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    Neutrality of Belgium. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Neutrality of Belgium is Number 29 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    Belgium. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Belgium is Number 26 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    Luxemburg and Limburg. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Luxemburg and Limburg is Number 27 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    Belgian Congo. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Belgian Congo is Number 99 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    Lorraine and Saar minefields. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Lorraine and Saar Minefields is Number 31 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920

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    The Chechia : A Screamingly Funny Journal by the First Zouave Regiment.
    Chéchia : journal boyautant du 1er Zouaves relié avec tout le front par fils barbelés
    La Chéchia is the trench journal published by the First Zouave Regiment of the French army during World War I. Trench journals were produced by and for soldiers and were known for their black humor, portrayal of life on the front lines, poems, drawings, and other features. The Zouaves were an elite military unit first formed in Algeria in 1830, and the journal took...
    • Contributor: Fiori, Henri - Clozier, René - Cabanne, Henri - Graffin, Marcel - Popinot, Léon Louis - Frippier, Raoul
    • Date: 1915
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    Swollen-headed William: Painful Stories and Funny Pictures after the German!. At the time of the First World War, the children's book Struwwelpeter (Shock-headed Peter) was a familiar nursery classic in both Germany and Britain. In this British wartime parody, the original cautionary tales of naughty children and their fates are all turned against Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. The "shock-headed Peter" of the title poem becomes "swollen-headed William," while "fidgety Phil," whose dinnertime antics knock...
    • Contributor: Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall) - Morrow, George
    • Date: 1914

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    Some Catholic and Mostly Learned Booklets.
    Opvscvla aliqvot vere catholica ac imprimis erudita
    Philosopher, educator, and psychologist Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540) was an early humanist, educational theorist, and Renaissance man. He was born in Valencia into a wealthy family of Jewish tradesmen. His family had been forced to convert to Catholicism so as to safeguard their lives and property and to avoid being expelled from Spain. They nonetheless continued to practice Judaism in a private synagogue in...
    • Contributor: Schöffer, Peter - Vives, Juan Luis
    • Date: 1521

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    Book of Hours. Philippe Pigouchet is one of the best-known Parisian printers of the later 15th and early 16th centuries. He produced numerous books between circa 1488 and 1515 and worked for various publishers, especially for Simon Vostre, who, apart from Antoine Vérard, was the most important publisher in Paris at that time. This fruitful cooperation produced, among other works, a number of richly illustrated books of...
    • Contributor: Master of Anne of Brittany - Pigouchet, Philippe
    • Date: 1500

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    Futurist Painting in Belgium.
    La Peinture futuriste en Belgique / La Pittura futurista nel Belgio
    La Peinture futuriste en Belgique / La Pittura futurista nel Belgio (Futurist painting in Belgium) by the Belgian critic Ray Nyst first appeared in this bilingual version in the magazine La Belgique artistique et littéraire (Artistic and literary Belgium). Nyst expresses a positive assessment of Futurist style, albeit with some reservations. The text is from a collection of Futurist documents held by the University...
    • Contributor: Nyst, Ray
    • Date: 1912

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    The War. Documents from the Photographic Division of the Army, Fascicle XII: From the Yser to the North Sea.
    La guerre : Documents de la Section photographique de l'Armée, fascicule XII
    In 1916, the Photographic Division of the Army in the French Ministry of War published collections of photographs documenting all aspects of French involvement in World War I. The collections were grouped by theme and published in 20 separate installments, or fascicles. These fascicles in turn were published in two larger volumes. Each fascicle opens with a brief introduction in French. The photographs are...
    • Contributor: France. Ministry of War. Photographic Section of the Army - Ardouin-Dumazet, Victor-Eugène
    • Date: 1916

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    Flemish Psalter.
    Psautier flamand
    This Flemish Psalter from the library of the Irish College in Paris was made in Bruges (present-day Belgium) around 1500. The manuscript is written in Latin on vellum, and it has a 19th-century binding. Psalters are religious books, especially popular in the Middle Ages, containing the psalms (poems that are sung) from the Bible, often with other devotional texts. Richly decorated, the Psalter includes...
    • Date: 1500

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    Hours of Notre Dame.
    Heures de Notre-Dame
    Books of hours are collections of prayers used for private devotion. They were the most common illuminated works of the Middle Ages. Heures de Notre-Dame (The book of hours of Notre Dame) was made in Bruges (present-day Belgium) around 1470. The manuscript, written in Latin and on vellum, is most likely the work of William Wyelant or his studio. Wyelant, also known by the...
    • Contributor: Vrelant, Guillaume, 1481
    • Date: 1470

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    Locarno Treaties: Treaty between Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Italy.
    Traités de Locarno: Traité entre l'Allemagne, la Belgique, la France, la Grande-Bretagne, et l'Italie, fait à Locarno, le 16 octobre 1925
    The document presented here is the archival copy of the treaty concluded by the governments of Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, and Italy in the city of Locarno, Switzerland, on October 16, 1925. The final page contains the diplomatic seals and the signatures of the representatives of the five signatory powers, who included Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemann of Germany, Foreign Minister Aristide Briand of...
    • Contributor: Belgium - Italy - Great Britain - Germany - France
    • Date: 1925

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    General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, 1563--67. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1563

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    The Royal Bible. Missal. Accounts of the King of Spain, 1568--1578. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1568

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Jan Moretus I, 1572--1581. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1572

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Christopher Plantin and Jan Moretus I, 1579--1590. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantin, Christophe - Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1591

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Jan Moretus I, 1591--1602. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1591

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Balthasar Moretus I, 1598--1607. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Balthasar
    • Date: 1598

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, 1597--1617. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan II - Moretus, Balthasar - Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1597

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    General Ledger, 1590--1599. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1590

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    General Ledger, Signed D., 1590--1614. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1590

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    General Ledger, 1600--1608. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West. Shown here...
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1600

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    The Flower of Nature.
    Der naturen bloeme
    Jacob van Maerlant (circa 1235-1300) was arguably the most important Dutch poet of the 13th century. He produced a verse translation of the Bible (the Rijmbijbel) and an adaptation, Spiegel historiael, of the Speculum historiale by Vincent of Beauvais (died 1264), a history of the world to the year 1250. The manuscript shown here, Der naturen bloeme (The flower of nature), is an adaptation...
    • Contributor: Thomas, De Cantimpré, Approximately 1200-Approximately 1270 - Gheraert, Broeder, Flourished - Maerlant, Jacob Van
    • Date: 1340

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