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    Illustrations of China and Its People: A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptive of the Places and People Represented. John Thomson (1837-1921) was the first known photographer to document the people and landscape of China for publication and dissemination to the Western world. Between 1868 and 1872, he traveled over 6,500 kilometers with his camera, equipment, and darkroom, capturing all aspects of Chinese life. The photographs in these four volumes show the many sides of China: sweeping landscapes, royalty and ruling classes, merchants...
    • Contributor: Thomson, John
    • Date: 1873-01-01
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    Malay Annals. Sometime around the year 1400, a prince from Sumatra named Parameswara founded a settlement at the mouth of the Melaka River on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. One of his successors embraced Islam, and Melaka soon grew to become the greatest Islamic kingdom in Southeast Asia. A center of the spice trade that was known as the "Venice of the East," it...

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    Letter from Engku Temenggung Seri Maharaja (Daing Ibrahim), Ruler of Johor, to Napoleon III, Emperor of France. This beautiful royal Malay letter from the ruler of Johor, Temenggung Daing Ibrahim, to the Emperor of France, written in Singapore in 1857, is a triumph of style over substance. Its 13 golden lines pay effusive compliments to Napoleon III but convey little else. It is hard to know what either side hoped to gain from the despatch of such a magnificent missive, for...
    • Contributor: Temenggung, Daing Ibrahim, Ruler of Johor
    • Date: 1857-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    General Map of the Diocese of Pará: Shows the Division of Parishes Where the Venerable Father Miguel de Bulhões III, Bishop from Pará, Founded and Built the Diocese.
    Mappa geral do bispado do Pará: repartido nas suas freguezias que nele fundou, e erigio o Exmo. e Revmo. Snr. D. Fr. Miguel de Bulhões III Bispo do Para
    This map shows the territory of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belem do Pará. The diocese was founded in 1720, following its separation from the Diocese of São Luis do Maranhão, and was centered in the city of Belém, the capital of Pará state. The map shows the extent of the diocese under Bishop Miguel de Bulhões e Souza (1706-78), who served as a...
    • Contributor: Galluzzo, Henrique Antonio, 1769
    • Date: 1759-01-01
    • Resource: - 4 pages
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    Cinq années de voyage en Orient, 1846-1851, Israel Joseph Benjamin (1818-64) was a Jewish lumber trader from Falticeni, Moldavia (present-day Romania), who at the age of 25 set out to find the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Fashioning himself "The Second Benjamin" after the 12th-century Jewish traveler from Spain, Benjamin of Tudela, he spent five years visiting Jewish communities in what are today Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Afghanistan,...
    • Contributor: Benjamin, Israel Joseph - Benjamin, I. J. (Israel Joseph)
    • Date: 1856
    • Resource: - 268 pages
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    Eight years in Asia and Africa from 1846 to 1855. Israel Joseph Benjamin (1818-64) was a Jewish lumber trader from Falticeni, Moldavia (present-day Romania), who at the age of 25 set out to find the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Fashioning himself "The Second Benjamin" after the 12th-century Jewish traveler from Spain, Benjamin of Tudela, he spent five years visiting Jewish communities in what are today Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Afghanistan,...
    • Contributor: Benjamin, I. J. (Israel Joseph)
    • Date: 1859
    • Resource: - 349 pages
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    Acht jahre in Asien und Afrika. Von 1846 bis 1855. Israel Joseph Benjamin (1818-64) was a Jewish lumber trader from Falticeni, Moldavia (present-day Romania), who at the age of 25 set out to find the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Fashioning himself "The Second Benjamin" after the 12th-century Jewish traveler from Spain, Benjamin of Tudela, he spent five years visiting Jewish communities in what are today Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Afghanistan,...
    • Contributor: Benjamin, I. J. (Israel Joseph)
    • Date: 1858
    • Resource: - 335 pages
  • Map
    Borneo. Relief shown by hachures Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Edward Stanford Ltd
    • Date: 1919-01-01
  • Map
    Seat of the war in Asia, map of Afghanistan. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
    • Date: 1878-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Sumatra. "Appendix (p. 70): Convention between Great Britain and the Netherlands, for the settlement of their mutual relations in the island of Sumatra, November 2, 1871." Issued as also as v. 14 [no. 2] in a collection of handbooks published under title: Peace handbooks. "Authorities": p. 71.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 12 pages

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    Dutch Borneo. "Authorities": p.[44]-45.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 6 pages

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    Masʻe Yisrael. Romanized. Bound with the author's Eight years in Asia and Africa. Hanover, 1859.
    • Contributor: Benjamin, Israel Joseph - Benjamin, I. J. (Israel Joseph) - Gordon, David
    • Date: 1859-01-01
    • Resource: - 155 pages
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    A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world; many of which are now first translated into English. Digested on a new plan A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World is a 17-volume compilation of travel narratives assembled by the Scottish historian and poet John Pinkerton (1758-1826), first published in Great Britain in 1808-14. A contemporary and acquaintance of the historian Edward Gibbon and the novelist Sir Walter Scott, Pinkerton wrote books on Scottish history and...
    • Contributor: Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) - Pinkerton, John
    • Date: 1808
  • Book/Printed Material
    Java and Madura. Appendix (p. [90]-94): Treaty between Great Britain and the Netherlands, March 17, 1824. "Authorities": p. [95]-97.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 8 pages

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    French Indo-China. "Authorities": p. [73]-74.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 6 pages

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    Dutch New Guinea and the Molucca Islands. "Appendix" (p. 52-53): Notfication of arrangement between Great Britain and Germany, June 18, 1885; Convention between Great Britain and the Netherlands, May 16, 1895. "Authorities": p. [1] p. at end.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 4 pages

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    Celebes. "Authorities": [1] page at end.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    Dutch Timor and the lesser Sunda Islands. "Authorities": [1] p. at end.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    Macao. "Authorities": p. [25]-26.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    The Mahomedan law of inheritance according to the school of Shafii,
    Shafii law of inheritance
    "List of works cited": p. vi.
    • Contributor: Payne, C. H. Withers (Charles Herbert Withers)
    • Date: 1932-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    Embassy to the eastern courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat; in the U.S. sloop-of-war Peacock ... during the years 1832-3-4. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site, and in microrm. Microfilm. Washington, D.C., Library of Congress. digital files not viewed; td12 2013-8-27 LAC knj 2020-03-04 no edits (1 card)
    • Contributor: Roberts, Edmund
    • Date: 1837-01-01
    • Resource: - 20 pages

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    The desert campaigns,
    • Contributor: Massey, William Thomas - Massey, W. T. (William Thomas)
    • Date: 1918-01-01
    • Resource: - 6 pages

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    The retention of Candahar. The Retention of Candahar, published in London in 1881, is typical of the many pamphlets produced in Great Britain as the British Parliament and public debated policy toward Afghanistan in the wake of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). The war began in November 1878 when the British sent an Anglo-Indian force into Afghanistan with the aim of replacing the Afghan amir, Sher Ali Khan,...
    • Contributor: Green, Henry Rodes
    • Date: 1881-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    Burma under British rule Includes index.
    • Contributor: Dautremer, Joseph
    • Date: 1913-01-01
    • Resource: - 10 pages

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    British possessions in Oceania. "Authorities": p. [124]-126.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 4 pages

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