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Thordarson Collection

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Works: 2,305 works in 2,459 publications in 1 language and 64,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographies  Humorous fiction  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Travel writing  Novels  Sources 
Classifications: PS1321, 818.403
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Most widely held works by Thordarson Collection
The life of Sir William Osler by Harvey Cushing( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense : a Napoleonic novel by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad's last novel set in Genoa in early 1815. This is the story of Cosmo Latham -- an Englishman and veteran of the late war against Napoleon, looking to see what he was unable to see earlier, and perhaps even get a glimpse of the Emperor himself. But, when he finds a girl from his youth, formerly Mlle Adele D'Armand, and now Mrs. Helion de Montevesso, he finds that his emotions can get the better of him
A tramp abroad by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twain's account of a European trip, filled with "exaggerations, tall tales, and humorous digressions."
De re metallica by Georg Agricola( Book )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new 1950 edition of "De Re Metallica" is a complete and unchanged reprint of the translation published by The Mining Magazine, London, in 1912. Includes index. Originally published in 1556, Agricola's "De Re Mettallica" was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation
Audubon's western journal, 1849-1850; being the MS. record of a trip from New York to Texas, and an overland journey through Mexico and Arizona to the gold-fields of California by John Woodhouse Audubon( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roald Amundsen : my life as an explorer by Roald Amundsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography
The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits by Charles Darwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1881 and 1882 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible
The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes by John Gerard( Book )

2 editions published between 1597 and 1633 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lane Library copy is bound in contemporary black morocco, gilt edges, and hand-colored. It is difficult to know for sure if the coloring is contemporary with the book but the presence of the very unusual and special black morocco binding would strongly suggest that this was colored by a contemporary hand. As such it is one of a very few copies of this famous herbal with the woodcuts hand-colored.--J. Norman, 2006
Shakespeare and the emblem writers; an exposition of their similarities of thought and expression. Preceded by a view of emblem-literature down to A.D. 1616 by Henry Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old English herbals by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cures for broken heads, bleeding noses, and the bites of mad dogs; remedies for sunburn, baldness, - all the use of herbs, whether far-fetched or down-to-earth, are documented in this fascinating history of the herbal, originally published in 1922, by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
A history of North American birds by Spencer Fullerton Baird( Book )

2 editions published between 1874 and 1905 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant hunting by Ernest Henry Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Royal-Society of London, for the improving of natural knowledge by Thomas Sprat( Book )

3 editions published between 1667 and 1734 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the following: Robert Hooke: "A method for making a history of the weather" (p. 173-179) ; Sir William Petty: "An apparatus to the history of the common practices of dying".(p. 284-306)
Excursions in criticism, being some prose recreations of a rhymer by William Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phytologia, or, The philosophy of agriculture and gardening : with the theory of draining morasses, and with an improved construction of the drill plough by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of illuminating as practised in Europe from the earliest times : illustrated by borders, initial letters, and alphabets by W. R Tymms( Book )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive industry, or, Illustrations of the handiwork, in stone, bone and clay, of the native races of the northern Atlantic seaboard of America by Charles C Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, from Newfoundland to the parallel of the southern boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean westward to the 102d meridian
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University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Department of Special Collections. Thordarson Collection

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English (30)