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    Da Ming Jiajing san nian sui ci jia shen da tong li : yi juan
    大明嘉靖三年歲次甲申大統曆 : 一卷 / | Ming Jiajing san nian li shu | Da Ming Jiajing san nian da tong li
    Postscript reads, "National calendar almanac, made by the Astronomy Officer under the order of the Emperor; anyone making an unauthorized copy will be decapitated". The Da Ming Jiajing san nian datong li (Imperial calendar, or great universal system of calculating astronomy) is based upon the system of calendrical astronomy developed by the astronomer Guo Shoujin during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). It was officially adapted...
    • Contributor: LI, Jian - Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1524
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    Introduction to the Science of Cosmography. Al-tabṣira fī ʻilm al-hayʻa (Introduction to the science of cosmography) is a treatise attributed to Shams al-Din al-Khiraqi (also seen as al-Kharaqi), a mathematician, geographer, and leading Seljuk-era astronomer who died in 1138 or 1139. He was born in Khiraq (or Kharaq) near Merv, in present-day Turkmenistan. He probably was a court astronomer for Sultan Sanjar, who ruled the Seljuk Empire in 1118--57, and...
    • Contributor: Al-Khiraqi, Shams Al-Din, Died Approximately 1138
    • Date: 1050
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    Reprint Edition of the General Introduction to Calendrical Astronomy. This work originally was written by Wang Yingming (died 1614) and was thought to be the first work of a Chinese scholar influenced by Western learning, as Wang was greatly influenced by Li Zhizao (1565--1630), the official and scholar who undertook the translation of several works by European Jesuit missionaries to China. The manuscript was completed in 1612. It was first published by Wang's...
    • Contributor: Qian, Mingyin, Circa 17th Century - Zhao, Shichun - Wang, Yang - Weng, Hanlin - Tu, Xiangmei - Wang, Yingming, 1614 - Wang, Yueyu
    • Date: 1646
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    Work on Trigonometry. This work is a treatise on trigonometry by Li Madou, the Chinese name of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci (1552--1610). Ricci left for China in 1581 and arrived in Macao in 1582. Together with Luo Mingjian (Michele Ruggieri, 1543--1607), he began his mission in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, where he published his Wan guo yu tu (Map of 10,000 countries), which was well received by...
    • Contributor: Ricci, Matteo - Xu, Guangqi
    • Date: 1847
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    Armillary Sphere. Zhang Heng (78--139 AD), a native of Xi'e, Nanyang (in present-day Henan Province), was an astronomer, mathematician, inventor, and an accomplished scholar. He began his career as an official during the Eastern Han dynasty (25--220). Controversy about his views and political rivalry with other officials led him to retire and return to Nanyang, but in 138 he was recalled to serve in the capital....
    • Contributor: Zhang, Heng, 78
    • Date: 1883
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    Essentials on Astronomy, Written in Rhymed Prose. Tian wen jing yi fu (Essentials on astronomy, written in rhymed prose) is attributed to Yue Xizai, a late-Yuan dynasty manager at the Astrological Commission. The date of its publication is unknown. At the front is a handwritten inscription by Li Wentian (1834-95), dated 1874, which points out that Si ku quan shu (Complete Library of the Four Treasuries) listed the title in four...
    • Contributor: Yue, Xizai, Yuan Dynasty - LI, Wentian
    • Date: 1368
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    The story of extinct civilizations of the East,
    • Contributor: Anderson, Robert E.
    • Date: 1896

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    Arabic authors.
    • Contributor: Arbuthnot, F. F.
    • Date: 1890

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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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    Descriptive sociology;
    • Contributor: Spencer, Herbert
    • Date: 187?

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    Campaigns of Osman sultans,
    • Contributor: Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph - Dale, Thomas Aquila
    • Date: 1835

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    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
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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
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    Zanzibar: city, island, and coast. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1872
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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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    Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1876
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    The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1875