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>pull a random item from digital archives

From http://publicdomain.nypl.org/pd-visualization/

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "La traversée." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1874 - 1888. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-42b2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

>Among the most original prints made in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century are those by Félix Buhot. Along with artists like Charles Jacque, Louis Monziès and Félix Bracquemond, he is credited with reviving seventeenth-century etching techniques in late nineteenth-century art. However, he was highly experimental and regularly employed technical variables and regularly combined multiple processes to produce a single print. He used traditional techniques of etching, drypoint, and aquatint along with modern methods such as photomechanical reproduction. Buhot’s most notable contribution to the history of printmaking is a device he termed "marges symphoniques" (symphonic margins). Inspired by the marginal decorations of medieval manuscripts and eighteenth-century French book illustrations, Buhot developed two types of margins, etching the first on the same plate as the central subject and printing the second, called a “false margin,” from a separate plate.
Dumping some archive.org links to some kind of interresting books. Also /r/ing an English translation of Anti-Machiavel.

>Gomme, George Laurence. 1880. Primitive Folk-Moots and open air assemblies in Britain.
London: Sampson Low, marston, Searle & Rivington.

Lobingier, Charles Sumner. 1909. The People's Law or Popular Participation in Law-making: from
ancient folk-moot to modern referendum; a study in the evolution of democracy and direct
legislation. New York: MacMillan company.

>Libermann, F. 1913. The National Assembly in the Anglo-Saxon Period. Halle A.S: Max Niemeyer.

History of English parliament:
1773: http://archive.org/stream/parliamentaryhi05parlgoog
1765-71: http://archive.org/stream/parliamentaryhi02parlgoog
1066-1625: http://archive.org/stream/parliamentaryhi01unkngoog
I have way more, but sadly I only have QR codes not actual links.
I think I'll post them. I just need to think about how to do it, so it's at least somewhat readable, and doesn't take too much place.

Meanwhile here's one of my favourite political philosophy books of late 17th century:
>John Wise. 1860 (4. edition). A Vindication of the Government of New England Churches
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Fuck it, even though this thread is just me and OP, I'm sharing my links. Maybe someone will find them useful.
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I don't know why font-rendering sucks ass, but oh well.
Bumping this one last time, because I'm just that obsessed with archive.org.
Hopefully someone else shares my obsession.
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>Hopefully someone else shares my obsession

That's what started my obsession with collecting non-fiction .pdfs, .epubs etc (I think I'm at ~16,000 and counting now).

I sorta stopped when some cunts just started dumping thousands and thousands of court dockets
I actually found at least some of the links that I've posted above in QR form. I'll share some of them, maybe you'll find some of those interesting.
>Davis, William ed.. 1908. Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York.
>History of Plymouth colony, from decision to move from England, to running the colony.

>Foster, William E.. 1886. Town Government in Rhode Island. Baltimore: John Hopkins University.
>Pretty great history of how Rhode Island developed in it's early days. The way they organised themselves, you can even call it proto-anarchism.

>Hardy, Thomas Duffus, ed.. 1846. Modus Tenendi Parliamentum; An Ancient Treatsie on the Mode of Holding the Parliament in England. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode.
>Modus Tenendi Parliamentum is probably the first written record of how English parliament worked. It probably dates back to Edward the III, even if it says that it dates to William the Conqueror.

>Gorton, Samuel. 1835. Simplicity's Defence against Seven-headed Policy. Providence: Marshall, Brown and Company.
>Gorton established Warwick in Rhode Island, his ideas were really interesting and he had some problems with Roger Williams (who established RI), because of them.
Even more links:
>Lind, John. 1776. An Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress. London: J. Walter in T. Sewell.
>Exactly what the title says, English criticism of declaration of independence. Reportedly co-written by Jeremy Bentham.

>Minot, George Richards. 1788. The History of Insurrections, in Massachusetts, In the year MDCCLXXXVI. Worcester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas.
>Book dealing with Shays' Rebellion. I find it really interesting, as rebellion directly influenced founding fathers in the writing of the constitution.

>Record Commisioners of City of Boston. 1887. Report of the Record Commisioners of City of Boston containing the Boston town records, 1770 through 1777. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers.
>Yes this sounds pretty boring, but it contains some pretty interesting and important documents on how the american revolution started.

Various municipal government documents from Roxbury, now a neighborhood of Boston, offering an intimate cross section of life in one of the oldest towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1857-1867. Datasets like this make me wish I knew how to apply machine learning.
Hey I have few links similar to this.
First an almanac for 1787 from Massachusetts.

Then journals of provincial Congress of Massachusetts. This was a temporary government during the revolution, when the General Court wasn't in session, because the governor didn't want to inaugurate it, or whatever.

History of town Wolcott in Connecticut:
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Breddy gud

pencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Griffithsia setacea." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1853. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4ac8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Patient in a hot head pillow." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861 - 1872. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e7ad-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

This is some kind of treasure holy shit.
Thanks OP you dun good.
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