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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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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849
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First edition
Source: bplill
Ellison D. Smith, chairman
Topics: Railroads and state, Railroads
Source: bplgovdocs
Pref. signed: D. W. Allen
Topic: Thacker family
Boston Public Library
by Massachusetts Historical Society
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v. : 21-26 cm
Topic: Massachusetts -- History
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee
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1880/81- also called 1st- Annual report
Topic: Education
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
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v. 28 cm
Topics: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Local transit
This is drawer 89 of the card catalog for the Boston Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Department. It contains typed catalog cards for books and other printed materials in the collection, organized alphabetically by author (or by title if no author is known). To read more about using these digitized catalog cards, visit the search section of the BPL Rare Books and Manuscripts Department webpage . See also our statement on harmful language in catalog records .
Topics: rare books, catalogs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...announces and gives facts about the conversion of the Hotel Kenmore and the Wadsworth Hotel in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore/Back Bay neighborhood into housing for the elderly and handicapped by the Kenmore Abbey Company; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Building Reuse, Older people, Handicapped Housing, Hotel Kenmore, Boston (Mass.), Hotels, Wadsworth...
Source: bplgovdocs
Boston Public Library
by Viard-Louis, Jenny
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xvi, 239 p. ; 19 cm
Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Piano
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
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Holograph
Topics: Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847, American Colonization Society, Antislavery movements,...
Books to Borrow
by Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937, editor
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volumes : 24 cm
US Government Documents
by Saratoga Associates; Abcor, Inc; Walden Research Division
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...this report concerning the environmental impact of the downtown Boston Park Plaza urban renewal area was prepared for the Saratoga Associates; a copy was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Air quality, Development Projects, Environmental impact analysis, Park Plaza Urban Renewal Project,...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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this memorandum, from BRA Development Administrator Edward J. Logue, concerns the proposed new Boston City Hall; it includes a copy of a letter addressed to Mr. Logue from the Design Advisory Committee; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Logue, Edward J, Boston (Mass.) City Hall, Architecture, City halls, Development Projects, Urban...
Source: bplgovdocs
...a preliminary evaluation of the geotechnical aspects of foundation design and construction of a proposed mixed use development project on South Boston waterfront property bounded by Commonwealth Pier, Boston harbor, Northern Aveue and Fort Point Channel known as Planned Development Areas (PDA's) 23 and 24; gives information on site, subsurface and groundwater conditions and tide levels; includes: map of bedrock, glacial till and inorganic soils, soil profiles, schematic section for anchored...
Topics: Bedrock, Development Projects, Fan Pier, Boston (Mass.), Foundations, Geology, Groundwater, Piers /...
Source: bplgovdocs
...outlines the progress of the study of foundation conditions in the Back Bay area of Boston and indicates preliminary conclusions; briefly describes soil and groundwater conditions and estimates life expectancy of existing foundations; formulates general foundation design principles to guide future development; includes a detailed outline for a proposed in-depth study; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topic: Foundations
Source: bplgovdocs
...briefly discusses Boston's historic architectural heritage; lists, alphabetically by street, historic buildings giving, in some cases, brief information on history, builder, etc.; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Historic buildings, Historic buildings, Streets
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). City Planning Board; Arthur D. Little, Inc
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...provides background information for urban renewal planning of downtown Boston's central business district; studies the market for retailing in this area, gives trends in retail sales (1948 and 1954), effects of suburban shopping centers on the core, consumer shopping habits and the future of retailing in the case; discusses condition of the buildings, real estate taxes, assets of the area, current and completed studies and future requirements; suggests methods of encouraging non-retail use...
Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Land use, Retail trade, Shopping centers
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by De Normandie, Robert L; De Normandie, Robert L. (Robert Laurent), b. 1876
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At head of title: United States Department of Labor. James J. Davis, Secretary. Children's Bureau, Grace Abbott, Chief
Topics: Prenatal care, Obstetrics, Women, Infants, Infants
Source: bplgovdocs
iii, 127 p. : 24 cm
Topics: United States. Supreme Court, Judges -- United States Archives, Public records -- Access control...
Boston Public Library
by Kavanagh, Patrick F; Hickey, James, Reverend, former owner, autographer. MB; Holy Ghost Missionary College, former owner. MB; McGlashan and Gill, publisher; Galwey & Co., binder
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Includes index
Topics: United Irishmen, Irish question
Boston Public Library
by Kavanagh, Patrick F., author; McGlashan and Gill, publisher; Galwey & Co., bookbinder
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Includes index
Topics: United Irishmen, Irish question
iii, 59 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: New Zealand -- Economic policy, New Zealand -- Economic conditions 1945-1984, New Zealand --...
Source: bplgovdocs
Continued from title page: "some of their miserable sufferings for the testimony of Jesus, declared as follows, and some of their unjust and vvicked lavvs set dovvn, by vvhich they have made the ungodly to rejoyce, and the righteous to lament, that all who fear the Lord, may come out of their foot-steps ..."
