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    [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical d...

    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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    Speculum regum.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 0008 Manuscript, on paper, 2 columns, rubricated. Leaves 1-12 misbound between leaves 25 and 26. Begins (leaf [1a]): Speculu[m] r[e]gu[m] co[m]pos[i]tu[m] p[er] Gotfridu[m] Viterbien[sem]; ends (leaf [16b]): Hic a Papa Hono[r]io in Basilica S[an]cti Petri coronat[us]. Et sic e[st] finis hui[us] op[er]is n[unc] laus Deo et o[mn]ib[us] s[an]ctis. Followed by the ...

    • Contributor: Godefridus
    • Date: 1478

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    [Taḥrīr al-majisti].

    Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's 13th-century recension of Ptolemy's Almagest with the early 14th-century commentary of the Iranian scholar and astronomer Niẓām al-Dīn al-Nīsābūrī.

    • Contributor: Ṭūsī, Naṣīr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad - Nīsābūrī, Niẓām Al-Dīn Al-Ḥasan Ibn Muḥammad - Ibn Al-Ḥusayn, Muḥammad Al-Ḥasan
    • Date: 1411
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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): [a-s¹⁰, t²⁺]. Humanistic script. Illuminated initials; headings in red; sepia drawings colored in part. Leaves [106]-[107] and a few leaves at end wanting. Leaf [Ia]: ELENCHVS ET INDEX RER[um] militarium; leaf [4a]: Ad MAGNANIMVM ET ILLVSTREM HEROA SIGISMVNDVM PANDVLFVM MALATESTAM ... ROBERTI ...

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

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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): [a-s¹⁰, t²⁺]. Humanistic script. Illuminated initials; headings in red; sepia drawings colored in part. Leaves [106]-[107] and a few leaves at end wanting. Leaf [Ia]: ELENCHVS ET INDEX RER[um] militarium; leaf [4a]: Ad MAGNANIMVM ET ILLVSTREM HEROA SIGISMVNDVM PANDVLFVM MALATESTAM ... ROBERTI ...

    • Contributor: Valturio, Roberto
    • Date: 14??
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    [Encyclopedic manuscript containing allegorical and medical d...

    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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    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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    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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    Kunnāsh al-Manṣūrī

    Text is a well-known medical encyclopedia in 10 chapters, covering diseases of various organs and their treatment as well as a description of anatomy and physiology.

    • Contributor: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīy
    • Date: 14??
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    [Verin Noravankʻ Gospels]

    Ms. In Armenian. Purchased of: Asia Minor Books. [Verin Noravankʻ (Monastery : Armenia)] Paper: rag paper made on a reed mold; chain and laid lines not visible; rag paper sized with starch and polished. Ink: black ink probably a mixed ink (carbon black and iron-gall inks); orange ink and pink inks may be red lead and cochineal, respectively Text in 2 columns; 21 lines ...

    • Date: 1487
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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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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights...

    Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress

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    Benedictine rule for nuns. A Middle English version of the G...

    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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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights...

    Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress

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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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    World Calendar Association records, 1450-2001

    Founded in 1930 to promote calendar reform; in 1955 the association moved its headquarters from New York to Ottawa, Ontario, and became the International World Calendar Association. Correspondence, speeches, reports, articles, manuscripts and galley proofs of material appearing in the Journal of Calendar Reform, publicity material, scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs relating to the organization.

    • Contributor: World Calendar Association
    • Date: 1450
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    Speculum regum. Partial text and commentary.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 0008 Manuscript, on paper, 2 columns, rubricated. Leaves 1-12 misbound between leaves 25 and 26. Begins (leaf [1a]): Speculu[m] r[e]gu[m] co[m]pos[i]tu[m] p[er] Gotfridu[m] Viterbien[sem]; ends (leaf [16b]): Hic a Papa Hono[r]io in Basilica S[an]cti Petri coronat[us]. Et sic e[st] finis hui[us] op[er]is n[unc] laus Deo et o[mn]ib[us] s[an]ctis. Followed by the ...

    • Contributor: Godefridus - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1478
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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights...

    Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress

    • Date: 1478
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    [Collection of contemporary Latin manuscripts]

    Beginning on the verso of leaf i8 of the preceding printed work (LCCN 2007567144) are a series of mss. in various hands and differing inks. The hands are primarily cursive; the inks are black, (faded to?) brown, and red. The texts include an alphabetical listing of materials in the the Carmelites's Constitutions, 1499, with definitions and textual citations; adaptations of various statutes; ordinances following ...

    • Date: 1418
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    Rekirin mondōshū.

    Text in Kanbun, with reading marks. Caption title. With no berders, text in 11 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 8, p. 143 (Rekirin mondōshū, 2-kan 2-satsu; variant: Rekirin mondō; auth. Kamo Akikata, Ōei 21 [1414]). LC copy has some additions and deletions in red. LC copy extensively wormed, with loss of text. LC copy has "台嶺寳幢千葉文庫" "遠賀文庫" "高井氏印" ...

