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    Kitab al
    كتلب الجدول المبارك في علم الزمان و الفلك في حساب مداخل الأشهور العربية و الرومية / | Kitāb al-jadwāl al-mubārak fī ḥisāb madākhil al-ashhur al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīyah li-ibn Jaḥḥāf
    The text is a popular exposition on the study of the order of events in time, and the order in which they occur, especially in those related to astronomical movements and the measurement of time. Note on fol. 2a in another hand says that the author was a famous astronomer during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD). ...
    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1729

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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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    Qadi zadah ala al
    قاضي زادة على الملخص في الهيئة
    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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    [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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    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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    [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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    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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    George Washington diary, 1762. Autograph manuscript written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. AMs written in the leaves of the 1762 Virginia Almanack. Topics include farming, horse breeding, and the management of Mount Vernon.
    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Date: 1762

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    Painting [Paris street scene] Government Publication. Manuscripts. Vignette, painted by the artist, for a Christmas dinner given by him in 1921, to Armand Parent, 1921. Menu is in Utrillo's hand. 21x13cm. Signed on the painting
    • Contributor: Utrillo, Maurice
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    Catalogue. Ms. Catalog of the library of Thomas Jefferson, copied at his request by Nicholas Trist. The U.S. Congress having acquired the library in 1814, Trist apparently worked from a copy of the printed 1815 Library of Congress catalog specially marked by Jefferson in order to restore, in place of its alphabetical arrangement of each subject category, the original order of entries that Jefferson preferred. ...
    • Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas
    • Date: 1823

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    A catalog of the Alfred Whital Stern collection of Lincolniana. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stern, Alfred Whital
    • Date: 1960

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    Mertvyia Dushi
    мертвыя души /
    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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    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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    Artistic Testament of Richard Strauss Government Publication. Manuscripts. In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Strauss, Richard
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    Missale Romanum, 1574 Government Publication. Manuscripts. Published by Iacobus Kerver, 21 Aug. 1574. The volume is printed in several sections, some paginated with roman numerals, others unnumbered. Bound in black leather
    • Contributor: Kerver, Iacobus (Jacques) (Publisher)
    • Date: 1574

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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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    Receipt, Luigi Battiferri Government Publication. Manuscripts. 12 June 1662. Italian In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Battiferri, Luigi,/10-After 1682
    • Date: 1662
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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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    Risalah fi al
    رسالة في البروج و المنازل : فرائد جوهرية في فوائد الميقاتية. | Farāyid jawharīyah fī fawāyid mīqātīyah
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, untrimmed, in moderate condition; brown stains on bottom of many leaves. Black ink on title page; black and red ink in text. Catchwords on rectos. Marginal notes. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-783. Naskhī script; 19 lines in written ...
    • Contributor: Budayrī, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1831

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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526. 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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    [Billedbog til Jonas Drewsen / compiled by Hans christian Andersen and A.L. Drewsen.]
    original picture book
    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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    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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    Receipt, Christoph Bernhard Government Publication. Manuscripts. Receipt for services. Dresden, 28 Dec. 1687. German. With accompanying authentication and biographical information, by Aloys Fuchs (1846) In . (Language).
    • Contributor: Bernhard, Christoph
    • Date: 1687

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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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