Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    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
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Song of Igor's Campaign: Text in Translation with Explanations of the Rules of Accents and Rhyme in the Old Russian Language. Presented here is a translation into Ukrainian of Slovo o polku Igoreve (The song of Igor's campaign), the heroic poem from the end of the 12th century that is one of the great monuments of Old Russian literature. The translation was issued in 1884 by the printing house of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lvov (present-day L'viv), at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian...
    • Contributor: Musin-Pushkin, Alekseĭ Ivanovich, Graf - Partytskii, O.
    • Date: 1884
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Statue of Dom Pedro I.
    Estatua de D. Pedro I
    The Thereza Christina Maria collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II (1825-91) throughout his life and donated by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and Brazilians in the 19th century and also includes many photographs of Europe, Africa, and North America. This statue, erected in...
    • Contributor: Castro Y Ordóñez, Rafael
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Dom Pedro I Square.
    Praca de D. Pedro I
    The Thereza Christina Maria collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II (1825-91) throughout his life and donated by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and Brazilians in the 19th century and also includes many photographs of Europe, Africa, and North America. This statue, erected in...
    • Contributor: Castro Y Ordóñez, Rafael
    • Date: 1862
  • Book/Printed Material
    Art of Ancient Rus'-Ukraine. This book is a short history of the art of Ancient Rus', the medieval polity centered on Kiev, which flourished from the 9th to the 13th centuries, and which formed the basis for much of later Russian and Ukrainian culture. Topics covered include the influences of the Varangians and of Eastern Orthodoxy, the importance of Christianity, wooden architecture, churches and monasteries in Kiev, art...
    • Contributor: Shmit, F. I. (Fedor Ivanovich)
    • Date: 1919
  • Book/Printed Material
    Album Commemorating the Tercentenary Anniversary of the Imperial House of Romanov. This book is one of many works published in Russia in connection with the celebration, in 1913, of the 300th anniversary of the House of Romanov. The author, Ivan Bazhenov, was a church historian, theologian, and local historian in Kostroma. In his introduction, Bazhenov states that the goal of the publication is "to give the readers an opportunity to understand and evaluate the great...
    • Contributor: Vereshchagin, Vasilii Petrovich - Bazhenov, Ivan Vasilievich
    • Date: 1913
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The University, Kiev. This view of Kiev University of Saint Vladimir (now Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University) is from Souvenir of Kiev, an early 20th-century album showing the main sites of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and at that time one of the most important cities of the Russian Empire. The university was founded in 1834. Alexander V. Beretti, professor of architecture at Saint Petersburg Academy of...
    • Date: 1900
  • Book/Printed Material
    Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubelʹ: Life and Work. Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubelʹ (1856--1910) was a Russian painter known for his unusual style that synthesized elements of native Russian art with Western and Byzantine influences. Born in Omsk to a Polish father and a Russian mother, he moved to Saint Petersburg in 1874 to study law. He abandoned his legal studies and in 1880 entered the Academy of Fine Arts. In a career cut...
    • Contributor: Aremich, Stepan Petrovich
    • Date: 1911
  • Book/Printed Material
    Vrubelʹ. Mikhail Vrubelʹ (1856--1910) was a Russian painter known for his unusual style, which synthesized elements of native Russian art with Western and Byzantine influences. Born in Omsk to a Polish father and a Russian mother, he moved to Saint Petersburg in 1874 to study law. He abandoned his legal studies and in 1880 entered the Academy of Fine Arts. In a career cut short...
    • Contributor: Ivanov, A. P. (Aleksandr Pavlovich)
    • Date: 1916
  • Book/Printed Material
    "Jottings at the Dream Brook Studio," in the Family Collection of Chen Guyu, in 26 Juan. Mengxi bi tan (Jottings at the Dream Brook Studio) was written in encyclopedic form as a collection of hundreds of articles by Shen Kuo (1031-95), a Song polymath, scientist, statesman, and artist. The work was written at Mengxi (Dream Brook) Garden, his estate in Runzhou (near present-day Zhenjiang, Jiangsu), thus the title. This work's extraordinarily broad coverage includes astronomy, physics, mathematics, geology, geography, biological...