Topics: Society of Friends, Persecution
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Birmingham (Warkwickshire, England). New Meeting
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"Hymns" section has separate title page
Topic: Hymns, English
US Government Documents
by United Community Services of Metropolitan Boston
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...the city's proposal to build a sports complex near downtown Boston located between the South End and South Boston; sets forth advantages and provides information on existing owners, area measurement in acres and adjacent development projects; also includes aerial views, in color, of the area; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Aerial Views, Area measurement, Development Projects, South Bay Gateway, Boston (Mass.), Stadiums
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). Finance Commission
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...briefly discusses the proposed exposition's benefits to the city and state economy, funding alternatives, etc..
Topics: Exhibitions, American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
US Government Documents
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...a building re-use development project proposal for this downtown Boston Crossing property into a condominium, a restaurant (Thompson's Spa) and offices; includes information on the development team (includes resumes), a copy of the Redeveloper's Statement for Public Disclosure, a description of the proposal (concept, architectural, and cost), and the architect's (Anderson, Notter Finegold, Inc.) qualifications; discusses the historic preservation of the facade, Thompson's Spa, etc.; a copy...
Topics: 44-46 Temple Place, Boston (Mass.), Boston Crossing, Boston (Mass.), Building Reuse, Condominiums,...
Source: bplgovdocs
iii, 122 p. : 24 cm
Topics: SBIC Program (U.S.), Small business investment companies -- United States, Venture capital --...
Source: bplgovdocs
On conditions in the French West Indies connected with slavery
Topic: West Indies, French -- Race relations
Source: bplill
US Government Documents
by Immigration Restriction League (U.S.)
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Boston Public Library
by John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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A facetious cahier for "l'Ordre des Cocus," including 13 pages of names
Topics: France. Etats généraux, Political satire, French
Source: bplsc
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority; Boston (Mass.). Parks and Recreation Dept; Boston Public Facilities Dept
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...presumably, a federally required document justifying the need for federal funds to redevelop 25 neighborhood parks and playgrounds, carry out a city wide tree planting program, restore the Olmsted park system and environmental improvements related to the nation's bicentennial; includes a completed grant application form; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Grant Applications, Neighborhood, Olmsted Park System, Boston (Mass.), Open spaces, Parks,...
Houghton Mifflin Company Trade Book Archival Collection
by Antin, Mary, 1881-1949
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Autobiographical
Topic: Russians
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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Holograph, signed
Topics: May, Samuel, 1810-1899, National Anti-slavery Bazaar, Abolitionists, Antislavery movements
American Revolutionary War Manuscripts at the Boston Public Library
by Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775; Boston Public Library. American Revolutionary War Manuscripts Collection
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Holograph, signed
Topic: Perkins, Nathaniel, 1715-1799
Boston Public Library
by Thompson, Robert J. (Robert John), b. 1865
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''Seventh edition''--T.p. verso
Topics: Future life, Spiritualism
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee
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Description based on: 1869
Topic: Schools
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee
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Imprint varies
Topic: Schools
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee
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Topic: Schools
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee
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Imprint varies
Topic: Schools
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Boston Musical Association; Longy, Georges, 1868-1930
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The Association ceased to exist in 1921
Topic: Concert programs
iii, 73 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyah, Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government, Economic...
Source: bplgovdocs
330 p. : 24 cm
Topic: Middleton family
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...series of illustrations includes aerial views and shadow studies (existing and potential shadow conditions) of downtown Boston's Midtown Cultural District; examines zoning and massing parameters, urban design, conceptual alternatives for the proposed development projects in the Hinge and Sawyer blocks; includes comparative scale examples with tables of building heights for 25 buildings; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Aerial Views, Building Heights, Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Environmental impact analysis, Midtown...
Source: bplgovdocs
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Birds -- Conservation United States, Wildlife conservation -- Law...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by United States. Bureau of Biological Survey; United States. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Nos. 6, 9, not published
Topic: Zoology
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Editor's preface signed: Hugh Reveley
Topics: Artists, Drawing
Source: Fine Arts
Incunabula
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An anonymous poem in 64 stropes, "otto rime."
Topics: Ottava rimas, Italian, Italian poetry
Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Tourneur, Pierre Prime Félicien le, translator; Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874, author of introduction, etc; Pichot, Amédée, d 1795-1877, editor
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1. Vie de Shakespeare / [Par Guizot]. Vénus et Adonis. La mort de Lucrèce. Choix de sonnets. Hamlet -- 2. La Tempête. Coriolan. Jules-César -- 3. Antoine et Cléopâtre. Les méprises. Macbeth -- 4. Timon d'Athènes. Le songe d'été. Roméo et Juliette -- 5. Othello. Les deux gentilshommes de Vérone. Troïlus et Cressida -- 6. Le roi Lear. Comme il vous plaira. Titus Andronicus -- 7. Beaucoup de bruit pour rien. Cymbeline. La douzième nuit, ou ce que vous voudrez -- 8. La vie et la mort...
