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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 ...

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

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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    Consists of the manuscript of a part of chapter 3 of the second part of Gogol's Dead Souls, including 13 original unpublished drawings, laid loose in a clamshell box.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 ...

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

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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); ...

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

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

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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, ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • 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 ...

    • 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): [a-s10, t2+]. Humanistic script. Illuminated initials; headings in red; sepia ...

    • Contributor: Valturio, Roberto
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [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 ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Autograph letters, signed.]

    1. To George Cumberland, dated Lambeth, July 2, 1800. -- 2. To James Blake, dated Felpham, Jan. 30, 1803. -- 3. To William Hayley, dated Sept. 28, 1804. -- 4. To John ...

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Valturio, Roberto
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Schonbartbuch.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy bound with Copy 2 of: Solis, Virgil. Wappenbüchlein. [1555]. DLC Manuscript on paper. Leaves [3]-[66] numb. 132-195. Leaves ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Post-World War II posters from Germany, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A collection of German posters and broadsides from the immediate post World War II period included with confiscated materials from the Library's Third Reich Collection. Includes official notices by the American and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Books
    • Date: 1945
  • 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] ...

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