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    Curiosités bibliographiques. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cover title. The editions of the various volumes are limited to 200 to 500 copies; all copies numbered. Bound irregularly. Bound with 3 issues (6 copies) of Lemonnyer, Jules. Catalogue. Rouen, 1879; and 2 issues (4 copies) of Lemonnyer, Jules. Catalogue. Rouen [1880] Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1938
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1879

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    Der scaepherders kalengier. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1137
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1516
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    Renati Des-Cartes Principia philosophiae. Title vignette: device of Louis Elzevir. Last preliminary leaf (sig. b[4]) blank. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1431 Choice/form AACR2: vj39 08-15-96
    • Contributor: Descartes, René - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1644

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    Renati Des Cartes Specimina philosophiae, sev Dissertatio de methodo recte regendae rationis & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice et Meteora.
    Specimina philosophiae
    Translation by Etienne de Courcelles. Bound with the author's Principia philosophiae. Amstelodami, 1644. Copy 2. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1432 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Choice/form AACR2: vj39 08-15-96 Starts as image 343 of combined digital file
    • Contributor: Descartes, René - Courcelles, Etienne De - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1644

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    Den Spiegel der duecht ende der eerbaerheyt ... Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1131 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1515

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    De Bibel int corte ghetranslateert. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1133
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1516

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    Le premier[-second] volume de la Bible en francoiz.
    Premier volume de la Bible en francoiz | Second volume de la Bible en francoiz
    Date from colophon of volume 1; colophon of volume 2 undated. Translated, together win an adaptation of Petrus Comestor's Historia scholastica, by Guyard Des Moulins and edited with further additions by Jean de Rély. LC copy's title page of volume 1 repaired, illustrations and part of text on verso supplied in facsimile. Bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins. Also available in digital form on the...
    • Contributor: Moulins, Guyart Des - Rély, Jean De - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Petrus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1517

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    al-Injīl al-muqaddas li-rabbinā Yasūʻal-Masīḥ al-maktūb min arbaʻ al-injīlīyīn al-muqaddasīn aʻnī : Mattá wa-Murqus wa-Lūqā wa-Yūḥannā = Evangelivm sanctvm Domini Nostri Iesu Christi conscriptvm a qvatvor Evangelistis sanctis idest : Matthaeo, Marco, Lvca, ...
    الانجيل المقدس لربنا يسوع المسيح المکتوب من اربع الانجيليين المقدسين اعني : متى ومرقس ولوقا ويوحنا = Evangelivm sanctvm Domini Nostri Iesu Christi conscriptvm a qvatvor Evangelistis sanctis idest : Matthaeo, Marco, Lvca, et Iohanne.
    Woodcuts after designs by Antonio Tempesta. Arabic title at head of title page. First printing of the Gospels in Arabic, edited by G.B. Raimondi. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 881 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 881
    • Contributor: Tempesta, Antonio - Raimondi, Giovanni Battista - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1590

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    La vida y excellẽcias & milagros dela Sacratissima Virgen Maria Nr̃a Señora. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Translated from the Catalan by Juan de Molina. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1284 LC copy has bookplate of C.W. Dyson-Perrins.
    • Contributor: Pérez, Miquel - Molina, Juan De - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1526

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    Horologiu[m] deuotio[n]is.
    Horologium devotionis
    Translated by the author from his original German. Colophon (leaf h10v): Explicit Horologium deuotionis per me Johannem Landen Colonie infra sedecim domos [com]morantem. Signatures: a-g⁸ h¹⁰. With: Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274. Stimulus diuini amoris. [Antwerp, ca. 1505?] Hain-Copinger 2994 GW 4176 Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 193 Schramm. Bilderschmuck d. Frühdr., v. 8, p. 14, 27 and illus. LC copy from...
    • Contributor: Bertoldus - Landen, Johann - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Incunabula Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1498

