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    Kharīdat al-ʻajāyib wa-tuḥfat al-gharāyib.
    خريدة العجايب وتحفة الغرايب. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Popular but unscientific account of geography and natural history; sometimes attributed to Zayn al-Din ʻUmar ibn al-Muẓaffar Ibn al-Wardī, died 1349.
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Wardī, Sirāj Al-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ʻumar - Ibn Al-Wardī, Zayn Al-Dīn ʻumar Ibn Al-Muẓaffar
    • Date: 15??
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    Trevisan manuscript. Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].
    storia delle navig. del colo. | storia delle navigazioni del colombo, or colocut
    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), ...
    • Date: 1503

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    al-Mujallad al-awwal min Tafsīr Abī al-Saʻūd.
    المجلد الاول من تفسير ابي السعود. | Tafsīr Abī al-Saʻūd Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Commentary on the Qurʾan.
    • Contributor: Abū Al-Saʻūd Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1592
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    L'Istitutioni Harmoniche Government Publication. Manuscripts. In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Date: 1562

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    Betrachtungen des leidens Christi
    leiden 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 ...
    • Date: 1518

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    Kitāb matn al-Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb /
    كتاب متن اللمع في علم الحساب / | Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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
    • Date: 15??
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    Kitāb al-Uss fī al-ʻamal bi-al-sayf wa-al-turs. Wa-yalīhi Kitāb al-kifayah fī ʻilm al-rimāyah
    كتاب الأس في العمل بالسيف والترس. ويليه كتاب الكفاية في علم الرماية / | Ass fī al-ʻamal bi-al-sayf wa-al-tars Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Two poems, the first on swordsmanship and the second on archery.
    • Contributor: Ḥamawī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1591
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    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
    • Date: 1578
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    Betrachtungen des Leidens Christi und Gebete für Klosterfrauen.
    Leiden Christi Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 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 ...
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1518
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    Genji monogatari.
    源氏物語. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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
    • Date: 1537
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    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
    • Date: 1542
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    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn /
    كتاب قرة العين في تسيير النيرين / | Qurrat al-ʻayn bi-tasyīr al-nayyirayn Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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
    • Date: 1525
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    Durrat al-tāj.
    درة التاج. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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
    • Date: 1500
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    [Unnamed Sufi treatise] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Untitled Sufi text on meditation containing both poetry and prose.
    • Date: 1520
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    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 ...
    • Date: 15??

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    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
    • Date: 1526

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    Risālah laṭīfah fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān /
    رسالة لطيفة في رسم المنحرفات على الحيطان / | Jadāwil fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān bi-ṭarīq ḥasan lam asbaq ilayh Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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
    • Date: 15??
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    Missale Romanum, 1574 Government Publication. Manuscripts. Published by Iacobus Kerver, 21 Aug. 1574. The volume is printed in several sections, some paginated with roman numerals, others unnumbered. Bound in black leather
    • Contributor: Kerver, Iacobus (Jacques) (Publisher)
    • Date: 1574

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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
    • Date: 1539
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    Albert Schatz collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Contains 12,238 libretti; the manuscript portion includes Handkatalog (composer index of the libretti compiled by A. Schatz), Operngeschichte Statistik (a chronology of opera performances from 1541 to 1900 with sub-indexes for titles, librettists, singers, roles, and composers), studies of individual composers, studies of operatic repertoires in individual cities, miscellaneous selections from A. Schatz's correspondence, personal papers, clippings, playbills, and a draft of a chronological ...
    • Contributor: Schatz, Albert
    • Date: 1541
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    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...
    • Date: 1581

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    Schönbartbuch. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 ...
    • Date: 15??
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    al-Dustūr /
    الدستور / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, preparation and use of medicines.
    • Contributor: Najīb Al-Dīn Al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1514