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A collection of manuscripts, including some beautifully illuminated manuscripts, as well as some original encyclopedia editions.
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The Century of Queens : With Sketches of Some Princes of Literatur...

By: James Miller

The sixteenth century was full of important events and people, including all of Henry VIII's wives. Their actions as queens, as well as others, have led to this volume.

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The Spencer Collection of Modern Book Bindings

By: Henry W. Kent; William Augustus Spencer, Compiler

The Spencer Collection of modern book-bindings is now displayed at the Central Building of The New York Public Library. It consists of one hundred and seventy-five titles (two hundred and twenty-two volumes) by twenty-eight different binders, and illustrated by more than two hundred artists. A descriptive catalogue of the books appears in the following pages.

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The Romance of the Rose Illuminated

By: Alcuin Blamires; Gail C. Holian

A central work in medieval culture and modern scholarship, the Romance of the Rose was among the most consistently illustrated of medieval secular texts. Consequendy, interpretation of the visual evidence has played a significant part in elucidating the poem and its derivatives. This volume reproduces in color, with commentary and full contextual discussion, all the miniatures from five unpublished illuminated manuscripts of Le Roman de la Rose in the National Library of...

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The Lies and Fallacies of the Encyclopedia Britannica : How Powerf...

By: Joseph Mccabe

A book which describes the false information presented by the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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The Library : Second Edition

By: Andrew Lang

First Edition printed in 1881. Second Edition. The final chapter enlarged, and further illustrations added 1892.

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The Delineation of the Day Signs in the Aztec Manuscripts

By: T.T. Waterman

Calendar symbols of one sort or another occur on a surprising variety of monuments, both of early and late periods. The most important of these monuments for the study of the workings of the calendar system in detail are certain remarkable picturebooks or manuscripts, made on folded strips of deerskin, or on paper made of the fibre of the maguey (Agave americana). These manuscripts are usually spoken of as "codices." Only a few of these native manuscripts survived the in...

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The Book : Its History and Development

By: Cyril Davenport

The original idea of making records in book form.

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A Second Selection of Printed Books Mostly from the Fifteenth Cent...

By: J.R. Ritman, Compiler

A private collection of sale of illuminated manuscripts, incunabula and early printed books, establishing an endowment fund for the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

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Royal English Book Bindings

By: Cyril Davenport

A collection of some royal English book bindings.

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On the Processes for the Production of Ex Libris (Book Plates)

By: John Vinycomb

Mr. Vinycomb has in these articles aimed to give his readers a practical dissertation upon the modes of execution, rather than upon the history and classification of styles in the production of book-plates; and in this he has certainly departed from the beaten track, and has furnished a very concise and clear account of the various processes by which our book-plates are produced and reproduced, and the numerous and ingenious methods of manipulation resorted to in their manufacture.

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Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York : Part 1, A to K

By: Robert Hoe, Compiler

The library is enriched by trophies of all the great sales of Mr. Hoe's half a century of collecting. Perhaps no such array of books of important provenance and high association interest was ever before assembled. Books with the arms of Kings and Queens; beautiful manuscripts ante-dating printing, and the earliest examples of printed books; books from Grolier's library in finest condition; autographs, manuscripts, and letters; annotated books- the imagination kindles at...

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Libraries of the Future

By: J.C.R. Licklider

This report of research on concepts and problems of "Libraries of the Future" records the result of a two-year inquiry into the applicability of some of the newer techniques for handling information to what goes at present by the name of library work— i.e., the operations connected with assembling information in recorded form and of organizing and making it available for use.

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Leonardo da Vinci : Thoughts on Art and Life

By: Lewis Einstein, Editor

Leonardo da Vinci's thoughts on art and life.

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Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times : Their A...

By: J. Henry Middleton, Professor

The object of this book is to give a general account of the various methods of writing, the different forms of manuscripts and the styles and systems of decoration that were used from the earliest times down to the sixteenth century A.D., when the invention of printing gradually put an end to the ancient and beautiful art of manuscript illumination.

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British Museum Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts : Illuminated Ma...

By: Julius P. Gilson

This Guide to the Manuscripts, Autographs, Charters, Seals, Illuminations, and Bindings exhibited in the Department of Manuscripts and in the Grenville Library first appeared in its present shape, consisting of three parts, each with twenty plates, in 1912. Part III is now reprinted substantially in the same form. The most important changes in this part of the exhibition are the additions to the section of English illuminations of the Durham Life of St. Cuthbert and ...

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English Illuminated Manuscripts

By: Edward Maunde Thompson, Sir.

The history of illumination and book-decoration as practiced in England.

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Misinforming a Nation : Encyclopedia Britannica 1911

By: Willard Huntington Wright

A book which describes the false information presented in the 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Coptic Manuscripts Brought from the Fayyum : Together with a Papyr...

By: W.M. Flinders Petrie; Walter Ewing Crum, Editor

The main collection is a result of Mr. Flinders Petrie's excavations in 1889, and was brought from Deir El-Hammam, three miles N. of Illahun. To it are added a few fragments (Nos. XX, XXVI, XLIX, and LIII), acquired at Hawara. The subjects represented are (I) Biblical texts :—To the one example previously described, a second is now added. (II) Patristic texts:—I have placed among these some curious fragments which give, inter alia, the account of a dream, because I was a...

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Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Manuscripts from Hamilt...

By: William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton Duke of Hamilton, Compiler

Persian and Arabic Manuscripts, containing specimens of calligraphy (including one by Shah-Ma Jimud, dated A.H. 971, i.e. A.D. 1563), by the famous scribes Muliammed Alhusaini and Shah Murad, and decorated with 30 beautiful Persian Drawings, finely executed in vivid colours, heightened with gold and silver, representing portraits of shahs, horses, elephants (including white), wild beasts, ceremonies, processions, sporting scenes, lady swinging, all mounted on cardboard, ...

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Catalogue of the Selected Portion of the Library of the Late Adolp...

By: Adolphus Frederick Nichols, Compiler

A collection of varied rare books and manuscripts.

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