The Iconography Of Manhattan Island 1498 1909

Author: Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 133473450X
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Excerpt from The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909: Compiled From Original Sources and Illustrated by Photo-Intaglio Reproductions of Important Maps, Plans, Views, and Documents in Public and Private Collections To have read, or even to have examined cursorily, this great mass of material would have been impossible; notwithstanding the encourage ment offered by the conspicuous example of G. M. Asher, Who tells us that, in the preparation of his Buay on t/ze Dutcfi Boote: and Pamplzlet: relating to new-net/zerland, in one single summer he bestowed at least a searching glance on seven thousand pamphlets in the Royal Library at The Hague, seven thousand in the Thysiana Library at Leyden, and eight thousand at Amsterdam, besides consulting many manuscript and printed authorities, and examining critically many hundred maps. Nat urally, the greater part Of these titles in the Public Library could be put aside at once as relating to subdivisions Of the subject foreign to our par ticular field of investigation, or as being of too specialised a character to be immediately useful. In addition to a careful examination of such well-known sources as R6007'df of New mrterdam, Documentary Hirtory of New York, New York Colonial Documents, Eccleriartical Records, C alendarr of H iotorical M anu Jcript: (datca and Englixlz), journal: of t/ze Arremoly, Laws of New 1 ore, and Minute: of t/ze Common Council, and Of such authorities as Brodhead, o'callaghan, Mrs. Lamb, Mrs. Van Rensselaer, and-riker, every promis ing title was investigated, and several hundred works, both printed and manuscript, were read or carefully scrutinised. The most important of these, as well as a number of newly discovered sources, Will be_ found described in the Bibliography and in the Cartography. These researches, beginning in the New York Public Library, were eventually extended to cover the principal libraries and collections of America, and included the New York Historical Society, the various city departments, the State Library at Albany, the office of the Secretary of State, the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Massachusetts Archives, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the John Carter Brown Library, the New Jersey Historical Society, the New berry Library, of Chicago, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Books In Print

ISBN: UOM:39015054048460
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Svg Animations

Author: Sarah Drasner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491939673
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SVG is extremely powerful, with its reduced HTTP requests and crispness on any display. It becomes increasingly more interesting as you explore its capabilities for responsive animation and performance boons. When you animate SVG, you must be aware of normal image traits like composition, color, implementation, and optimization. But when you animate, it increases the complexity of each of these factors exponentially. This practical book takes a deep dive into how you can to solve these problems with stability, performance, and creativity in mind. Learn how to make SVG cross-browser compatible, backwards compatible, optimized, and responsive Plan and debug animation Make a complex animation responsive, as many sites are responsive Profile each animation technique in terms of performance so that you know what you're getting in to with each library or native technology

Twelve Minutes To Midnight

Author: Christopher Edge
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480475601
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Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of Victorian Britain’s bestselling magazine, the Penny Dreadful. Her spine-chilling tales—concealed under the pen name Montgomery Finch—are gripping the public. One day she receives a letter from the governor of the Bedlam madhouse requesting Finch’s help to investigate the asylum’s strange goings-on. Every night at precisely twelve minutes to midnight, the inmates all begin feverishly writing—incoherent ramblings that Penelope quickly realizes are frightening visions of the century to come. But what is causing this phenomenon? In the first book of this smart new series, Penelope is drawn into a thrilling mystery more terrifying than anything she could ever imagine!

This Matter Of Marriage

Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 9780778323792
Size: 18.65 MB
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Giving herself a year to meet Mr. Right, thirty-year-old Hallie shudders over her disastrous dates and sets her sights on handsome neighbor Steve Marris, who is trying to win back his ex-wife. Original.

Love Fiercely

Author: Jean Zimmerman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151014477
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Documents the Gilded Age love story of an heiress who fought for women's rights and an architect, tracing their upbringings, their pursuits, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.