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    Abridgment of the common law.

    Title from Sowerby. Manuscript written in an unidentified 17th century hand. Incomplete: the text begins with "Forfeiture". Passages have been crossed-out. The original binding (preserved) measures 21 cm. The manuscript leaves have been encapsulated in plastic sleeves, and divided in 2 volumes. Several pages have holes and are missing text. Sowerby, E.M. Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1795 Library of Congress. Manuscript ...

    • Contributor: Byrd, William - Jefferson, Thomas - Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 16??
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    Kitāb azhār al-afkār fī jawāhir aḥjār / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Work on gems and precious stones in 25 chapters, with each chapter devoted to a different stone. Discusses the beauty, color, use, physical properties, crystalization, and medicinal and magical uses of minerals and gems.

    • Contributor: Tīfāshī, Aḥmad Ibn Yūsuf
    • Date: 16??
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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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    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: 1607
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    Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The text deals with the precise measurement of the size and shape of the earth, mapping points on the earth's surface, and the study of the earth's gravitational fields. The manuscript includes only three chapters on the third topic. On the last page is a note written in a different script about measuring with different kinds of cubits.

    • Date: 16??
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    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: 1607
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    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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    Shigure. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines. Oriental style binding (tetchōsō). Original covers (retained) have floral designs and clouds (or mists) painted in gold on bluish-black background, with title piece in red. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Sakanishi collection. LC set imperfect: ...

    • Date: 16??
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    Soga monogatari. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. With no borders, text chiefly in 13 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Original covers (retained) have floral designs and clouds (or mists) painted in gold on bluish-black background, lined with silver paper; with title piece in green. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Kokusho ...

    • Date: 16??
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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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    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: 1607
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    Zīj. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The text ends on fol. 291b, followed by charts on fol. 292a-385a. Ibn al-Shātir was the muwaqqit of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, where he constructed a magnificent sundial to adorn the central minaret. The sundial displayed the time of day relative to sunrise, and midday relative to the time of the afternoon prayer. There were special curves to measure the times for the ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Shāṭir, ʻalī Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 16??
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    ʼPhags pa bskal pa bzaṅ po pa źes bya ba theg pa chen poʼi mdo. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 17th century manuscript; written on both sides of leaves of composite Tibetan paper completely died blue and subsequently over-painted black and varnished on a central panel, written in gold ink in 7 lines per page with the opening pages containing respectively 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines of script in ...

    • Date: 16??
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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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    Hādhihi risālah li-Ibn al-Hāʼim al-musammāt [sic] Nuzhat al-ḥisāb, al-mukhtaṣarah min al-Murshidah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    According to Carl Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (Supplement II, p. 154), the text is an abridgement of the author's book al-Murshidah fī ṣināʻat al-ghubār. The manuscript contains an introduction, two chapters, and an epilogue. On fol. 1a is a table of written numbers for use in official documents as well as verses (in code?). On fol. 33b, verse 6:115 of the Qur'an is ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??
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    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: 1607
  • Manuscripts/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: 1607
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    [Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics]. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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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    Qadi zadah ala al

    A commentary on al-Jighmīnī's book on astronomy, al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.

    • Contributor: Qāḍīʹzādah, Mūsá Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??

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