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    Brochure for White Star Line's Two Ships "Olympic" and "Titanic".
    White Star Line: "Olympic" og "Titanic" hver 45000 tons
    This Danish-language brochure, published in Copenhagen in 1911 or 1912, advertises two ships of the British-owned White Star Line, the Olympic and Titanic. Included are facts about the line and its fleet; information about tickets, timetables, and classes of service; and illustrations of the dining rooms, libraries, cabins, and decks. The brochure lists amenities available to second- and third-class passengers and shows the menus...
    • Contributor: White Star Line
    • Date: 1911
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    Roald Amundsen's "The North West passage"; being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Gjöa" 1903-1907, Attempts to find the Northwest Passage--a water route from Europe to Asia through the Arctic archipelago north of the Canadian mainland--began as far back as the late-15th century. After numerous failures, many involving disaster and great loss of life, the Northwest Passage finally was successfully navigated in 1903-6 by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). Amundsen and a small crew of six left Christiania...
    • Contributor: Hansen, Godfred - Amundsen, Roald
    • Date: 1908
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    The Arctic whaleman; or, Winter in the Arctic Ocean : being a narrative of the wreck of the whale ship Citizen ... Together with a brief history of whaling. The whaler Citizen left New Bedford, Massachusetts, on October 29, 1851, for what was to be a three- or four-year voyage to North Pacific. After rounding East Cape (today known as Cape Dezhnev), the northeastern-most point on the mainland of Asia, and entering the Arctic Ocean, the vessel was wrecked in a storm on September 25, 1852. Five members of the crew were lost...
    • Contributor: Holmes, Lewis
    • Date: 1861
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    The red, white and blue manuals ... a text book for the Citizens' Military Training Camp,
    • Contributor: McMurray, T. L. (Thomas Leroy) - United States. War Department. Citizens' Military Training Camps - Garey, E. (Enoch Barton) - Ellis, O. O. (Olin Oglesby) - Bond, P. S. (Paul Stanley)
    • Date: 1921

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    Komsomol lageri︠a︡ Shmidta.
    Комсомол лагеря Шмидта.
    Komsomol' lageria Shmidta (Komsomol Camp Shmidt) is a Soviet propaganda volume that highlights the role of crewmen of the S.S. Cheliuskin who were also members of the Komsomol (Young Communist League) in the rescue of the ship's crew in 1934. The Cheliuskin left Murmansk for Vladivostok in August 1933 and sailed nearly to the entrance of the Bering Strait before getting caught in the...
    • Contributor: Reshetnikov, Fedor Pavlovich - Pogosov, Aleksandr
    • Date: 1935
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    Women at the Hague; the International congress of women and its results,
    • Contributor: National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Hamilton, Alice - Catt, Carrie Chapman - Addams, Jane - Balch, Emily Greene
    • Date: 1915
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    L'expédition de la Jeannette au pôle nord, racontée par tous les membres de l'expédition; ouvrage composé des documents reçus par le "New-York herald" de 1878 à 1882, traduits, classés, juxtaposés L'Expédition de la Jeannette au Pole Nord (The expedition of the Jeannette to the North Pole) is a two-volume compilation of documents, published in Paris in 1883, relating to the wreck of the USS Jeannette in the Arctic Ocean in 1879-81. The documents are partly based on reports that appeared in the New York Herald. The book contains an introductory overview of the most...
    • Contributor: Geslin, Jules
    • Date: 1883
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    Commercial Law of Egypt. This volume, Qanun al-Tijarah (Commercial law of Egypt), contains two printed works, the commercial and the maritime codes of Egypt. The two documents are extracted from a more comprehensive but unidentified work, possibly covering civil procedure and the criminal code. Each title is preceded by the order of Egyptian ruler Khedive Muhammad Tawfīq authorizing publication and implementation of the law. The first title, Commercial...
    • Contributor: Egypt - Naqqāsh, Niqūlā Ibn Ilyās,895 - Tawfīq Pasha, Khedive of Egypt
    • Date: 1883
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    Dnevniki cheli︠u︡skint︠s︡ev.
    Дневники челюскинцев.
    Dnevniki cheliuskintsev (Diaries of the Cheliuskinites) tells the story of the Arctic voyage and subsequent sinking of the Soviet ship S.S. Cheliuskin near the Bering Strait in 1933-34. The book is divided into sections, each ostensibly written by a member of the crew, scientists, explorers, or other staff and covering different aspects of the journey and months-long struggle for survival after the sinking. The...
    • Contributor: Rubinchik, E. - D'yakonov, M. A.
    • Date: 1935
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    Bor'ba za Arktiku. Pokhod "Cheli︠u︡skina".
    Борьба за Арктику. Поход "Челюскина".
    This work is a brief summary report by a government commission in the Soviet Union tasked with organizing the rescue operations that saved the crew, scientists, and other personnel of the famous ship S.S. Cheliuskin, which sank near the Bering Strait in February 1934 three months after it was trapped in the pack ice of the Chukchi Sea north of Siberia. Valerian Kuiybyshev, a...
    • Contributor: Russian S.F.S.R. Council of People's Commissars /creator | Kuĭbyshev, Valerian Vladimirovich, /contributor - Kuĭbyshev, Valerian Vladimirovich
    • Date: 1934
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    Geroicheskai︠a︡ ėpopei︠a︡: Arkticheskiĭ pokhod i gibel' "Cheli︠u︡skina" - Ledi︠a︡noĭ lager' - Sovetskoe pravitel'stvo organizuet spasenie - Letchiki-geroi Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za - Strana sovetov vstrechaet geroev Arktiki.