    • Contributor: Kamo, Akikata
    • Date: 1414
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    Sanmaya kai.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanji, with some readings and reading marks. Title from title piece mounted on scroll. Notes written on verso of scroll. Asakawa collection (Sep 6 1907 stamped) First postscript by 亮性, "觀應三 [1352] ... 書寫"; 2nd by 堯仁, dated 應永七 [1400]; "惠宅[?]" "釋亮雄印" stamped after all postscripts. Bussho kaisetsu daijiten v. 4, p. 120- (3 entries under 三摩耶戒 = Sanmaya kai, none ...

    • Date: 1400
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    Jiao wai bie zhuan : san juan /

    Ms. In case. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 明鈔本 三冊一函 無版匡 文字部分高22.3寬11.9公分. 七行二十三字. Seven lines, with twenty-three characters per line. 原題:「楚古亭鐵鞵子天佐撰」,不詳其人姓氏,亦不詳年代。自序云:「三教之說,皆可傳于紙上,獨心法不與焉。非不傳也,書不盡言,言不盡意,必得其人,而後密相授付,此之謂教外別傳。」所謂心法,即道教中陽變陰合之說,大約是明人作品,卷末無名氏跋謂為元人抄本,誤矣。卷內有:「虞山張蓉鏡芙川信印」,「蓉鏡珍藏」等印記。茲錄卷末題跋於後,或蓉鏡筆也。康熙癸已仲秋望後三日古吳顧玉田得於武陵華氏之味蘭軒時微雨初過執管灑然此元人抄本之不可多得者秘列神仙家不可求非有天福根基者萬不能遇也。且書法古澹更非近時人所能及寶之寶之.

    • Contributor: Tiexizitianzuo - Chinese Rare Book Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1400
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    [Iter ad Terram Sanctam],

    Manuscript copy of his account of his trip to the Holy Land. Note on the rear pastedown reads "lacks last 2 chapters (CXXVII + CXXVIII) as given in the undated edition of Leeu (H[ain] 10309)" (LCCN 46031445), possibly written by Sotheby's cataloger. Bound in a volume with other manuscripts and an incunabulum, with an inscription on front pastedown: Liber Fratrum Sancte crucis in Ruremunda ...

    • Contributor: Ludolf
    • Date: 14??
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    Reishin sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with some reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not listed in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 靈 and 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current characters.

    • Date: 14??
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    Shinka sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with readings and reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not found in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten, Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Google search, etc. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current character.

    • Date: 14??
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    Portolano.

    Ms. Title from spine of modern binding. Caption on p. [1] reads: Al nome sia de dio e dela [ver]gene maria 1499 ad primo auosto / chomposto p[er] me nic[ol]o Stolfo. Written in the Venetian dialect in a mercantile cursive hand. Although the author indicates in his caption that he composed the work in 1499, his concluding text on p. [175] relates to Aug. ...

    • Contributor: Stolfo, Nicolo
    • Date: 1499
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    Larbre des batailles : autreme[n]t dit Larbre de douleur.

    Ms. Title from explicit. Prefatory text (leaf 1a) begins: Ce liure est deuise en quatre parties ... Text of the work begins (leaf 7a): La saincte couronne de france, en laquelle aujourd'huy ... Differs from other mss. in having only 17 chapters in book 2 and 137 in book 4; numerous variant readings. One large col. ill. on leaf 7a; coat of arms on ...

    • Contributor: Bonet, Honoré
    • Date: 1400
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    [Lectura super usibus feudorum /

    The first text is a commentary on 12th-century Langobardian feudal law. It was circulated in Pavia in 1393 on behalf of Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402), Duke of Milan, who wished to unite northern Italy and revive the Langobard kingdom. Ubaldi was a teacher and practitioner of law in northern and central Italy before becoming court jurist for Visconti. Mss. of the text are found ...

    • Contributor: Ubaldi, Baldo Degli
    • Date: 1436
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    Kin Basen-ō hisho : 1-kan.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Translated from Chinese. Cover title. With no borders, text in 10 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (karitoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. 1053 LC copy has "參謀本部文庫" stamped. DLC Nihon heihōshi, v. 1, p. 25-29 (兵法秘術一卷書; 正和 3 [1314] copy has 均馬仙翁・千牛將軍張良 ...; [by] 黃石公 (均馬仙翁)?; [by] 匡房和撰?). First postscript dated ...

    • Date: 1485
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    [Informaciones ad omne genus hominum],

    Manuscript describing various types and stations of persons in society and their roles. Bound in a volume with other manuscripts and an incunabulum, with an inscription on front pastedown: Liber Fratrum Sancte crucis in Ruremunda ad sanctum Corneli[um].

    • Date: 14??
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    Liber legu[m] et co[n]suetudinu[m] Imperij Romanie, app[ro]ba...

    Ms. In Venetian dialect of Italian; authorization by Venetian Republic in Latin. Title from caption on prelim. leaf 1b. The primary text begins (leaf 1a): Questo si he lo libro dele vxance delo Imperio de Romania ... Spine title: Uxanze de lo Imperio dè Romania. The text on leaves 1a-46a is a version, with a prologue and 219 chapters, of a code known as ...

