Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Children's Love for Fruit. Very Finest Oranges Packed by Muñoz-Arnau-Avinent, Castellón (Spain).
    Children's Love for Fruit. Very Finest Oranges Packed by Muñoz-Arnau-Avinent Castellón (Spain)
    In the middle of the 19th century, Valencian merchants began to export oranges to the main markets in Europe. Consumption spread to many countries, which triggered an increase in production in the Valencian Autonomous Community. This popularity led to the proliferation of various brands by which farmers and merchants sought to draw attention to their products. Wonderful labels and distinctive posters were the key...
    • Contributor: Muñoz-Arnau-Avinent
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    The countries and tribes of the Persian Gulf. The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf is a collection of the notes of S.B. Miles, longtime British official in the Persian Gulf generally and Oman in particular. They were compiled and published posthumously, first in 1919, and reprinted several times later. This account of Oman's political history is still widely consulted and quoted. Miles covers pre-Islamic history, pointing out that from the...
    • Contributor: Miles, Samuel Barrett
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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    The desert campaigns,
    • Contributor: Massey, W. T. (William Thomas) - Massey, William Thomas
    • Date: 1918
    • Resource: - 6 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Eight Sights in the Environs of Edo. This work is a series of nishiki-e (Japanese multicolored woodblock prints) that depict eight scenic spots around Edo (present-day Tokyo). The series, dating from about 1838, is one of the greatest artistic masterpieces from among the many woodblock prints of Utawaga Hiroshige I (1797--1858). The work consists of: Azuma no mori yau (Night rain at Azuma no mori); Haneda rakugan (Wild geese alighting at...
    • Contributor: Andō, Hiroshige
    • Date: 1838
    • Resource: - 8 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Zigzag journeys in the camel country; Arabia in picture and story, Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous, if not always successful, evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church, and the next...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Amy E. Wilkes - Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1911
    • Resource: - 14 pages

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    A journey through the Yemen and some general remarks upon that country, "The chapter on the Yemen rebellion was published as an article in 'Blackwood's magazine' for February last [1893]"--Pref. Appendix: Genealogical and chronological tree of the imams of Sanaa. A list of imams of Sanaa, giving their full titles. Pedigree of the reigning Abdali sultan of Lahej.
    • Contributor: Harris, Walter
    • Date: 1893
    • Resource: - 14 pages

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    History of Seyd Said, sultan of Muscat; together with an account of the countries and people on the shores of the Persian gulf, particularly of the Wahabees. History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat is the account by Italian traveler Vincenzo Maurizi of his residence in the Sultanate of Oman in the early 19th century. Maurizi's entertaining and informative narrative is recognized as the first European book devoted entirely to Oman. Using the writings of Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) for historical background, the author bases his account on observations made in Oman...
    • Contributor: Maurizi, Vincenzo
    • Date: 1819
    • Resource: - 5 pages

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    A memoir of India and Avghanistaun, with observations on the present exciting and critical state and future prospects of those countries ...
    Memoir of India and Afghanistan
    Josiah Harlan (1799-1871) was an adventurer and soldier of fortune who possibly was the first American to travel to Afghanistan. Born in Pennsylvania into a large Quaker family, he went to Asia in 1823, where he found employment as a surgeon with the British East India Company. In 1827 he entered the service of Shah Shooja-ool-Moolk, the former leader of Afghanistan who had been...
    • Contributor: Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) - Harlan, Josiah
    • Date: 1842
    • Resource: - 10 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Declaration to the World by Agustin de Iturbide or Rather Notes for History.
    Manifiesto al mundo de Agustín de Iturbide o sean apuntes para la historia
    This manuscript, tinged with blood and found between the sash and shirt of Agustín de Iturbide after his execution by firing squad on July 19, 1824, is an emotional defense of Iturbide's public career. A former Royalist officer who joined the Mexican struggle for independence, Itrubide was crowned emperor of Mexico on May 21, 1822, under the name Agustín I. However, he was unable...
    • Contributor: De Iturbide, Agustin
    • Date: 1824
    • Resource: - 27 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Kiev-Mezhyhirya Earthenware Factory. This book is a compilation of articles about the famed Kiev-Mezhyhirya Earthenware Factory, which was part of the 10th-century Mezhyhirya Monastery. The factory was founded at the end of the 18th century and produced such quantities of faience that by the mid-19th century it was the largest industrial enterprise in Kiev. The first part of the book is dedicated to the history of the...
    • Contributor: Kulʹz︠h︡enko, S. V. (Stefan Vasylʹovych)
    • Date: 1910
    • Resource: - 59 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Picture Book of Chrysanthemums. The chrysanthemum, the flower loved by Tao Yuan-ming (365-427), a distinguished Chinese poet of the Eastern Jin dynasty, was brought to Japan around the beginning of the Heian period (794-1185). The plant took root on Japanese soil and by the Edo period (1600-1868) several hundred different types of chrysanthemum were being cultivated in the country. Gakiku is the first picture book of chrysanthemums published...
    • Contributor: Eikin - Junpo
    • Date: 1691
    • Resource: - 37 pages
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Belgians Flooding Germans. This print showing German troops struggling in an unexpected flood in Belgium is from the collection of World War I lubok posters held at the British Library. The caption explains: "A heroic feat by small Belgium caused admiration from the whole world. Highly cultured Belgium, outraged by Germany's barbarian attacks, decided to take extreme measures to save the country. The whole of northern Belgium...
  • Map
    "The Daily Telegraph" War Map of Egypt and the Near East (Number 6). This general map of the Middle East was published in London 1918. It shows Anatolia, Egypt, and the Arabian Desert. Despite the title, it is not focused on the region as a theater of battle. The political borders shown on the map are vague, except for the eastern border of Egypt and the Iranian and Russian frontiers. The map was issued at the end...
    • Contributor: The Daily Telegraph - Gross, Alexander
    • Date: 1918
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Khamsah-i Niẓāmī. The Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (circa 1140--circa 1202) spent all his life in the city of Ganca in what is today Azerbaijan. After his death, his main works were compiled into the Khamsah (Quintet or pentalogy). Among other works, this collection comprises the famous love stories of Khusraw and Shirin and Laylah and Majnun. Nizami's popular romantic and erotic epic Haft Paykar (Seven thrones)...
    • Contributor: Niẓāmī Ganjavī,1
    • Date: 1500
    • Resource: - 685 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    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: - 5 pages

