• Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Shizuka.
    靜. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Cover title. With no borders, text chiefly in 12 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) LC set soiled and worn a little; well repaired. Report of the Librarian of Congress ... 1933: p. 133 (Shizuka; Nara ...
    • Date: 15??
  • Book
    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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    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
  • Book
    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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    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??
  • Book
    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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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    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
  • Collection
    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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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3 In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not ...
    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Date: 1572

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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??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Document (legal)
    • Contributor: Vincenzo, Diedo, Patriarch of Venice - Zarlino, Gioseffo [gioseffe]
    • Date: 1559-00-00
  • Collection
    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond 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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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531
  • Book
    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
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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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    George Washington Papers The papers of army officer and first U.S. president George Washington (1732-1799) held in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress constitute the largest collection of original Washington papers in the world. They consist of approximately 65,000 items accumulated by Washington between 1745 and 1799, including correspondence, diaries, and financial and military records. The collection documents Washington’s childhood education, his first career as ...
    • Contributor: Washington, George

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1578
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    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
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1504
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    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
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    [Unnamed Sufi treatise] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Untitled Sufi text on meditation containing both poetry and prose.
    • Date: 1520
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1504
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531