    Героическая эпопея: Арктический поход и гибель "Челюскина" - Ледяной лагерь - Советское правительство организует спасение - Летчики-герои Советского Союза - Страна советов встречает героев Арктики.
    In late 1933 the Soviet ship S.S. Cheliuskin was caught in pack ice near the Bering Strait, an emergency that sparked a famous effort to save the crew. Geroicheskaia epopeia(Heroic epic) records this incident. The Cheliuskin had been built in Denmark as a standard ocean-going vessel. It was not an icebreaker; in fact it set out to prove the navigability of the Northern Sea...
    • Contributor: Mekhlis, L. Z. - Bogovoĭ, Ivan Vasil'evich - Verite, Isaak Grigor'evich
    • Date: 1935
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    Pollution of the Sea by Oil. Draft Replies of the Governments Relating to the Draft Convention. With the development of an international petroleum industry in the first part of the 20th century, pollution of the sea by oil became a matter of international concern. In July 1934 the government of the United Kingdom raised this issue in a letter to the secretary-general of the League of Nations, after a campaign by several civil society organizations raised awareness of the damage...
    • Contributor: League of Nations. Organisation for Communications and Transit
    • Date: 1936
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    Turkish Edition of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Bound with "The Mysterious Island".
    Deniz altında 20000 fersah seyahat bound with Gizli ada
    Deniz altında 20000 fersah seyahat is the translation into Ottoman Turkish of Jules Verne's science fiction adventure classic, originally published in French as Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty thousand leagues under the sea). The same volume contains the author's sequel, which appears here as Gizli ada, originally called L'île mystérieuse (The mysterious island). Together the two works tell the story of the...
    • Contributor: Verne, Jules - Tokgöz, Ahmet Ihsan
    • Date: 1887
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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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    Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism.
    Convention pour la prévention et de la répression du terrorisme/ Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism
    The document presented here is the archival copy of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism, which was adopted by 24 member states of the League of Nations on November 16, 1937. The concluding pages of the document contain the signatures of the representatives of the states. In a few cases, reservations, either typed or handwritten, accompany the signatures. The French government...
    • Contributor: League of Nations
    • Date: 1937
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    Lanterns Burning for Students Discerning. This mid-19th century publication is a basic textbook of Arabic grammar and syntax. Originally written by Jirmānūs Farḥāt (circa 1670--1732), it was edited by the famous Lebanese teacher and scholar Buṭrus al-Bustānī. Jirmānūs, Maronite bishop of Aleppo, composed his work at a critical time in the history of the Maronite rite of the Catholic Church as it sought to develop a national identity. With...
    • Contributor: Bustānī, Buṭrus Ibn Būlus,883 - Farḥāt, Jirmānūs,733
    • Date: 1854
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    Food guide for war service at home, "Written by Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain and Florence Powdermaker." "A few references": p. 63-64.
    • Contributor: Swain, Frances Lucy - Powdermaker, Florence - United States. Food Administration - Blunt, Katharine
    • Date: 1918
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    A Brief Description of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, and Other Christian Churches in the Holy City. This account of the church of Holy Sepulchre was based on notes the author, architect George Jeffery (1855--1935), made some few years earlier, which first appeared in 1910 in the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The book is in four parts. The first covers the history of the church, from early Christianity through the Middle Ages and into modern times. Part...
    • Contributor: Jeffery, George
    • Date: 1919
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    Seating Arrangement for All Students at the Nagasaki Navy Officer Training School. This document is the original roll of the students of the Navy Officer Training School in Nagasaki that was established in 1855 by the Edo bakufu (shogunate) for the purpose of introducing a European-style navy to Japan. It was staffed by Dutch naval instructors. The students studied mathematics, seamanship, ship construction, navigation, and weaponry. The school existed until 1859, when a naval training school...
    • Contributor: Japan. Kaigun
    • Date: 1857
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    General History of the Things of New Spain by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún: The Florentine Codex. Book XI: Natural Things.
    Libro undecimo que es Bosque, jardin, vergel de lengua Mexicana
    Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499--1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly referred to as the Florentine Codex, the manuscript...
    • Contributor: Sahagún, Bernardino De
    • Date: 1577
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    Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1876
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    Tashkīlāt va davāyir-i māliyātī-i Afghānistān
    تشکيلات و دواير مالياتى افغانستان /
    Plans for different organizations and departments of Afghan Ministry of Finance; chiefly designed for officials of the concerned ministry. Tashkīlāt va davāyir-i māliyātī-i Afghānistān (Tax institutions and offices of Afghanistan) is a textbook and reference manual written in 1935 for the employees of the Afghan Ministry of Finance. The author, Gino Mancioli, was an Italian national who served as the adviser to the ministry...
    • Contributor: Manchūlī, Zhīnū - Afghanistan. Vizārat-I Māliyah
    • Date: 1935
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    General History of the Things of New Spain by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún: The Florentine Codex. Introduction, Indices, and Book I: The Gods.
    Libro primero, en que se trata, de los dioses que adorauan, los naturales, desta tierra: que es la nueua españa
    Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499--1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly referred to as the Florentine Codex, the manuscript...
    • Contributor: Sahagún, Bernardino De
    • Date: 1577
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    Niẓāmnāmah-ʼi miqyāsāt.
    نظامنامۀ مقياسات.
    Niẓāmnāmah-ʼi miqyāsāt (Rule book for measurement standards) deals with the standardization of measurement systems pertaining to length and weight, as well as currency. It was published in Afghanistan during the reign of Amanullah Khan (1919-29), the ruler under whom Afghanistan won its full independence from Great Britain. The book provides the names for the subdivisions and multiples of the units of length and weight...
    • Contributor: Afghanistan
    • Date: 1926