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Assembled in Early Photography Books are seventy selected manuals, histories, catalogs, reminiscences, and yearbooks covering virtually all aspects of early photography. All but ten date from the 19th century, and the remainder are historical treatments or early 20th-century studies of optics and new products. The collection includes Louis Daguerre's own technical manual of 1839 and two books by Sir David Brewster on optics and the kaleidoscope that predate Daguerre, as well as twenty-two catalogs that date between 1873 and 1925 from nine different firms. They document the rapid spread of the new art and science in terms of the developing industry. Scholars and students will find every phase of photography's early history treated in some part of this wide-ranging collection.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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The Monkees Paradox: A T.V. Band That Became Real

Exploring how a subversive ‘60s situation comedy still messes with our heads.

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Poutine: Food Fad or New Staple in International Cuisine?

Research indicates French fry-gravy-cheese curd dish isn’t just for Canadians anymore.

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