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A wonderfully eclectic treatise on all things sundials and roses — jam-packed with photographs, illustrations, and diagrams….more
Featuring artwork by Lucien Pissarro, this is a beautiful art nouveau edition of an essay on gardens by the Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626)….more
This charming book from 1917 presents a manual training in what the author William S. Marten terms constructive-play, full of how-to guides for making all manner of…more
Selected illustrations from the German architect and engineer Georg Andreas Böckler’s Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664)….more
A compilation of 17th century essays on gardens by five authors: Sir William Temple, Abraham Cowley, Sir Thomas Browne, Andrew Marvell and John Evelyn….more
Early biological silent film, made sometime in the 1920s, which uses time-lapse photography to show the development of a salamander from egg to larvae. From the Dep…more
A classic from Walter Crane, considered to be the most prolific and influential children’s book creator of his generation and one of the strongest contributors to…more
Time-lapse shot of the demolition of the Star Theatre in New York City, one brick at a time. Produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and preserved by th…more