Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections: An Illustrated Guide
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Concordance of Images

Copies of the images from the Rare Books and Special Collections Illustrated Guide may be ordered from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service (see Price List for Photographic Products). The images are listed below in the order in which they appear in the guide.


Introduction

Thomas Jefferson. A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)

Reading Room of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Biblia latina (Mainz:Johann Gutenberg, 1454-55)

Biblia. Dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments (Amsterdam, 1702)

Apocalypsis Sancti Johnnis [Germany, ca. 1470]

Lessing J. Rosenwald Room of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division


American History

Cristoforo Colombo. De insulis in mari Indico nuper inventis ([Basel], 1494)

Martin Waldseemuller. Cosmographiae introductio [St. Die, 1507]

"St. Augustine." [London, 1589]

The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Cambridge, Mass., 1640)

John Lawson. A new voyage to Carolina (London, 1709)

The world first learned of the Declaration of Independence from this broadside, printed during the evening of July 4, 1776 by John Dunlap in Philadelphia.

Henry Lewis. Das Illustrirte Mississippithal (Dusseldorf, 1857)

Alexis de Tocqueville. De la démocratie en Amérique (1835-40)

Prince Maximillian Alexander Philipp von Wied-Neuwield. Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Johren 1832 bis 1834 (1840-1843)

Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Delieverance of Briton Hammon (Boston, 1760)

"Stowage of the British slave Ship Brookes under the Regulated Slave Trade, Act of 1788."

The contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets on the night of his assassination are part of the Lincolniana collections at the Library.

William Marshall. Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days, in the Confederate Army [Marshall, Texas: W.W. Hearstill, 1876]

Mary Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)


American Literature

Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass (Brooklyn, 1855)

The division's collection extend into the twentieth century as shown by this group of American literary first editions.

The division holds one of the country's largest collection of dime novels.


Europe

Konrad von Megenberg. Buch der Natur (Augsburg, 1481)

John Madeville. Itinerarium (Augsburg, 1481)

[Ulrich Richental]. Concilium zu Constanz (Augsburg, 1483)

William Blake. The Book of Urizen (Lambeth: Printed by W. Blake, 1794 [i.e., 1815?])

Andreas Vesalius. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel, [1543])

Biblia latina (Giant Bible of Mainz, 1452-53)

Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde (Amsterdam, 1728-43)

Henry Walter Bates. The Naturalist on the River Amazon (London, 1863)

Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences ... (Paris, 1762)

Striekli imperatorskoi familii. Istoricheskii ocherk (St. Petersburg, 1899)

Wintergarten Poster (6 April 1901)

Nekcsei-Lipocz Bible


The Book Arts

Stanley Morison. Fra Luca di Pacioli (New York, 1933)

Charles G. Finney. The Circus of Dr. Lao (Newark, Vt., 1984)

The division has custody of all books in the Library ten centimeters or less in height.

Ted Hughes. Capriccio: Poems (Leeds, Mass, 1990)

Joseph Heller. Catch 22 (New York, 1962-74)


The Illustrated Book

Bernard Picart. dessins pour l'Illade d'Homère (1710)

Keith Smith. Book 91 (Barrytown, N.Y.: Space Heater Multiples, [1982])

Timothy Ely. Optical Aleutians 2 (1987)


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