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American Cookery, or, The art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables: and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves: and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plumb to plain cake, adapted to this country, and all grades of life


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The Art of Good Eating. Gastronomic and epicurean-themed illustrations from our fabulous rare book collections. Fine dining, high cuisine and the fine art of distillation.

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Incunabula; the Art & History of Printing in Western Europe, c. 1450-1500


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Washington's First Acts of Congress

George Washington's Copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution of 1789, (Nathan Dorn)

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  101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 239
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4740
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Paul Avrich Anarchism Collection, 1890-2006


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African American Perspectives

History and culture from the early 19th-20th centuries. Authors include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, Mary Church Terrell, Kelly Miller, Charles Sumner, Emanuel Love and more.

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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