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    Xin kan yin zhu chu xiang qi shi zi guan yuan ji er juan
    新刊音注出像齐世子灌园记 二卷
    Xin kan yin zhu chu xiang Qi Shizi Guan yuan ji (Story of Qi prince who toiled as a gardener) is by Ming playwright Zhang Fengyi (1527-1613), courtesy name Boqi, style name Lingxu, a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian, Jiangsu). An ambitious youth, Zhang was the highest-placed candidate in the provincial civil examinations, but he failed several times at the national level. He enjoyed...
    • Contributor: Zhang, Fengyi
    • Date: 1567
  • Book/Printed Material
    Altarabisches Beduinenleben, Georg Jacob (1862-1937) was a German Orientalist and scholar of Islam. He studied Arabic geography and taught at the universities of Erlangen, Kiel, and Halle. Jacob is considered to be the founder of modern Turcology in Germany. He was the first translator and publisher of modern Turkish literature in the German-speaking countries. Through his editorship of the Türkische Bibliothek (Turkish Library), he managed to...
    • Contributor: Jacob, Georg
    • Date: 1897
    • Resource: - 320 pages
  • Book/Printed Material
    Afghanistan, Angus Hamilton was a British journalist who reported for a number of newspapers and journals between 1894 and 1912. Among the events he covered were the Boer War in South Africa, the Boxer uprising in China, and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. Like most books of this period, Afghanistan approaches its subject through the prism of the rivalry between Great Britain and Russia for...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1910
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    Topsy-turvy land; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous if not always successful evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church. The next year...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel M.
    • Date: 1902
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Annals of 'Oman, Annals of Oman to 1728 is a translation into English of the portions dealing with the history of Oman of a much longer work on Islamic history by Sihan ibn Saʻid al-Izkiwi entitled Kashf al-ghummah al-jāmiʻ li-akhbār al-ummah (Removing consternation: Compilation of the history of the nation). The work in its entirety covers seven volumes in the published edition. The translator is Charles Edward...
    • Contributor: Sirḥān Ibn Saʻīd Ibn Sirḥān. - Ross, Edward Charles
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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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...
  • Book/Printed Material
    The penetration of Arabia; a record of the development of western knowledge concerning the Arabian Peninsula, David George Hogarth (1862-1927) was a British archaeologist and scholar who between 1887 and 1907 worked on excavations in Cyprus, Greece, and several countries of the Middle East. In 1904 he published The Penetration of Arabia, a work which, as the subtitle indicates, was an attempt to chronicle the growth of Western knowledge about the Arabian Peninsula, rather than a first-hand account based on...
    • Contributor: Hogarth, D. G. (David George)
    • Date: 1904
    • Resource: - 492 pages
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    Campaign of the Indus: in a series of letters from an officer of the Bombay division. Campaign of the Indus: In a Series of Letters from an Officer of the Bombay Division is a privately published collection of letters, written by Lieutenant T.W. Holdsworth between November 27, 1838, and April 21, 1840. Holdsworth's division was part of the Anglo-Indian force that invaded Afghanistan during the First Anglo-Afghan War of 1839-42. Most of the letters are addressed to Holdsworth's father, A.H....
    • Contributor: [Holdsworth, T. W. E.] - Holdsworth, Arthur Howe
    • Date: 1840
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    The cradle of the war, The Cradle of the War: The Near East and Pan-Germanism is a study of the origins of World War I. The author, Henry Charles Woods (1881-1939), argues that the main cause of the conflict was "the Pan-German desire for domination from Hamburg to the Persian Gulf." The book offers an overview of political and military developments in the Near East (defined as the Balkan...
    • Contributor: Woods, Henry Charles
    • Date: 1918
    • Resource: - 3 pages

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    The strangling of Persia; a story of the European diplomacy and oriental intrigue that resulted in the denationalization of twelve million Mohammedans, a personal narrative, William Morgan Shuster (1877-1960) was an American lawyer and financial expert who served as treasurer general to the government of the Persian Empire in 1911. In 1910, the Persian government asked U.S. president William Howard Taft for technical assistance in reorganizing its financial system. Taft chose Shuster to head a mission of American experts to Tehran. The Strangling of Persia is Shuster's account of...
    • Contributor: Shuster, W. Morgan (William Morgan)
    • Date: 1912
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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