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    Hādhā kitāb fatḥ al-tadāwī min jamīʻ al-amrāḍ wa-al-shakāwī /

    The text is a complete treatise on hygiene and diet and the art of preserving good health. It describes the nourishment of the parts of the human body as well as medical drugs. The text consists of six synoptic tables, each of which is divided into 16 parts. Fol. 1a-17b contain the introduction; fol. 18a-21a are blank. The rest of the book consists of ...

    • Contributor: Maghribī, Abū Saʻīd Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 17??
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    John Tyler Papers

    The John Tyler Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 1,400 items dating from 1691 to 1918, most of which fall between 1757 and 1918. The collection is made up primarily of correspondence, including letters and copies of letters to or from Tyler (1790-1862), a governor and U.S. representative and senator from Virginia, who served ...

    • Date: 1691

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    Kitāb rafʻ al-ḥijāb ʻan wujūh aʻmāl al-ḥisāb : al-mulakhkhaṣa...

    Ms. is a commentary in two parts on the author's treatise on mathematics (Talkhīṣ aʻmāl al-ḥisāb).

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Bannāʼ, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb nukhab al-dhakhāyir fī aḥwāl al-jawāhir /

    Title page has 5 verses on jewels.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Akfānī, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 17??
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    Bahāʼīyah fī al-ḥisāb.

    Text is a well-known manual on arithmetic.

    • Contributor: ʻāmilī, Bahāʼ Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥusayn
    • Date: 17??
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Be...

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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    Ḥāshīyat al-Ḥifnī ʻalá al-Yāsamīnīyah.

    Commentary on Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah fī sharḥ al-Yāsamīnīyah by Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Sibṭ al-Māridīni, which itself is an exposition of al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj Ibn al-Yāsamīn. The colophon (fol. 14b) says that the author finished composing the work on 14 Shaʻbān 1167 H [6 June 1754].

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Date: 17??
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    Black history collection, 1700-2008

    Letters, court records, legal documents, slave deeds, financial records, speeches and writings, family and genealogical papers, military records, birth records, inventories, wills, ships' papers, a commonplace book, poll tax receipts, broadsides, postcards, marriage certificates, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other material pertaining to African Americans.

    • Date: 1700
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    Bhāgavatapurāṇa.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Palm-leaf manuscript from Orissa; illustrations on every page; wooden covers highlighted in red with single threaded hole in middle; encased in box (10 x 49 x 29 cm). In Sanskrit (in Oriya script). digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16

    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb mafātīḥ al-raḥmah wa-asrār al-ḥikmah.

    The ms. is in two parts. Part I, or Introduction by Ṭughrāʼī, and Part II, "From keys of wisdom" is by the Egyptian chemist Zosimos, translated into Arabic by al-Ṭughrāʼī. Part I is written in the form of lectures and is divided into 5 chapters: The science and its materials; Mixing and its way; Fire and its nature; Balances (of properties); Metals and plants ...

    • Contributor: Ṭughrāʼī, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb sharḥ al-Lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb /

    The text is a commentary on al-Lumaʻ al-yasīrah fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Hāʼim. According to the colophon, the author stated that he finished writing the commentary on 27 Ramaḍān 873 [10 April 1469] in Abū Tīj in al-Ṣa'īd, [Egypt].

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 17??
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    Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827

    The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include ...

    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas

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    Hādhā Bughyat al-ṭullāb ʻalá Munyat al-ḥussāb /

    Poem written in rajaz meter. Marginal notes indicate that the manuscript was compared with another copy of the same text.

    • Contributor: Ibn Ghāzī, Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 17??
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    Munājāt.

    Munājāt (Supplication) of ʻAli ibn Abī Ṭālib.

    • Contributor: ʻalī Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 17??
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    Hōmyō dōji.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines, on some paper with design patterns in blue and gold. Original covers (retained) have floral designs and clouds (or mists) painted in gold on bluish-black background, with title piece in red; also lined with gold paper. Exact size of the book: 29.8 ...

    • Date: 17??
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    Sharḥ al-ʻallāmah Aḥmad ibn Qāsim al-Ghazzī al-Shāfiʻī ʻalá a...

    Manuscript consists of an introduction, 2 chapters, and an epilogue. The text is a commentary on Ibn al-Hāʼim's book Nuzhat al-nuẓẓār, which itself represents the author's abridgement of his work Murshidat al-tālib illá asnaʼ al-maṭālib.

    • Contributor: Ghazzī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Date: 17??
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    [Ivory hornbook].

    Title from spine of case. An eighteenth-century English hornbook with the alphabet in upper (recto) and lowercases (verso) inscribed on ivory. Repairs made to broken handle. Housed in a lined case (16 x 11 cm.) Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift of Leonard Kebler, 1959.

    • Date: 17??
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    al-Insān fī al-ṭibb.

    Text is a treatise on the human body and how to maintain good health. It explains that the body is composed of chemical elements, and deals with medication, nutrition, and diseases of various parts of the body.

    • Date: 17??
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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 ...

    • Date: 1581

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    Sharḥ ʻalá Tashrīḥ al-aflāk lil-ʻĀmilī.

    Text consists of extracts from and commentary on Tashrīḥ al-aflāk by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al-ʻĀmilī. Fol. 65b contains a list of book titles and a short story (scratched out) dated 1232 H [1816 or 17] and written in a second hand.

    • Date: 17??