics: Colors, Color guides, Color
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43 v. : 30-32 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Germany -- Periodicals, Germany -- Genealogy -- Periodicals
Library's copy lacks final blank leaf present in other copies
Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems
62, [2] pages, [9] leaves of plates : 28 cm (4to)
Topics: Botanical illustration, Color, Composition (Art)
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[4] p., 100 leaves of col. plates : 36 cm
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris Region, Architecture -- France -- Paris Region -- 19th...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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Text and color plates mounted on leaves colored in grey wash.
Topics: Colors, Dyes and dyeing, Coloring matter, Chemistry, Chromatographic analysis, Paper chromatography
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
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xxiv, [25]-348 p. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
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Half-title: Menuisier, ébéniste et layetier
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Byggnadssnickeri
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by Hudson, Marion
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"Part 1. A graduated course of typical lessons in accordance with the syllabus of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington."
Topics: Brushwork, Painting
Half t.p.: L'ornementation par la plante
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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by Robinson, J. C. (John Charles), Sir, 1824-1913; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Marlborough House (London, England)
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Title within ornamental border in colors
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Art objects
110 p. : 33 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Includes index
Topics: Figure drawing, Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
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by Audsley, W. (William), 1833-1907; Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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72 p., 8 leaves of plates : 18 cm
Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts
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by La Feuille, Daniel de. Devises et emblèmes anciennes et modernes; Mulder, Joseph, b. 1659 or 60; Wetstein, Henricus
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Added engraved illustrated title-page by Joseph Mulder in Russian, with title "Symvoly i emblemata", incorporating a portrait of Peter the Great after Sir Godfrey Kneller
Topic: Emblems
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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The first vol. of the Anzeiger was issued in three parts (36 no.) 1884-1886, with the Mitteilungen, 1. bd., 1-2. hft., as supplement
Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
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by Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768
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"Nella Stamperia di Marco Pagliarini ..."--Colophon
Topics: Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779, Art, Ancient, Private collections, Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779 --...
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by Cipriani, Giovanni Battista, 1766-1839
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Library's c.2 is bound with: Su i dodici obelischi egizj che adornano la città di Roma / ragionamento di Giovanni Battista Cipriani. Roma : Presso Alessandro Ceracchi, 1823. (84-B30552 c.3)
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Robida, Albert, 1848-1926
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Head and tail pieces
Topics: Twentieth century, Electricity
Issued in 32 fascicles
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Stair building
Binding: mottled calfskin. Spine gilt tooled, with author & title on red label. Edges gilt rolled. Page edges red
Topic: Astronomy
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by Cortambert, Louise
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212 p
Topic: Flower language
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by Hessemer, Friedrich Maximilian, 1800-1860, author, artist
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Originally issued in parts
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Islamic decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament,...
xxiv, 484 p. : 20 cm
Topic: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
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by Scappi, Bartolomeo
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Running title: Libro primo-[secondo-sesto libro] di M. Bartolomeo Scappi
Topics: Paul III, Pope, 1468-1549, Julius III, Pope, 1487-1555, Scappi, Bartolomeo, Cookery, Cookery,...
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by Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
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by Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580
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[10], 110, [2] p., [212] leaves of plates : 41 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Architecture -- Early works to 1800
The initials E. K., which appear throughout the text, stand for Edward Kelly, Dee's associate
Topics: Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1552-1612, Stefan Batory, King of Poland, 1533-1586, Spiritualism,...
xii, [9]-265 p. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. 24 cm
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
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Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
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Sloan candidate
Topics: Indians of Mexico -- Religion, Mexico -- Antiquities, Mexico -- History Conquest, 1519-1540, Mexico...
Date and printer from colophon
Topics: Calligraphy, Alphabets
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by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Goodwin, Philip R; Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932; Hooper, Charles Edward, 1867- illustrator; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Printer statement from title page verso
Topics: Animal welfare, Feral dogs, Pet theft, Sled dogs, Dogs
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by Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 973?-1048 880-01
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Added t.p.: al-Qānūnuʾl-Masʻūdī (Canon Masudicus) : an encyclopaedia of astronomical sciences
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Topic: Astronomy
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by Oppenord, Gilles-Marie, 1672-1742; Huquier, Gabriel, 1695-1772
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In 14 parts, each with engraved title-page and imprint
Topics: Architecture, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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The first vol. of the Anzeiger was issued in three parts (36 no.) 1884-1886, with the Mitteilungen, 1. bd., 1-2. hft., as supplement
Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Bound in 68 vols., 243 manuscripts on the subjects of alchemy, hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and related arts
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Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
Library's copy lacks plate 50
Topics: Alphabets, Lettering
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924
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p. 403-409 ; 26 cm
Topics: Office buildings, Tall buildings, Architecture, Modern
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
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by Jubiläums-Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1888 : Vienna, Austria)
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v, 346, iv pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Jubiläums-Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1888 : Vienna, Austria), Industries -- Austria -- Exhibitions,...
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2 v. 19 cm
Topic: English literature -- 19th century -- Periodicals
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v. 1. A-K.--v. 2. L-Z.--v. 3. Nachträge und Verzeichnis der Monogramme
Topics: Artists, Art, Dutch, Art, Flemish
First published by Luca Jennis (Frankfort, 1625); cf. Hogart
Topic: Alchemy
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by Internationale Kunstausstellung (Munich, Germany), author; Münchener Künstler-Genossenschaft, organizer; Verein Bildender Künstler Münchens "Secession", organizer; Verein Bildender Künstler Münchens "Secession"
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Spelling of "Glaspalaste" varies
Topics: Art, Modern, Art, Internationale Kunstausstellung (Munich, Germany)
"Text-books upon architecture and ornament": p. 162
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Roubo, M. (André Jacob), 1739-1791
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"Table alphabetique, ou, Vocabulaire raisonné", v. 4, p. 1265-1306
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Furniture