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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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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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Cover title: The language and poetry of flowers
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature, Quotations, English
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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...
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43 v. : 30-32 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Germany -- Periodicals, Germany -- Genealogy -- Periodicals
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by Compton-Rickett, Arthur, 1869-1937
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Illustrated t.-p
Topic: English literature
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 Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Topic: Magic
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Half-title: Menuisier, ébéniste et layetier
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Byggnadssnickeri
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[18], 150, [4] p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Immaculate Conception
Includes index
Topics: Figure drawing, Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic
Binding: vellum; armorial bookplate of the princes of Liechtenstein (Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis) on front pastedown
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Topic: Alchemy
Brief extracts in Latin from writers on alchemy, with commentary in German. Based on Reusner's Pandora of 1582. See Hogart
Topic: Alchemy
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Final page blank
Topics: Colors, Color guides, Color
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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
Library's copy lacks final blank leaf present in other copies
Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Lyall, Mary Mills; Lyall, Earl Harvey
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"Dedicated by the Cubies to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors..."--P. [3]
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Topics: Alphabets, Cubism, Art
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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,...
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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2 v. (xxiv, 321, [6], xxiii, [1] p. 37 cm
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
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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
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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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Title from cover
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, French wit and humor, Pictorial
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xx, 260 p. 25 cm
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Mogul
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Tabarrini, Marco; Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574; Milanesi, Gaetano; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Manuscript. Urb. Lat. 1270
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xx, xlix, 324 p. nar. 4
Topic: Painting
Includes index
Topics: Boots, Shoes, Shoe machinery industry
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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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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,...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Zimmerman, Eugene, 1862-1935, author, illustrator
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96 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Caricatures and cartoons, American wit and humor, Pictorial
Half t.p.: L'ornementation par la plante
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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,...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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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
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by Cortambert, Louise
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212 p
Topic: Flower language
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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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by Kerner, Justinus Andreas Christian, 1786-1862
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vii, 79 p. : 24 cm
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Burn, Robert Scott
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(from t. p.) I. Pencil-sketching -- II. Figure and object drawing -- III. Perspective and isometrical drawing -- IV. Engraving on metal and wood
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Topics: Drawing, Wood-engraving
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[4] p., 100 leaves of col. plates : 36 cm
Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris Region, Architecture -- France -- Paris Region -- 19th...
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by Molière, 1622-1673. Princesse d'Élide; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703; Bizincourt, M. de; Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, engraver; Chauveau, François, 1613-1676, engraver; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer; France. Imprimerie royale, printer
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"A Paris, de l'Imprimerie royale, par les soins de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, directeur de ladite imprimerie, MDCLXXIV"--Colophon
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Festivals, Theaters
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
62, [2] pages, [9] leaves of plates : 28 cm (4to)
Topics: Botanical illustration, Color, Composition (Art)
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by Machiavelli, Niccolo, 1469-1527; Tassi, Francesco; Tanzini, Reginaldo
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Prepared under the direction of Francesco Tassi; the preface is that by Tanzini of the 1782 and 1796 Florence editions (updated and modernized). See Bertelli & Innocenti, p. cxlv-cxlvi; G. Procacci, Studi sulla fortuna del Machiavelli, p. 401 n
Topics: Political science, Political ethics
[6], 33, [1] (blank), 27 (i.e., 26), [25], LXI [i.e., LIX], [2] (1 blank) leaves : 31 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Proportion (Art) -- Early works to 1800, Lettering -- Early works to 1800, Lettering, Proportion...
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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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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
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 Murúa, Martín de; Cummins, Tom, 1949-; Anderson, Barbara; J. Paul Getty Museum
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Published as a boxed set with: The Getty Murúa : essays on the making of Martín de Murúa's "Historia general del Piru," J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII 16 / edited by Thomas B. F. Cummins and Barbara Anderson
Topics: Murúa, Martín de, Ludwig, Peter, 1925-, J. Paul Getty Museum, Incas, Manuscripts, Spanish American
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v. : 32 cm
Topic: Decoration and ornament -- Periodicals
Cover title: Paint and colour mixing
Topics: Paint mixing, Pigments
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Added color t.p.: The encyclopedia of ornament
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Arrighi, Ludovico degli; Arrighi, Ludovico degli. Modo de temperare le penne con le varie sorti de littere; Carpi, Ugo da, 1480-approximately 1532; Celebrino, Eustachio, ca. 1480-ca. 1555
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Place and date from added title on t.p. verso. It reads: Il modo & regola de scriuere littera corsiua ouer cancellarescha nouamente composto per Lvdovico Vicentino scrittore de breui aplici in Roma nel anno di nra salute MDXXII
Topics: Penmanship, Alphabets, Lettering
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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
Binding: original publisher's boards; paper spines
Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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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)
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by Weyer, Johann, 1515-1588, author; Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568, printer
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Signatures: a-z⁸ A-G⁸
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Topics: Demonology, Witchcraft, Magic
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Translation of: Zeichnungen von Sandro Botticelli zu Dante's Göttlicher Komödie
Topics: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 5-1510, genealogy
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by Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852 artist
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"H. C. Maguire, chromolith."
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament -- Plant forms
Preface and Ad utilitatem omnium dated: Kampen, 2 September 1848
Topics: Naval art and science, Shipbuilding, Commerce, English language, Foreign exchange, Money, Weights...
"Text-books upon architecture and ornament": p. 162
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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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
Date and printer from colophon
Topics: Calligraphy, Alphabets
Signatures of M.A. Yates and Frances A. Yates, with printed labels of the latter
Topics: Godfrey, of Bouillon, approximately 1060-1100, Crusades, First, 1096-1099
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Library's copy has embossed mark of J.H. Sheatter, Bookseller and Stationer, Lancaster, Pa. (recto of leaf facing t.p.)
Topics: Leaves, Pods (Botany), Victoriana in interior decoration
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by Robinson, Stanford Frederick Hudson, 1869-
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Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
Topics: Bible, Book of Kells, Codex Durmachensis, Lindsfarne Gospels, Miniature painting, Decoration and...
Bound in original printed boards; color illustrations on front and rear boards
Topics: Toys, Amusements
Binding: original publisher's boards; paper spines
Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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by Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
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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