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

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

    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 and herald.

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

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  • Betrachtungen des leidens Christi

    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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  • King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record

    King Philip II grant of arms,

    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 and herald.

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566
  • Schonbartbuch.

    Schonbartbuch.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy bound with Copy 2 of: Solis, Virgil. Wappenbüchlein. [1555]. Manuscript on paper. Leaves [3]-[66] numb. 132-195. Leaves [1]-[2], and [67]-[70] on different paper, in different, apparently later, handwriting. Leaves [1]-[2]: Vorred auf das Schempartbuch (rhymed). Leaves [3]-[66]: 64 full page colored drawings of the participants in the Schembart Carnival in ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 15??

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  • Philip II letter, Catalog Record

    Philip II letter,

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Genji monogatari. Catalog Record

    Genji monogatari.

    Ms. (shahon), copied by Itsutsuji Moronaka. Title from certificate inserted. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines (some in 8, 9, 11,or 12 lines). Volume numbers assigned according to traditional sequence. Cf. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. Vender/supplier: Tōkyō : Yagi Shoten. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten (under Genji monogatari ms. copies, no mention of this one). LC copy of [3] Utsusemi has 2 ...

    • Contributor: Murasaki Shikibu
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1537
  • Schönbartbuch. Catalog Record

    Schönbartbuch.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy bound with Copy 2 of: Solis, Virgil. Wappenbüchlein. [1555]. Manuscript on paper. Leaves [3]-[66] numb. 132-195. Leaves [1]-[2], and [67]-[70] on different paper, in different, apparently later, handwriting. Leaves [1]-[2]: Vorred auf das Schempartbuch (rhymed). Leaves [3]-[66]: 64 full page colored drawings of the participants in the Schembart Carnival in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 15??
  • Shizuka. Catalog Record

    Shizuka.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Cover title. With no borders, text chiefly in 12 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) LC set soiled and worn a little; well repaired. Report of the Librarian of Congress ... 1933: p. 133 (Shizuka; Nara ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 15??
  • Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn / Catalog Record

    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn /

    The text is principally based on the writings of ʻAlī ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn al-Shāṭir (1304-1375), as the introduction mentions. The colophon says that the text was copied from a manuscript with many errors written in a bad hand.

    • Contributor: JaʻBarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Al Qādir
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1525
  • al-Dustūr / Catalog Record

    al-Dustūr /

    Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, preparation and use of medicines.

    • Contributor: Najīb Al Dīn Al Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAl
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1514
  • Durrat al-tāj. Catalog Record

    Durrat al-tāj.

    Shiite prayer book; consists of prayers to be said on the visitation of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib's tomb.

    • Contributor: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qul
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1500
  • Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb Catalog Record

    Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb

    Text is a poem on arithmetic dedicated to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī, as mentioned at the end of the manuscript.

    • Contributor: Ḥamīdī, ʻAbd Al Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻAl
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1588
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, ...

    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.

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

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  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 Ju...

    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 Miguel. He is admonished not ...

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

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  • Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record

    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion,

    Statement of opinion (AMs) sent to Emperor Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. Topics include Spanish policies to the Indians of the New World, including conquest, conversion, servitude, and slavery.

    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1542
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    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.

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

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  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order,

    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 Miguel. He is admonished not ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco,

    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.

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney,

    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.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
  • Kitāb matn al-Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb / Catalog Record

    Kitāb matn al-Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb /

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, with torn edges, in bad condition: leaves repaired, dark stains on top of leaves. Text is principally in black ink with some rubricated words. A few marginal notes in various hands. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-706. Naskhī script; 21 lines in written area, 16 x 11 cm. ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al HāʼIm, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 15??
  • Trevisan manuscript.  Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].

    Trevisan manuscript. Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] ...

    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), ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1503

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  • Risālah laṭīfah fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān / Catalog Record

    Risālah laṭīfah fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān /

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Yellowed cream paper, with watermarks, some torn edges and termite damage; pages repaired. Black ink on title page and text principally in black, with some rubrics; marginal notes; catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-765. Schoy, K. "Sonnenuhren der spätarabischen Astronomie," Isis, vol. 6, no. 3, 1924, p. 332-360. Nastaʻliq script, 20 lines in ...

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al Māridīnī, Badr Al Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 15??
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • [Unnamed Sufi treatise] Catalog Record

    [Unnamed Sufi treatise]

    Untitled Sufi text on meditation containing both poetry and prose.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1520