• King Lear archive : preparatory materials for an edition of Shakespeare's play published by Theodore Press with illustrations printed at the Janus Press

    Preparatory materials for an edition of Shakespeare's King Lear published by Theodore Press with illustrations printed at the Janus Press.

    • Contributor: Van Vliet, Claire - Alpert, Michael
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Books
  • Janus Press archive

    The Janus Press Archive contains material relating to the production of books, posters and broadsides, and printed ephemera bearing the Janus Press imprint, as well as other projects carried out with the assistance of its founder Claire Van Vliet, covering the period from 1955 to the present.

    • Contributor: Burke, Clifford - Fine, Ruth - Johnson, W. R. (Walter Ralph) - Kaufman, Margaret - Seluzicki, Charles - Siegl, Helen - Van Vliet, Claire
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Books
  • Exposicio mistica super exod[um]. [Germany, ca. 1150]

    Manuscript on vellum. Signatures i-xiv8, xv4. Early gothic minuscule script. Red initials, rubricated. On leaf [2a] in 16th cent. hand: Residentia societatis Jesu millestadij inscrpt. and other notes; on leaf [115b], also in later hand than the text: Bernhardus sup vos qui tnsiti estis. Title from label on cover. Twelfth century romanesque stamped leather binding of white deerskin over wooden boards. Cf. U.S. Library ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1150

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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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  • Thomas Jefferson letter, 1813 Nov. 30.

    U.S. president. Letter (ALS), written from Monticello, to the Marquis de Lafayette. Topics include sheep industry and the manufacture of cloth in the United States as opposed to England ("our progress in manufactures is far beyond the calculations of the most sanguine . . . This revolution in our domestic economy was well worth a war"); the war on land in Canada; the alliance ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1813

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  • [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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  • [Ivory hornbook] [realia]

    Title from spine of case. An eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper (recto) and lowercases (verso) inscribed on ivory. Repairs made to broken handle. Housed in a lined case (16 x 11 cm.) Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift of Leonard Kebler, 1959. 1 hornbook : ivory ; 12 x 7 cm.

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 18??
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Rare rubric signature of Pizarro; signed "El Marques Pizarro." Spanish conquistador. Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539

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  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Governor of New Spain. Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 1 1/4 p.; 12 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526

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  • [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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  • Speculum regum.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 0008 Manuscript, on paper, 2 columns, rubricated. Leaves 1-12 misbound between leaves 25 and 26. Begins (leaf [1a]): Speculu[m] r[e]gu[m] co[m]pos[i]tu[m] p[er] Gotfridu[m] Viterbien[sem]; ends (leaf [16b]): Hic a Papa Hono[r]io in Basilica S[an]cti Petri coronat[us]. Et sic e[st] finis hui[us] op[er]is n[unc] laus Deo et o[mn]ib[us] s[an]ctis. Followed by the ...

    • Contributor: Godefridus
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1478

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  • Mertvyia Dushi

    Consists of the manuscript of a part of chapter 3 of the second part of Gogol's Dead Souls, including 13 original unpublished drawings, laid loose in a clamshell box. Ms. text is in ink; drawings and captions, ruled borders and decorative initial in pencil. Rosenwald 2059 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. [20] p. : ill. ; 44 ...

    • Contributor: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ VasilʹEvich
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1855

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Archival Manuscript Material

    Manuscript t.p., followed by two leaves of ms. index, inserted. The proofs of nine plates on eight leaves, are inlaid. Rosenwald 1800 Keynes, G.L. Bibliography of W. Blake (New York, 1921) no. 38 (manuscript index referred to on p. 116 and 126) Keynes & Wolf, William Blake's illuminated books see footnote on p. 63 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress ...

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

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  • [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical drawings].

    Manuscript on vellum. Gothic script in black and red. Pen-and-ink drawings, some slightly colored, with explanatory text in German or Latin. Subject matter and form of presentation is similar to that in 15th century woodcuts and block books. Label on cover: Die Kunst Ciromantia von Doktor Hartlieb ...1448, does not refer to this manuscript. For date and interpretation of the manuscript see the letter ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1410

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  • Trevisan manuscript. Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].

    Ms. Title from spine of early 19th-century binding. In Venetian dialect of Italian. The codex assembles in one copy made ca. 1503 a number of reports dating from 1501 to ca. 1503, notably: (ff. 1a-30a) Angelo Trevisan's Italian version, accompanied by four covering letters, of Pietro Martire d'Anghiera's reports on the first three voyages of Columbus (published later as De Orbe Novo, decas 1), ...

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    • Date: 1503

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  • Dissegni originali dell' edizione di Palladio di Giorgis Fossati.

    Manuscript title on flyleaf. Drawings in pen and ink and wash intended for engraving by Fossati and for inclusion in vol. 10 o f Muttoni's edition of Andrea Palladio's Architettura (Venice, 1740-48); vol. 10 was never published. Leaves 1-14 and 16-24 are signed by Muttoni as designer; the rest are unsigned. Leaves 1-24 bear endorsements dated Jan. 14, 1739 [i.e., 1740]. In solander case ...

    • Contributor: Muttoni, Francesco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1739

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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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  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    King of Spain. Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566

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  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    In cloth case with leather label. Manuscript transcription of the history made by Elizabeth, Lady Phillipps, (ca. 1862) at Middle Hall from the original in the collection of her husband, Sir Thomas Phillipps. The original manuscript had formerly been in the Kingsborough Collection and is now in the John Carter Brown Library. Watercolors (ca. 1830) probably made by one of the artists Lord Kingsborough ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1830

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  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    First governor of Spanish Florida. In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572

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  • 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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  • 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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