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  • Book/Printed Material
    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. 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 LAC ecr 2018-10-16 update (2 cards)
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Descartes, René - 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 LAC ecr 2018-10-16 no edits (2 cards) LC Review of LAC Completed/Not Approved 2018-10-24 LC Review of...
    • Contributor: Courcelles, Etienne De - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Descartes, René - 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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  • Book/Printed Material
    De Bibel int corte ghetranslateert. Wten laine ende walsche metten figueren. Signatures : a⁶, b⁴, c-d⁶, e⁴, f-g⁶, h⁴, i-k⁶, l⁴, m-n⁶, o⁴, p⁶, q⁴, r-s⁶, t⁴, v-x⁶, y⁴, z⁶, [es]⁶, [us]⁴, A-B⁶, C⁴, D⁶, E-F⁴. A paraphrase of portions of the Old Testament. Illus. hand-colored. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1133 LAC brd 2018-11-28 update (2 cards)
    • Contributor: Grave, Claes De - 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. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 967 LC copy's title page of volume 1 repaired, illustrations and part of text on verso supplied in facsimile. LC copy: Bookplate of...
    • Contributor: Verard, Antoine - Rély, Jean De - Petrus - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Moulins, Guyart Des - 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. | Evangelivm sanctvm Domini Nostri Iesu Christi conscriptvm a qvatvor Evangelistis sanctis idest : Matthaeo, Marco, Lvca, et Iohanne | Evangelium sanctum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi conscriptum a quatuor Evangelistis sanctis idest : Matthaeo, Marco, Luca, et Johanne
    This is the first edition of the Gospels printed in Arabic. It was printed at the Typographia Medicea, a printing house established in Rome by Ferdinando de Medici at the request of Pope Gregory XIII for the purpose of spreading Christianity by printing biblical texts and liturgical books in oriental languages. The Typographia Medicea commissioned fonts of oriental type from some of the most...
    • Contributor: Tempesta, Antonio - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Tipografia Medicea Orientale - Raimondi, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1591

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    La vida y excellẽcias & milagros dela Sacratissima Virgen Maria Nr̃a Señora. LC copy has bookplate of C.W. Dyson-Perrins. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1284 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Translated from the Catalan by Juan de Molina. LAC ael 2019-01-11 update (1 card) LAC rwp 2019-01-17 review LC Review of LAC Completed/Approved 2019-01-23
    • Contributor: Molina, Juan De - Egúia, Michaelis De - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Pérez, Miquel
    • 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: Landen, Johann - Bertoldus - Berthold - Incunabula Collection (Library of Congress) - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald 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.
    Missale secundum ordinem Carhusiensium.
    Colophon : Impressum in Monasterio Cathusie Ferrarie, diligenter emendatum per monachos eiusde[m] domus ... M.ccccciij. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 744 Book-plate of C. W. Dyson Perrins. LAC brd 2019-01-24 update (1 card) Rosenwald bibliography lists call number as: BX2015.A3C34
    • Contributor: Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Catholic Church
    • Date: 1503

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    [Book of hours]. This superb French Book of Hours, written in a fine roman script on 113 leaves of pure white vellum, has been attributed to the French miniaturist, calligrapher, and printer, Geoffroy Tory. The manuscript contains sixteen full page miniatures, twenty-six small miniatures of the evangelists and saints, and sixteen illuminated borders. The date 1524 appears in a shield located in the gold border surrounding one...
    • Contributor: Guyot De Villeneuve, François Gustave Adolphe - Bure, Guillaume-François De - Bishop, Cortlandt F. (Cortlandt Field) - Tory, Geoffroy - Beckford, William - Hoe, Robert - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Catholic Church
    • 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: Enschedé, Joannes - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Catholic Church
    • Date: 1503

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    Heures a lusaige de Ro[m]me tout au long sans rien requerir auecques plusieurs belles hystoires & figures de la pocalipce a la mode dytalie nouuelleme[n]t imprimees. Signatures : [A]-N⁸. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 923 LC copy on vellum. Initials and paragraph-marks supplied in gold on red or blue. Ornament painted beneath "Ad laudes" caption on p. [51] includes a cock (?) and green plant-form on gold shield.
    • Contributor: Hardouyn, Gilles - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Catholic Church - Hardouyn, Germain - Anabat, Guillaume
    • Date: 1505

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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 LAC brd 2019-01-29 no edits (1 card)
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Molina, Alonso De - Espinosa, Antonio De
    • Date: 1565

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    Ein Allerhailsamste warnung vor der falschenn lieb diser werlt.
    Warnung vor der falschen Liebe dieser Welt
    Imprint from ISTC. A German version of Bernardinus Senensis: Speculum peccatorum de contemptu mundi (ISTC.) GW lists it anonymously. Signatures: [1]¹². Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, W-8 Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 16150* Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, M42933 Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, volume 2, page 464 (IA. 8016) Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, iw00008000 Library of Congress....
    • Contributor: Bernardino - Wagner, Peter - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1489

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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: Sorg, Anton - Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Richental, Ulrich Von
    • Date: 1483

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    Opus regale. Woodcuts attributed to Guillaume Le Roy. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 938 With: Joannes Carthusiensis. Nosce te. [Heidelberg, after July 1489] Copy 2. Bound together subsequent to publication.
    • Contributor: Le Roy, Guillaume - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico - Gueynard, Etienne - Vivaldus, Joannes Ludovicus
    • Date: 1508

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    Discovrs et histoire veritable des navigations, peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Tvrqvie
    Discours et histoire veritable des navigations, peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Turqvie
    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. LAC brd 2019-04-05 update (2 cards) Copy 1 holdings record lists Rosenwald information, not call number. LAC brd 2019-04-05
    • Contributor: Nicolay, Nicolas De - Sneyd, Walter - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Perrins, Charles William Dyson
    • Date: 1586

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Pādishāhnāmah.
    پادشاهنامه.
    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: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh - Muqīm, Muḥammad - Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Abī Al-Ḥusayn Qazvīnī
    • Date: 1650

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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 Sabin 101019 Thacher, II, p. 53 (Americana)...
    • Contributor: Riviere & Son - Waldseemüller, Martin - Rodríguez, José María - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Lud, Gauthier - John Boyd Thacher 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: Riviere & Son - Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) - Mendel, Bernardo - Savorgnano, Pietro - Anghiera, Pietro Martire D - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1524
  • Map
    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: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Mercator, Rumold - Mercator, Gerhard
    • Date: 1595