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Healthful sports for young ladies: illustrated by eleven elegant engravings from drawings by J. Dugourc ... accompanied by descriptions. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101 Strand, by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court, 
Featured Finding Aid
McManus-Young Clipping Collection of Materials on Magic
Also see the McManus-Young Magic Collection
Beginning on October 26, the Rare Book & Special Collections Division launches its first crowdsourcing transcription campaign:
Seers, Spiritualists, and the Spirit World: The Experiments of Frederick Hockley
The campaign will focus on Frederick Hockley (1808-1885), British Spiritualist, Freemason, and member of the Rosicrucian Society who spent over 60 years researching Spiritualism and experimenting with ways of communicating with “the beyond.” These rare and unusual manuscripts are housed in the Harry Houdini Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Old Copyright Submissions — Hawthorne, Twain, Douglass and Thousands More
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Featured NEW Digital Collection
Early Copyright Records Collection 1790-1870
The documents in this collection are the result of the first federal copyright laws in 1790 and 1831 (as amended) and contain the early copyright records and material held by the federal district courts and numerous government offices in Washington, DC.
|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.