    • Contributor: Shen, Kuo
    • Date: 1305
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Union of Worker and Peasant. This propaganda poster from the Russian Civil War of 1919--21 is by Vladimir Lebedev, a prolific Russian painter, book illustrator, and poster and set designer. Lebedev's compositions are distinguished by simple blocks of color and figures broken down into geometric shapes. The image here promotes the brotherhood of peasants and workers and may have addressed a topical issue at a time when workers lost...
    • Contributor: Rosta - Lebedev, Vladimir Vasilʹevich
    • Date: 1921
  • Book/Printed Material
    Los Caprichos. Los Caprichos (The caprices or whims) is the first of four large series of engravings done by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), together with Los desastres de la guerra (The disasters of war), La tauromaquia (Bullfighting), and Los disparates (The follies). The scenes come in part from the drawings that the artist produced in Andalusia and Madrid in 1796--97, which are included in the Sanlúcar...
    • Contributor: Goya, Francisco
    • Date: 1799
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Cutting Iron. This propaganda poster from the Russian Civil War of 1919--21 is by Vladimir Lebedev, a prolific Russian painter, book illustrator, and poster and set designer. Lebedev's compositions are distinguished by simple blocks of color and figures broken down into geometric shapes. The image here depicts a worker manually cutting a sheet of iron. With minimal lines, details, and colors the artist creates a distinct...
    • Contributor: Rosta - Lebedev, Vladimir Vasilʹevich
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    One Must Work, the Rifle Is Right Here. This propaganda poster from the Russian Civil War of 1919--21 is by Vladimir Lebedev, a prolific Russian painter, book illustrator, and poster and set designer. Lebedev's compositions are distinguished by simple blocks of color and figures broken down into geometric shapes. This poster depicts a worker holding a saw with a rifle nearby, thus conveying, with minimal line and color, the image of a...
    • Contributor: Rosta - Lebedev, Vladimir Vasilʹevich
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Disasters of War.
    Los Desastres de la Guerra
    Among the treasures in the collections of the Heritage Library of the Complutense University of Madrid are two of the 100 copies--one from the Faculty of Arts and the other from the Faculty of Medicine--that comprised the third edition of Francisco de Goya's series Los Desastres de la Guerra (The disasters of war). Goya's etchings illustrate events he witnessed in Madrid and Zaragoza, his...
    • Contributor: Goya, Francisco
    • Date: 1903
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Spiritual Couplets. The most significant contribution of Jalāl al-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (popularly known in Persian as Mawlānā, and in English as Rumi, 1207--73), the renowned poet and mystic of Iran, to Persian literature may be his poetry, and especially his famous Masnavi (The spiritual couplets). This work, which is said to be the most extensive verse exposition of mysticism in any language, discusses and offers solutions...
    • Contributor: Vesal, Towhid - Jalāl Al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana
    • Date: 2006
  • Book/Printed Material
    Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel, At head of title: A E I.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1879
  • Book/Printed Material
    Modern geography. A description of the empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies; with the oceans, seas, and isles; in all parts of the world: including the most recent discoveries, and political alterations: Digested ... "Catalogue of maps, and of books of voyages and travels": v. 2, p. 792-802. Vols. 1 and 2 have supplements containing corrections and additions 1817.
    • Contributor: Pond, John - Pinkerton, John - Nicolle De La Croix
    • Date: 1811
  • Book/Printed Material
    The exploration of the world. Added t. p., illus. Series title also at head of t. p.
    • Contributor: Leigh, Dora - Verne, Jules
    • Date: 1882
  • Book/Printed Material
    Campaigns of Osman sultans,
    • Contributor: Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph - Dale, Thomas Aquila
    • Date: 1835
  • Book/Printed Material
    The tree of heaven,
    • Contributor: Sinclair, May
    • Date: 1917
  • Book/Printed Material
    The land of Uz,
    • Contributor: Bury, G. Wyman
    • Date: 1911
  • Book/Printed Material
    Problems of the Middle East,
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1909
  • Book/Printed Material
    The native races of the Russian empire.
    • Contributor: Latham, R. G. (Robert Gordon)
    • Date: 1854