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    A Grammar of the Arabic Language.
    A grammar of the Arabic language; in which the rules are illustrated by authorities from the best writers; principally adapted for the service of the Honouable East India company
    The Scottish orientalist John Richardson (circa 1740--95) was born in Edinburgh. He studied law as well as Arabic and Persian in London. He was much influenced by his friend, the philologist William Jones, with whom he worked in the 1770s on A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English, based on Franciscus Meninski's 1680--87 Thesaurus linguarum orientalium. The grammar book presented here was first published in...
    • Contributor: East India Company - Richardson, John
    • Date: 1811
    • Resource: - 119 pages

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  • Map
    The Alaska Line. "This map, published in 1934 for the tourist market with colorful images and motifs, shows various shipping routes of the Alaska Line, which had a near-monopoly at that time on maritime transportation in the region. It also shows key interconnecting routes such as the Alaska Railroad, White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and Richardson Highway. The Alaska Steamship Company, known informally as the Alaska Line,...
    • Contributor: Alaska Steamship Co.
    • Date: 1934
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    The war and Elizabeth,
    • Contributor: Ward, Humphry
    • Date: 1918
    • Resource: - 165 pages

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    Pay a Visit and Willingly Make Your Own Contribution!.
    Venite a visitare e volentieri darete il vostro obolo!
    In all of the combatant countries, World War I resulted in hunger and deprivation for the civilian population. In all countries, agricultural production fell as peasants and farmers were forced to leave their fields and head to the front and as horses and mules were requisitioned for military use. Imports of fertilizers used in domestic food production and of commodities, such as wheat, were...
    • Contributor: Ballerio, Osvaldo
    • Date: 1917
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Klondike : the Chicago record's book for gold seekers. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 began in earnest within 18 months of a major gold strike on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Canada. Tens of thousands of prospectors from around the world streamed north to Alaska and the Yukon in a feverish search for fortune. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers was rushed into print...

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    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    A peep into Toorkisthān. Rollo Gillespie Burslem (1813-96) was a British soldier in the 13th Prince Albert's Light Infantry Regiment, which was part of the Anglo-Indian Army of the Indus that invaded Afghanistan during the initial phase of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). Burslem's regiment later became part of the occupying force tasked with enforcing order in the country. In the summer of 1840, Burslem accompanied Lieutenant Stuart...
    • Contributor: Burslem, Rollo Gillespie
    • Date: 1846
    • Resource: - 261 pages
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    Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Added t.-p., engraved. LAC ael 2020-10-27 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Kane, Elisha Kent - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1856
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    A voyage round the world : including an embassy to Muscat and Siam in 1835, 1836, and 1837 In 1832, U.S. president Andrew Jackson, acting on the advice of Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury, dispatched Edmund Roberts as a "special agent of the government," empowered to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with countries in Asia. The objective was to expand trade between these countries and the United States. Between early 1832 and May 1834, Roberts circumnavigated the globe. In the...
    • Contributor: Ruschenberger, W. S. W. (William Samuel Waithman) - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1838
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    The native races of the Russian empire.
    • Contributor: Latham, R. G. (Robert Gordon)
    • Date: 1854
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    To the Gold Coast for gold; a personal narrative,
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Cameron, Verney Lovett
    • Date: 1883
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    'Missing,'
    • Contributor: Ward, Humphry
    • Date: 1917
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    The oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century. Ascribed by Ouseley in his translation to Muḥammad ibn Ḥauḳal and by Sprenger in the catalogue of his manuscripts (no. 1) to Aḥmad ibn Sahl (Abü Zaid) al-Balkhī. In 921 al-Balkhī wrote a geographical work in which the maps were the important part. Ca. 951, al-Iṣṭakhrī wrote a revision of al-Balkhī's work, commonly known as the "Kitāb al-aḳāiīm," in which he extended the description...
    • Contributor: Ouseley, William - Iṣṭakhrī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Muḥammad - Muḥammad Ibn Ḥauḳal - Balkhī, Aḥmad Ibn Sahl
    • Date: 1800
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar Appendices: 1. Diary and observations made by Lieutenant Speke, when attempting to reach the Wady Nogal -- 2. Grammatical outline and vocabulary of the Harari language -- 3. Meteorological observations in the cold season of 1854-5 / by Lieutenants Herne, Stroyan, and Burton -- 5. A condensed account of an attempt to reach Harar from Ankobar / [by William Barker] Includes index.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Barker, William C. - Speke, John Hanning - Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1894
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    Ultima Thule; or, A summer in Iceland. "Catalogue-raisonné of modern travel in Iceland":v. 1, p. 235-260. Appendices: On sulphur in Iceland, by O. Henchel, Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Mr. C. Crowe ... Leasing contract. Sulphur in Sicily. Sulphur in Transylvania. Sulphur in Andaman Islands. Seen through the press by Högni Gunlögsen. cf. Pref.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1875
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    Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl el Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Drake, Charles F. Tyrwhitt (Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt)
    • Date: 1872
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    The industrial arts of India. "Part II, on The master handicrafts of India, is a reprint, with added text, of a portion of my Handbook to the Indian Court at the Paris International Exhibition of 1878."--v. 1, p. vi. Published for the Committee of Council on Education.
    • Contributor: Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth)
    • Date: 1880
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    The journey of William of Rubruck to the eastern parts of the world, 1253-55, Translation of: Itinerarium. Bibliography: p. [xlvii]-lvi.
    • Contributor: Giovanni - Ruysbroek, Willem Van - Ruysbroeck, Willem Van - Rockhill, William Woodville
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1876