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Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 3,776 works in 4,464 publications in 3 languages and 79,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Poetry  Periodicals  Bibliography  Biography  Catalogs  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
Classifications: PE1620, 423
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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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critische Dichtkunst by Johann Jakob Breitinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges or Creek confederacy, and the country of the Chactaws : containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions : together with observations on the manners of the Indians : embellished with copper-plates by William Bartram( Book )

2 editions published between 1792 and 1794 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a naturalist, William Bartram (1739-1823) was commissioned to undertake a tour of south-eastern North America in 1773. Collecting seeds, taking specimens and making meticulous drawings and observations of previously unknown flora and fauna, his four-year expedition took him from the foothills of the Appalachians, through Florida and on to the Mississippi. First published in 1791, within ten years this account had been translated into German, French and Dutch. A unique historical record now, and of particular interest at the time, his accounts of the Seminole, Creek and Cherokee Indians were seen by contemporaries as being sympathetic towards peoples commonly regarded as little better than savages, but his writings persuaded others of the need for a more humane approach to the indigenous people. This work influenced not only scientists, but writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, and it remains a classic of American science, history and literature
Du calcul des dérivations by L. F. A Arbogast( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the rise, progress, and establishment of the Independence of the United States of America by William Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following work is not confined to the contest between Great Britain and the United States of America, but includes all the other parts of the war which originated from that contest. ... The form of letters, instead of chapters, is not altogether imaginary, as the author, from his arrival in America in 1770, maintained a correspondence with gentlemen in London, Rotterdam and Paris, answering in general to the prefixed dates."--Preface
History of Russia, from the foundation of the monarchy by Rurik, to the accession of Catharine the Second by William Tooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the commerce and police of the River Thames by Patrick Colquhoun( Book )

2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 90 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( Book )

2 editions published in 1785 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central figure in the early years of the French Revolution, Nicolas de Condorcet (1743{u2013}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 : a poem by John Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published between 1768 and 1796 in English and held by 46 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( Book )

2 editions published in 1742 in English and held by 7 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)
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English (28)

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