• [Copyright registration application from claimant L. Frank Baum for The wonderful wizard of Oz and The Navy alphabet].

    Holograph letter, signed by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) dated July 28, 1900 to the Librarian of Congress requesting Copyright registration for two titles: The wonderful wizard of Oz (claiming rights for Baum as author and W.W. Denslow as illustrator), and The Navy alphabet (claiming rights for Baum as author and proprietor). Original letter accompanied by two title page deposits, and check for $2.20; the ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1900

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  • William Perry sea journals, 1797

    Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage from Jamaica to England in the Minerva, Rob Hardy, Mast. of Bristol. First journal includes 7 sketches of coastlines, three colored tables of signals, three lists of signals, ...

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1797

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  • Bahaiyah fi al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic; some poetry in Turkish; Arabic alphbet. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, no visible watermarks. Text is incomplete (leaves missing at end). Title page and text are in black ink, with a few rubricated words. Some diacritical marks. Text on fol. 2b-14b is framed by two ...

    • Contributor: ʻĀmilī, Bahāʼ Al Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥusayn
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Theatre de Voltaire; dessins par Gravelot

    Title lettered on case. 45 mounted pencil and pen sketches for the illustrations to the Collection complète des oevres de Voltaire, Genève, Cramer, 1768-96. Rosenwald 1604 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Provenance: Marquis de Fourquevaulx, Emmanuel Bocher, Louis Orly-Roederer. 1 case : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.

    • Contributor: Gravelot, Hubert François
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1760

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  • Kunnash al

    Ms. Arabic; Amharic marginal notes fol. 17b. Title added at head of fol. 1a in a much later hand in very pale pink pencil. Also in pink pencil on fol. 173b: Maqālat al-Manṣūrī. Paper: yellowed cream, some with tre luna watermarks. Some leaves restored; many leaves affected by dark stains and humidity. Black and red ink in text; text framed by a single red ...

    • Contributor: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīya
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hadha kitab al

    Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by Ṭāḥā Yūsuf and completed on 25 Muḥarram, 1291. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, in good condition though split from spine. Black and red on title page, text of al-Yāsamīnīyah in red with commentary in black. Text framed by a double red line. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-738. DLC Text is ...

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al Māridīnī, Badr Al Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalogue.

    Ms. Catalog of the library of Thomas Jefferson, copied at his request by Nicholas Trist. The U.S. Congress having acquired the library in 1814, Trist apparently worked from a copy of the printed 1815 Library of Congress catalog specially marked by Jefferson in order to restore, in place of its alphabetical arrangement of each subject category, the original order of entries that Jefferson preferred. ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1823

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  • Hashiyat al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by ʻUthmān ibn Yūsuf ibn Yūsuf ʻUthmān al-Ṣayyād al-Maḥallī. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, with untrimmed edges. Leaves loose from binding. Dark stains on some pages. Catchwords on rectos; marginal notes. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-731. DLC Commentary on Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah ...

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen / compiled by Hans christian Andersen and A.L. Drewsen.]

    An original scrapbook of colored illustrations made by H.C. Andersen and his friend A.L. Drewsen for the grandson of the latter, Jonas Drewsen. The pictures were taken from American, English, and German papers, and from books and periodicals, and were mounted and colored. H.C. Andersen contributed poems and rhymes for 19 of the pictures. A transcription in manuscript of the poems, signed by Flemming ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1862

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  • Hadhihi Hashiyat al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by Ṭāḥā Yūsuf and completed 24 Rajab, 1305 AH. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, in good condition; loose. Black ink throughout; text framed by double red line. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-738. DLC A commentary on the commentary of ...

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hadha kitab fath al

    Ms. Arabic. [Malatya, Turkey?] Paper: cream, with watermarks (Andrea Galvani Pordenone); varies in thickness, in medium condition. First 10 leaves are loose. Black, red, and violet ink on title page, text is principally in black with some rubricated words. Text framed by double violet line (fol.1a - 17b) and by double red line (fol.21b-142a). Catchwords on first 17 leaves. Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, ...

    • Contributor: Maghribī, Abū SaʻĪd Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • De re militari.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Manuscript on paper. Signatures (with catchwords at end of each): [4] leaves (on vellum) [a10], b10+3 (first and last leaves on vellum), c-f10, g10+2, h-p10, q10+2 (second and eleventh leaves on vellum), r-t10, v8. Semi-Gothic script with marginal corrections in roman. Headings in red. Sepia drawings. The colored drawing of a youth ...

    • Contributor: Valturio, Roberto
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 14??

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  • al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Purchase ; Mahmud al-Mansuri ; 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with torn edges, in moderate condition. Watermark on leaf 20. Black and red ink in text. Title written in later hand in pink ink. Catchwords only on leaves 1 and 7. Starting from the third leaf, each verso begins with the ...

    • Contributor: ʻAzzārī, Khalīl Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Kitab al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Arabic. Colophon of book in hand (fol. 174b) states that transcription completed 7 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1344 or (incorrectly) 29 June 1925; correct Western date is 18 June 1926. Copied by Nedjm eddin Bey, professor at the l'Ecole Superieure d'Arabe in Damascus, on the instructions of Commandant Malinjoud, the director of l'Ecole Superieure ...

