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Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson : Fine Arts (Conclude...

By: E. Millicent Sowerby

The last volume of the Thomas Jefferson Collection that includes the sources for the first four volumes as well as the conclusion to the Fine Arts.

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Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson : Compiled With Annot...

By: E. Millicent Sowerby

In the present volume, Volume IV, concluding Philosophy and containing the first part of Fine Arts, the divergence has become so marked that it is apparent that the revised "fair copy" of his catalogue made by Jefferson, and used during the negotiations for the sale, differed substantially from his earlier version.

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Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson : Compiled With Annot...

By: E. Millicent Sowerby

The first volume of the catalogue in Thomas Jefferson's private collection.

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Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson : Compiled With Annot...

By: E. Millicent Sowerby

The first volume of the catalogue in Thomas Jefferson's private collection.

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Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson : Compiled With Annot...

By: E. Millicent Sowerby

The first volume of the catalogue in Thomas Jefferson's private collection.

Among the plans proposed by the Library for the Jefferson Bicentennial was the publication of a catalogue of the library of Thomas Jefferson. It is a widely known fact that Jefferson's Library was purchased by Act of Congress in 1815 to replace the original library lost in the burning of the capital in 1814. At the Time of purchase the Jefferson library, certainly the finest collection in private hands in the United States, comprised more than six thousand volumes; tod...

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Bible : New Testament, Wycliffe Edition

By: John Wycliffe, Editor

Wycliffe's Bible is the name now given to a group of Bible translations into Middle English that were made under the direction of, or at the instigation of, John Wycliffe.

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A Summary of the Rights of British America Set Forth in Some Resol...

By: Thomas Jefferson

A summary of a convention of delegates in Virginia.

The following piece was intended to convey to the late meeting of Delegates the sentiments of one of their body, whole personal attendance was prevented by an accidental illness. In it the sources of our present unhappy differences are traced with such faithful accuracy, and the opinions entertained by every free American expressed with such a manly firmness, that it must be pleading to the present, and must be useful to future ages.

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Catalogue of the Library of the United States : To which is Annexe...

By: Various

A complete list in alphabetical order of all the items of the United States Library (Volume 2)

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Catalogue of the Library of the United States : To which is Annexe...

By: Various

A complete list in alphabetical order of all the items of the United States Library.

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The Latin Vulgate Bible

By: Saint Jerome, Translator

The Latin Vulgate Bible is a bible originally translated in the late fourth century. Since then many more translations and editions have been published. The image cover for this particular one is from an illuminated chaptered Latin Vulgate Bible c.1250 A.D., from Paris, France that has been handwritten on vellum.

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Jefferson's Legacy : A Brief History of the Library of Congress

By: John Y. Cole

A brief history on America's Library of Congress.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

By: Luo Guanzhong

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo Guanzhong in the 14th century, is a historical novel set amidst the turbulent years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, starting in 169 CE and ending with the reunification of the land in 280 CE. The story (part historical, part legend, and part myth) romanticizes and dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, who tried to replace the dwindling Han Dynasty or restor...

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

By: Luo Guanzhong; C.H. Brewitt Taylor, Translator; DW Three Kingdoms, Illustrator

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo Guanzhong in the 14th century, is a historical novel set amidst the turbulent years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, starting in 169 CE and ending with the reunification of the land in 280 CE. The story (part historical, part legend, and part myth) romanticizes and dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, who tried to replace the dwindling Han Dynasty or restor...

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Ch'uan Shen Hsing Wen

By: Unknown

An inscription dating to around 1020 A.D. about the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127).

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Journey to the West

By: Wu Cheng'en; Anthony C. Yu, Translator, editor

Journey to the West is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It was written in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en. The novel is a fictionalized account of the legendary pilgrimage to India of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, and loosely based its source from the historic text Great Tang Records on the Western Regions and traditional folk tales. The monk travelled to the "Western Regions" during the Tang Dynasty, t...

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Outlaws of the Marsh (Water Margin)

By: Shi Naian

Water Margin, also known as Outlaws of the Marsh, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes, or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Attributed to Shi Naian, whom some believe to be Luo Guanzhong, the novel details the trials and tribulations of 108 outlaws during the mid Song Dynasty. It is a novel based on the outlaw Song Jiang and his companions. The group was active in the Huainan region and surrendered to the So...

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke

By: William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – ...

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A Guide to Systematic Readings in the Encyclopaedia Britannica

By: James Baldwin, Ph.D.

The Britannica is a work of reference, and much more: it is a collection of all histories, all biographies, all arts, all litterateurs, and all scientific, professional, and mechanical knowledge; but on account of its comprehensiveness, extending as it does through so many large volumes, it presents such an "embarrassment of riches" that those who consult it fail sometimes to discover all that is suited to their individual needs. It is evident, therefore, that if each re...

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Thy Son Liveth : Messages from a Soldier to His Mother

By: Anonymous

A soldier's letter to his mother, published anonymously.

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The Vital Message

By: Arthur Conan Doyle

After publication of his first book on the afterlife, The New Revelation, Doyle followed it up in 1919 with The Vital Message, where he shares his thoughts on skepticism, religion, psychic phenomena, and Jesus.

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