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    Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi, sive Gratiarum actiones.
    De vita beneficijs saluatoris Ihesu Cristi deuotissime meditationes cū gratiarū actione
    Leaf [1a] (t.-p.): De vita beneficijs saluatoris Ihesu Cristi deuotissime meditationes cū gratiarū actione. With: Bonaventura, Saint, Cardinal. Spurious and doubtful works. Stimulus diuini amoris. [Antwerp, ca. 1505?] Rosenwald 195 Hain. Repertorium (with Copinger's supplement), *10991 (variations)=Hain, 7293 Polain. Cat. Belgique, 630 (pt. 2) (variation)
    • Contributor: Thomas - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1498

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    Tractatus de sp[irit]ualibus ascensionibus. Rosenwald 196 Goff G-178 BM 15th cent., I, p. 303 (IA.5142) Proctor 1481 IGI 1618 (III) Polain. Cat. Belgique, 630 (pt. 3) Bound with Bonaventura, Saint, Cardinal. Spurious and doubtful works. Stimulus diuini amoris. [Antwerp, ca. 1505?]. Vollbehr Proctor1481
    • Contributor: Zerbolt, Gerard - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1498

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    Missale secundū ordinem Carthusiensium. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 744
    • Contributor: Catholic Church - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

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    [Book of hours]. Ms. written and decorated in Touraine? At one time erroneously attributed to Geoffroy Tory. In Latin. Library of Congress. Medieval and Renaissance ms. bks., 52 Rosenwald 14 Rosenwald (1954) 10 Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss., p. 1656, no. 9 Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss. (suppl.), p. 124, no. 157 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web...
    • Contributor: Catholic Church - Tory, Geoffroy - Bure, Guillaume-François De - Beckford, William - Guyot De Villeneuve, François Gustave Adolphe - Hoe, Robert - Bishop, Cortlandt F. (Cortlandt Field) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1524

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    Die ghetiden vanden seuen bitscappen Onser Lieuer Vrouwen. Die seuē psalme Onser Lieuer Vrouwen mitter letanie ende Onser Lieuer Vrouwen souter mitten artikelen vanden leuen en̄ passie Ons Heren Ihesu Cristi mitten ... Signatures: a-m⁸n⁴. Illus. hand-colored. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1094 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy has bookplate of Peter Arkwright; also with annotation by Joannes Enschedé on final leaf: "1503. de gothiekse monnike Capitaale letteren zyn dezelfde, waarvan de matryzen nog heden (1769) in de Haarlemse lettergietery bevindelyk zyn." (Translation: 1503. The matrices...
    • Contributor: Catholic Church - Enschedé, Joannes - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1503

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    Heures a lusaige de Rōme tout au long sans rien requerir auecques plusieurs belles hystoires & figures de la pocalipce a la mode dytalie nouuellemēt imprimees. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 923
    • Contributor: Catholic Church - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

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    Confessionario breue, en lengua mexicana y castellana
    Confessionario breve
    "Acabose de imprimir este confessionario en xxvj de Henero Año de 1565."--Colophon. Title page in red and black. Large woodcut title vignette in red and black; woodcut Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1299 Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.) 174360 Sabin 49870
    • Contributor: Molina, Alonso De - Espinosa, Antonio De - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1565

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    Concilium zu Constanz. Leaf ccxlviia: Hie endet sich das Concilium Buch geschehen zu Constencz, darinn man vindet wie die Herren gaystlich vnnd weltlich eingeritten seind vn[d] mit wieuil Personen, auch ir Wappen gemalet vnd wie sy abgeschiden seynd, auch die Sachen die darinn geschehen seind ... Goff R-196 Hain-Copinger 5610 BM 15th cent., II, p. 350 (IB.5958) Rosenwald 97 LC copy has correction slip mounted over coats...
    • Contributor: Richental, Ulrich Von - Sorg, Anton - Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1483