    • Contributor: Aḥmad Ibn Mājid Al SaʻDi
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Grabau album]

    Scrapbook. manuscript | 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm. | Scrapbook compiled by Fräulein Henriette Grabau, later Frau Bünau, containing (on p. [2] of cover) a watercolor of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, with an excerpt from the opera Ali Baba by Luigi Cherubini in Mendelssohn's hand; holograph copies of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, op. 85, no. 3, and op. ...

    • Contributor: Grabau, Henriette - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1836

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  • [Portraits engr. by William Blake and J. Chapman].

    1. Edmund Pitts, Esq. ad viv. del J. Earle. Guliels. Blake sculp. [ca. 1790?] Cf. A.G.B. Russell's Engravings of W. Blake. London, 1912, p. 156, no. 76.--2. Rev. John Caspar Lavater. Blake sculpt. London, Pubd. by J. Johnson, May 1, 1800, from a drawing in his possession, taken in 1787. Russell, p. 169, no. 92.--3. Lavater. J. Chapman sculp. London, C. Jones, Jan. 30, ...

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1790
  • al

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri, 1945. DLC The colophon (fol. 42b) says that this manuscript was copied from a manuscript written in 1194 H [1780], which itself was copied from a manuscript written by the author himself. Paper: Cream, with watermarks, in good condition. Title page in black ink; rest of text in black with some red ink; marginal notes and calculations in ...

    • Contributor: Jabartī, Ḥasan Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Betrachtungen des leidens Christi

    Manuscript on paper. Signatures: [a10, b2(+), c12, d14, e8, f12, g-l8, m10, n8, o10+1, p-q8, r8+1, s-z8, A-D8, E6] Cursive script in several hands. Rubricated. The illus. are mounted and consist of colored drawings and woodcuts (South German, ca. 1450-ca. 1500). Cf. Engelbert Baumeister's Formschnitte des 15. Jahrhunderts in den Sammlungen des fürstlichen Hauses Oettingen-Wallerstein. Strassburg, 1920, Bd. 2, where the woodcuts are described ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1518

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  • The Rosaleen Moldenhauer memorial : music history from primary sources : a guide to the Moldenhauer Archives /

    Essays relating to manuscripts in the Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, founded by Hans Moldenhauer. Includes inventory. Includes bibliographical references. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 733 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

    • Contributor: Moldenhauer, Hans
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2000
  • al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from margin of fol. 55b. Paper: yellowed cream; originally split from spine; damage from termites and humidity throughout manuscript; many pages now repaired. Text in black ink, with names of medicines in red; marginal notes on first four leaves. No title page. Library of Congress. Arabic manuscripts, SM-4. DLC Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fī maktabat al-Kungris, 9. Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, ...

    • Contributor: Najīb Al Dīn Al Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Illinois political campaign of 1858. Scrapbook assembled by Abraham Lincoln.

    Scrapbook of newspaper clippings assembled and mounted by Mr. Lincoln as a manuscript for publication. Contains the texts of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, speeches, and correspondence of Lincoln and Douglas published in newspaper accounts (primarily the Chicago Press & Tribune and the Chicago Times) between June 17 and Oct. 15, 1858. The title, captions, most notes and corrections said to be in Lincoln's hand. Other ...

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1858

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  • George Washington diary, 1762. Autograph manuscript written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack.

    One of forty-one original George Washington diaries, and one of five diaries not in the George Washington Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. U.S. president. AMs written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. Topics include farming, horse breeding, and the management of Mount Vernon. Collection open for research. In English. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC Also available in digital ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1762

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  • Benedictine rule for nuns. A Middle English version of the Gospel of Nicodemus. An anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed.

    Written in England on parchment. Three works bound together. Benedictine rule for nuns (leaves 1r-36r), a Middle English verison of the Gospel of Nicodemus (leaves 37v-63v), and an anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed (leaves 64r-78r). Here begynneþ oure mayster seint Benet his rule and scheweþ ... -- ÞAt no Nuñe [est?]eue ne resseyu, wiþ oute leue of here souereigne, al þou ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1400

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  • Nubdhah latifah fi ilm al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from incipit. Transcribed by the author on 1 Rabīʻ al-Ākhir 1268 H. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, in good condition, though brown stains on last two leaves. Black ink with some rubricated words; catchwords on rectos. Treatise on the types, manufacture, and use of pens, inks, and paper. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, ...

    • Contributor: Ṭanṭāwī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻĪsa
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from introduction, p. 2. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: pp. 1-64 and 77-80 are yellowed cream, with watermarks; pp. 65-76 are from off-white paper, with watermarks (initials AG), but written in the same hand as pp. 1-65 and 77-80. Pp. 81-84 written in different hand on different paper (no chain lines or watermarks, very thin, darker). Medium condition; ...

    • Contributor: Ḥasanī, Muḥammad Ibn Abī Al Khayr
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material