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    [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen / compiled by Hans christian Andersen and A.L. Drewsen.]

    An original scrapbook of colored illustrations made by H.C. Andersen and his friend A.L. Drewsen for the grandson of the latter, Jonas Drewsen. The pictures were taken from American, English, and German papers, and from books and periodicals, and were mounted and colored. H.C. Andersen contributed poems and rhymes for 19 of the pictures. A transcription in manuscript of the poems, signed by Flemming ...

    • Date: 1862

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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    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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    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Date: 1830

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    De re militari.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Manuscript on paper. Signatures (with catchwords at end of each): [4] leaves (on vellum) [a¹⁰], b¹⁰⁺³ (first and last leaves on vellum), c-f¹⁰, g¹⁰⁺², h-p¹⁰, q¹⁰⁺² (second and eleventh leaves on vellum), r-t¹⁰, v⁸. Semi-Gothic script with marginal corrections in roman. Headings in red. Sepia drawings. The colored drawing of a youth ...

    • Contributor: Valturio, Roberto
    • Date: 14??

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    William Perry sea journals, 1797

    Journals of two voyages, the first with caption: Journal of a voyage in the ship Jamaica, William Sherry, from Montego Bay bound to London (18 July-15 Oct. 1797). The second with caption: Journal of a voyage from Jamaica to England in the Minerva, Rob Hardy, Mast. of Bristol. First journal includes 7 sketches of coastlines, three colored tables of signals, three lists of signals, ...

    • Contributor: Perry, William
    • Date: 1797

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    Betrachtungen des leidens 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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    Biblia latina. [England? 13th cent.] [563] l. 19 cm.

    Manuscript on vellum. Gothic script. In margins, chapter headings and numbers in blue with red decoration. Illuminated and historiated initials, many spreading out in the margins. Two fly leaves at beginning contain: Ordinacō Biblie p libros, and contents notes in later hands; leaf [563] and following fly leaf also contain notes in later hand. Some marginal notes. Rosenwald 2 Provenance: A. Brölemann (with his ...

    • Date: 1200
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    [Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics].

    Manuscript on paper. Leaves 4-81 so numbered. Mainly pen and ink diagrs. and drawings, some painted with water colors. The text accompanying part of the illus. is in Italian, a few pages are in Spanish. Francesco Tensini, whose work La fortificatione was first published in 1624, is quoted on leaves 29 and [102]. Rosenwald 1363 Also available in digital form on the Library of ...

    • Date: 1600

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    [Copyright registration application from claimant L. Frank Baum for The wonderful wizard of Oz and The Navy alphabet].

    Holograph letter, signed by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) dated July 28, 1900 to the Librarian of Congress requesting Copyright registration for two titles: The wonderful wizard of Oz (claiming rights for Baum as author and W.W. Denslow as illustrator), and The Navy alphabet (claiming rights for Baum as author and proprietor). Original letter accompanied by two title page deposits, and check for $2.20; the ...

    • Date: 1900

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    Slave code for the District of Columbia, 1860.

    Ms. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

    • Contributor: District of Columbia
    • Date: 1860

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    Suwar al

    Text is an excellent authority on Arabic names for the stars and constellations; includes depictions of celestial constellations. Persian note before beginning of text claims that this book written in 820 H [1417], but the note probably dates from the 18th century when the book was rebound.

    • Contributor: Ṣūfī, ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻumar
    • Date: 1417

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    [Portraits engr. by William Blake and J. Chapman].

    Rosenwald 1839 Plate 1 (Edmund Pitts, Esq.) also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1790
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    Theatre de Voltaire; dessins par Gravelot

    Title lettered on case. 45 mounted pencil and pen sketches for the illustrations to the Collection complète des oevres de Voltaire, Genève, Cramer, 1768-96. Rosenwald 1604 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Provenance: Marquis de Fourquevaulx, Emmanuel Bocher, Louis Orly-Roederer. Should be recat at some point as type K

    • Contributor: Gravelot, Hubert François
    • Date: 1760

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    Mertvyia Dushi

    Consists of the manuscript of a part of chapter 3 of the second part of Gogol's Dead Souls, including 13 original unpublished drawings, laid loose in a clamshell box. Ms. text is in ink; drawings and captions, ruled borders and decorative initial in pencil. Rosenwald 2059 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

    • Contributor: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
    • Date: 1855

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    [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical drawings].

    Manuscript on vellum. Gothic script in black and red. Pen-and-ink drawings, some slightly colored, with explanatory text in German or Latin. Subject matter and form of presentation is similar to that in 15th century woodcuts and block books. Label on cover: Die Kunst Ciromantia von Doktor Hartlieb ...1448, does not refer to this manuscript. For date and interpretation of the manuscript see the letter ...

    • Date: 1410

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    De musica

    Book. manuscript | 32 [i.e. 64] p. : vellum, diagrams (some col.), music ; 20 cm. | Ioan Cotton. (Statement Of Responsibility). Ms. RISM B III, v. 4, p. 188-190. (Citation/Reference). Notes 0027-4380 v. 8, no. 4, Sept. 1951 p. 650-659. (Citation/Reference). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Purchased ca. 1830 from M. Lemmens ...

    • Contributor: Johannes (afflighemensis) - Johannes
    • Date: 11??

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    Benedictine rule for nuns. A Middle English version of the Gospel of Nicodemus. An anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed.

    Written in England on parchment. Three works bound together. Benedictine rule for nuns (leaves 1r-36r), a Middle English verison of the Gospel of Nicodemus (leaves 37v-63v), and an anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed (leaves 64r-78r). Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss. (suppl.), Ms. 76, Faye and Bond 4

    • Date: 1400

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    Archival Manuscript Material

    Manuscript t.p., followed by two leaves of ms. index, inserted. The proofs of nine plates on eight leaves, are inlaid. Rosenwald 1800 Keynes, G.L. Bibliography of W. Blake (New York, 1921) no. 38 (manuscript index referred to on p. 116 and 126) Keynes & Wolf, William Blake's illuminated books see footnote on p. 63 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Blake, William
    • Date: 1790

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    Letter to W. von Zuccalmaglio by Mendelssohn with three lines notes written to [Frl. Wieck] and signed by R. Schumann, 1839 Dec. 4

    An autograph letter of Mendelssohn to Zuccalmaglio (researcher, poet, musician, and critic) with Robert Schumann. Manuscript | 1 item. | The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress. Composer. Manuscript (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
    • Date: 1839

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    Frédéric Chopin autograph letter to Julian Fontana, 1839 Oct. 4

    An autograph letter of Frédéric Chopin, written to Julian Fontana. English translation to be found in Voynich's translation of Opieński's collection of Chopin's letters, p. 211. manuscript | 1 item. | The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Music Division, Library of Congress. In ink, signed "Twój fr." On writing paper monogrammed G.S. (George Sand). Written from ...

    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric
    • Date: 1839

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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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    King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword and herald.

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1566

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    Gewandhaus Interior

    Print. Fronticpiece to "Wheat Autograph Album" (General).

    • Contributor: Wheat, Leo P.
    • Date: 18??
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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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    The alterations in the accompaniments of the Concerto in d

    manuscript score | 5 p., bound : music, port. ; 33 cm. | Holograph, in ink. Title from caption. At foot of p. 1: Mendelssohn's handwriting (alterations in his Concerto published by J.A. Novello)--Sabilla Novello. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1837

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