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    Opus regale. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 938
    • Contributor: Vivaldus, Joannes Ludovicus - Le Roy, Guillaume - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1508

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    Discovrs et histoire veritable des navigations, peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Tvrqvie Originally published in Lyon, 1567, under title: Les quatre premiers livres des navigations et peregrinations orientales. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1207 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Nicolay, Nicolas De - Sneyd, Walter - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Pādishāhnāmah. Contains a biography of Shāhjahān from his birth through the first 10 years of his reign by Qazvīnī. This work is followed by the second and third parts of Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh's ʻAmāl-i Ṣāliḥ's history, starting with the 11th year of Shāhjahān's reign and including the wars of succession and his death. Cf, the similar composite manuscript ms. no. 566 in Bankipore, Bengal. Oriental...
    • Contributor: Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Abī Al-Ḥusayn Qazvīn - Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh - Muqīm, Muḥammad - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

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    Cosmographiae introductio : cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae principiis ad eam rem necessariis : insuper quattuor Americi Vespucij nauigationes : vniuersalis cosmographiae descriptio tam in solido q[uam] plano, eis etiam insertis quae ... Designed to accompany Waldseemüller's globe and wall map of the world, on which the New World is called America. "America" is suggested as name for the New World on sig. C1 recto and C3 verso. Originally published earlier in the same year. Signatures: A-B⁶ C-D⁴ ²A⁸ b-c⁴ d⁸ e-f⁴. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 934 Also available in digital form on the...
    • Contributor: Waldseemüller, Martin - Rodríguez, José María - Riviere & Son - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1507

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    Praeclara Ferdina[n]di Cortesii de noua maris oceani Hyspania narratio sacratissimo, ac inuictissimo Carolo Romanoru[m] Imperatori semper Augusto, Hyspaniaru[m] &c. Regi anno Domini M.D.XX. transmissa : in qua continentur plurima scitu, & admiratione ...
    Praeclara Ferdinandi Cortesii de nova maris oceani Hyspania narratio sacratissimo, ac invictissimo Carolo Romanorum Imperatori semper Augusto, Hyspaniarum &c. Regi anno Domini M.D.XX. transmissa
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Latin translation of Cortes' second Carta de relación to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Place of publication and publisher from colophon on recto of leaf XLIX; date in the colophon reads: anno D[om]ini M.D.XXIIII: quar. no. Mar. Signatures: a⁴ A-G⁶ H⁸ 2a-2b⁶ (H8 blank). Fol. VIII (1st sequence) misfoliated XI. Library of...
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán - Savorgnano, Pietro - Mendel, Bernardo - Anghiera, Pietro Martire D - Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) - Riviere & Son - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1524
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    Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra.
    Atlas | Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mvndi et fabricati figvra | Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura
    The first part, originally published in 1585, is composed of three fascicles, each with a special t. p.: Galliæ tabulę geographicæ ; Belgii Inferioris geographicæ tabulę ; Germaniae tabulę geographicæ. The second part, originally published in 1589, has special t. p.: Italiae, Sclavoniæ, et Graeciæ tabulę geographicę. The third part, under whose title the work is published, precedes the first and second parts. Left...
    • Contributor: Mercator, Gerhard - Mercator, Rumold - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1595

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    Luculentissima quaedā terrae totius descriptio: cū multis vtilissimis cosmographiæ iniciis. Nouaq, & q̄ ante fuit verior Europæ nostræ formatio. Signatures: a⁸, b⁶, A-B⁸, C-G⁴, H-K⁸, L⁶. Leaf 23 numbered 32. Errata slip inserted. "De America qvarta irbis par te cum aliis nouis insulis appositis (leaves 60-62) relate to America. "The author follows the suggestion made by Waldseemüller, in 1507, and calls this fourth part of the world America or Amerigen. Schöner's book is probably the second, after the various editions of the Cosmographiae...
    • Contributor: Schöner, Johann - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Early Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1515

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