    • Contributor: Negropont (venetian Colony)
    • Date: 1453
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    [L'informacion des roys et des princes] : Liure quart.

    Ms. Sixteen leaves (in portfolio) detached from a de luxe ms. copy of what is thought to be the mid-14th cent. translation by Jean Golein of De informatione principum, a work in four books by an anonymous Dominican. The fourth book, here incompletely (cf. Contents below) preserved, concerns justice. In late Old French (archaic orthography copied by scribe from older ms.?); the numerous Latin ...

    • Date: 1400
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    [Oraciones Ambrosii et aliorum],

    Manuscript of various prayers of St. Ambrose and others. One leaf of music, setting a prayer concerning incense, probably liturgical. The final 5 p. describes the Augustinian explanation of the 4 levels of Scriptural interpretation. Bound in a volume with other manuscripts and an incunabulum, with an inscription on front pastedown: Liber Fratrum Sancte crucis in Ruremunda ad sanctum Corneli[um].

    • Contributor: Ambrose
    • Date: 14??
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    [Benedictine rule for nuns. A Middle English verison of the G...

    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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    Kaika sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with readings and reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not found in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten, Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Google search, etc. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current character. "此一卷 ... 宗源傳"--A piece of paper pasted on scroll. ("宗源" not identified).

    • Date: 14??
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    [Readings on early statutes of England].

    Ms. In Law French; lemmas in Latin. Captions and running titles (variously abridged): leaves 1-88, Westminster 2; 89, Westminster 3; 99, Statut[e?] Gloucester; 132-142, Merton (mostly "Marton"); 144-152b, M[e]rton 2. On leaves 159-182, a legal dictionary (not alphabetical) with captions in margin; 183-185, notes on avowing; 186-187, on statute De hereditate alicuius. Identified on laid-in dealer's slip as Readings on the Second statute of ...

    • Date: 1430
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    Kaichin sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with readings and reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not found in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten, Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Google search, etc. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current character.

    • Date: 14??
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    [Alphabetum divini amoris],

    Manuscript copy of Alphabetum divini amoris, believed to have been written ca. 1434. Opening initial in colors, initials and some text in red. With inscription on front pastedown: Liber Fratrum Sancte crucis in Ruremunda ad sanctum Corneli[um]. The incipit attributes the work to Gerson; sometimes attributed to Johannes Nider, but ISTC and GW both list it under title.

    • Date: 14??
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    Genji monogatari keizu.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece. With no borders, text in 9 vertical lines. Folded accordion style (orihon). Both sides of orihon mica coated; cover decorated with gold dust (inside lined wih gold paper). Sakanishi collection. LC copy placed in wooden box. LC copy has "懋哉館圖書印" "其中堂印" and "御書物方" stamped. DLC List of characters appearing in each ...

    • Date: 1488
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    [Tractatus de membris Beatae Mariae Virginis],

    Anonymous work associating various parts of Mary's body with ascetic teachings; may have been inspired by a completely different treatise with a similar title produced a few years earlier at the monastery Ravengiersburg, not far from the Rhine island Rolandswerth on which this manuscript originated, the Tractatus de vinea spirituali by Tilmann of Dülmen. The scribe was probably Sister Ge(i)rdrudin Buchel, the Benedictine nun ...

    • Date: 1493
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    Rokuchi sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with readings and reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not found in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten, Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Google search, etc. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current character.

    • Date: 14??
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    Rinsū sōden.

    Ms. (shahon). In Kanbun, with readings and reading marks. Caption title from first chapter. Not found in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Shintō daijiten, Bussho kaisetsu daijiten, Google search, etc. Text includes many 古字 and 異体字. In caption title 數 and 總 written in 古字 not available in this system, so substituted by current characters.

    • Date: 14??
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    Kan-ke goshinʾei shichisenshuchū hika hyakushu.

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. With no border, text in 12 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers possibly removed. LC copy wormed, with loss of text. Asakawa collection. Not listed in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. Postscript dated 延德 2 [1490]. With. 菅原道眞. 菅家集. [17--?]. Bound ...

    • Contributor: Sugawara, Michizane
    • Date: 1490
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    [De officiis ; De inventione rhetorica ; Partitiones oratoriae].

    Ms. Titles supplied by cataloger based on actual contents. On spine: Cicero. Ms. membran. Dated to mid-15th century on paleographical grounds. Former owners: (Isaac?) Grant (inscribed with date 1771); Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps ms. 3941); Geo. Webber (inscribed); Albert May Todd (his ex libris). Purchased by LC from Central Book Co., New York; accessioned Feb. 9, 1942 (LL 627895. Written in roman humanistic script, ...

    • Contributor: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
    • Date: 1450
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    Tōke chakuyō shōzoku ika no koto.

    Ms. (shahon). Caption title. Includes markings and many notes added in red. With no borders, text in 9 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy wormed, with loss of text. LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers probably removed. Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) 3804b Binder's title: 故實雜書・四. Postscript dated 文明 12 [1480]. "當家相傳十二合文書事": At end of main text. ...

    • Contributor: Ichijō, Kanera
    • Date: 1480