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Tableau Général de l'Empire Othoman, Paris, Imp. de monsieur [Firmin Didot] 1787-1820.

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The Jay I. Kislak Collection

Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar Calendar, ca. 1830-1862

Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar Calendar, ca. 1830-1862.

More than 3,000 rare books, maps, manuscripts, historic documents, artifacts and works of art related to early American history and the cultures of Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.


The unique materials of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items, include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold to Congress in 1815.
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