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Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Tourneur, Pierre Prime Félicien le, translator; Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874, author of introduction, etc; Pichot, Amédée, d 1795-1877, editor
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1. Vie de Shakespeare / [Par Guizot]. Vénus et Adonis. La mort de Lucrèce. Choix de sonnets. Hamlet -- 2. La Tempête. Coriolan. Jules-César -- 3. Antoine et Cléopâtre. Les méprises. Macbeth -- 4. Timon d'Athènes. Le songe d'été. Roméo et Juliette -- 5. Othello. Les deux gentilshommes de Vérone. Troïlus et Cressida -- 6. Le roi Lear. Comme il vous plaira. Titus Andronicus -- 7. Beaucoup de bruit pour rien. Cymbeline. La douzième nuit, ou ce que vous voudrez -- 8. La vie et la mort...
Source: bplsc
Boston Public Library
by Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809; Schicht, Johann Gottfried, 1753-1823, copyist
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For chorus (SATB) with figured bass for organ
Topics: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with continuo, Psalms (Music), Motets
Source: folio
Boston Public Library
by Hudson, Henry, 1798-1889, compiler
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Manuscript in ink
Topics: Folk music, Songs, Folk dance music, Folk songs, English, Folk songs, Irish
Boston Public Library
by Stannus, Graydon, Mrs
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x, 15 p., 59 leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Glassware, Cut glass
Source: bplfa
Boston Public Library
by Drake, Samuel Adams, 1833-1905
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Formerly pub. under title: Historic fields and mansions of Middlesex
Topics: Middlesex County (Mass.) -- History, Middlesex County (Mass.) -- Description and travel
Boston Public Library
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Bound volume contains : 85. The Bible in theology / by Rev. William W. Fenn. -- 86. The perfect Law of the Lord / by Rev. William H. Lyon. -- 87. What the world wants of us / by Rev. Charles F. Dole -- 88. The preaching of the Cross / by Rev. William H. Lyon. -- 89. The three stages of Unitarian theology / by James Martineau. -- 90. Temperance and purity: what our young people can do for them / by Rev. Brooke Herford. -- 91. The Unitarians / by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. -- 92. The faith of...
Topic: Religion
Source: bplgrhum
Books to Borrow
by Sophocles
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70 pages 30 cm
Topics: Antigone (Mythological character) -- Drama, Antigone (Mythological character)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Dryden, John, 1631-1700, editor; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Magnes, Susanna, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by John Dryden
Boston Public Library
by Counsel, E.P.S
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34 p. ; 21.5 cm
Topic: Orangeism
Boston Public Library
by Palmer, William Lincoln, b. 1868
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Cover-title
Topic: Palmer family
Boston Public Library
by Chassant, Alphonse; Chassant, Alphonse, 1808-1907
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iv, 159 pages, [10] folded leaves ; 18 cm
Topics: Paleography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, 15.26 palaeography, Paleography, Paleografie, Oorkonden,...
Books for People with Print Disabilities
by Harris, MacDonald, 1921-1993
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Compiled by Daniel Offord, Lucy Bowers and Martha A. Anderson. Cf. Grosvenor Library, Buffalo. Shaker literature in the Grosvenor Library, no. 203, and MacLean, A bibl. of Shaker lit., no. 75
Topic: Hymns, English
Source: bplill
Boston Public Library
by Bowyer, William, 1699-1777; Middleton, Conyers, 1683-1750. Dissertation concerning the origin of printing in England; Meerman, Gerard, 1722-1771. Origines typographicae; Humphrey, Henry B., former owner; Cutter, Abram Edmands, b. 1822, former owner
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Rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation concerning the origin of printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae
Topic: Printing
325 p. : 25 cm
Topics: Powers family, Banks family
Boston Public Library
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1st ed., cf. DSB IV, 266-7
Topics: Histology, Microscopy, Nerves
Source: bplgrhum
Boston Public Library
by Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844; Blake, Martha R., former owner; Hayday, James, 1796-1872, binder
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Advertisements on p. [1] at end
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Art Treasures Exhibition (1857 : Manchester, England)
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Reproduction of original in British Library, London
Boston Public Library Booklists
by Group of librarians working with young adults
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Topics: Bibliography, Poetry
Boston Public Library
by Cañete, Manuel, 1822-1891; Rivadeneyra, Manuel, 1805-1872, publisher
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in 19th-century brown morocco panelled in blind and gilt. The gilt armorial super-ex-libris of the Spanish monarchy (Bourbon) is present on both covers. An author's inscription, present on the front flyleaf, reads: "Sen̋ora: A los R.P. de V.A. -- Manuel Can̋ete."
6 pages 1., xx, 170, [21] pages ; 20 cm
Boston Public Library
by Asnyk, Adam, 1838-1897
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OCLC number: ocm03382682
iii, 60 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Budget -- United States, Deficit financing -- United States, United States -- Economic policy...
...presents a description of state supported, privately provided human services in Boston showing fiscal year 1990 human service spending across 12 areas of community based service; includes data on social service agencies, such as size, geographic service areas and racial and ethnic client profiles; describes flows of clients among agencies, the ways clients are referred and where they go when they are referred somewhere else; charts show distribution of financial support for privately...
Topic: Social service
iii, 50 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Budget -- United States, Fiscal policy -- United States, United States -- Appropriations and...