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Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 3,822 works in 4,573 publications in 3 languages and 81,715 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Periodicals  Maps  Poetry  Biography  Travel writing  Bibliography  Portraits  Sources 
Roles: Collector
Classifications: CT95, 920.02
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Most widely held works by Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
Register of debates in Congress : comprising the leading debates and incidents of the ... session of the ... Congress by United States( )

in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Russia, from the foundation of the monarchy by Rurik, to the accession of Catharine the Second by William Tooke( )

2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and critical dictionary : selections by Pierre Bayle( Book )

3 editions published in 1720 in French and English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pierre Bayle was one of the most important sceptical thinkers of the seventeenth century. His work was a major influence on the development of the ideas of Voltaire, Hume, Montesquieu and Rousseau. Sally L. Jenkinson's new edition presents the reader with a coherent path through Bayle's monumental work. This is the first volume in English to select political writings from Bayle's work and to present its author as a specifically political thinker. Sally L. Jenkinson's translation will be welcomed by scholars and students of the history of ideas, political theory, cultural history and French studies."--Jacket
A treatise on the commerce and police of the River Thames by Patrick Colquhoun( )

2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels into North America : containing its natural history, and a circumstantial account of its plantations and agriculture in general ; with the civil, ecclesiastical and commercial state of the country, the manners of the inhabitants, and several curious and important remarks on various subjects by Pehr Kalm( )

in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Kalm (1716-79) was a Finnish-Swedish botanist who travelled extensively to observe the natural world in Sweden, Finland, Russia and Ukraine, and became a professor of 'oeconomie' - the economic application of subjects such as mineralogy, botany, zoology and chemistry - at the university of Turku. Between 1747 and 1751 he set out on a journey through eastern North America to gather specimens, especially from regions with a similar climate to Sweden. Because Kalm travelled though the area when much of it was still unknown to Europeans, this work has some of the first recorded accounts of places such as Niagara Falls. Kalm played an important part in forging scientific links between Sweden, England and North America. This three-volume work details his travels, and was first published in English in 1770-1. Volume 2 gives detailed descriptions of the plants and animals Kalm observes in New Jersey and New York
Critische Dichtkunst by Johann Jakob Breitinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical essays on various subjects : with some remarks on Mr. Locke's Essay on the human understanding : 1742 by Isaac Watts( )

2 editions published in 1742 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subjects treated in the first essays, space, substance, body and spirit, have no inconsiderable influence in adjusting our ideas of God and Creatures, animate and inanimate beings. Body and spirit are the two only proper substances that we know of, and if their distinct essences can be limited and adjusted in clear ideas, it will be a happy clew to lead us into some further knowledge of the visible and invisible world, and will give us a more particular and distinct acquaintance with human nature, which is compounded of matter and mind. Also included are remarks on Mr. Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding and a brief scheme of ontology"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The history of the rise, progress, and establishment of the Independence of the United States of America by William Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 includes 10 letters regarding the American Revolution
A view of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy by Henry Pemberton( Book )

1 edition published in 1728 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur l'application de l'analyse à la probabilité des décisions rendues à la pluralité des voix by Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet( )

2 editions published in 1785 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central figure in the early years of the French Revolution, Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-94) was active as a mathematician, philosopher, politician and economist. He argued for the values of the Enlightenment, from religious toleration to the abolition of slavery, believing that society could be improved by the application of rational thought. In this essay, first published in 1785, Condorcet analyses mathematically the process of making majority decisions, and seeks methods to improve the likelihood of their success. The work was largely forgotten in the nineteenth century, while those who did comment on it tended to find the arguments obscure. In the second half of the twentieth century, however, it was rediscovered as a foundational work in the theory of voting and societal preferences. Condorcet presents several significant results, among which Condorcet's paradox (the non-transitivity of majority preferences) is now seen as the direct ancestor of Arrow's paradox
The art of preserving health by John Armstrong( )

3 editions published between 1768 and 1796 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the life of Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden : sirnamed the Great by Walter Harte( )

2 editions published in 1759 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du calcul des dérivations by L. F. A Arbogast( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliamentary and political tracts by Robert Atkyns( )

3 editions published in 1741 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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