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[Folsom State Prison ledger]

Description: Loose pages from a ledger documenting prisoners at Folsom State Prison, organized by prisoner number (8091-8186) and including mugshots with handwritten notes listing names, years imprisoned and crime(s), dates received and discharged/paroled, and other relevant information.
Date: 1911-09-08/1912-01-09
Creator: Folsom State Prison
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[Leaf from Latin Bible of Ecclesiastes 2-8, 13th Century, France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (France, ca. 1200-1240), including text from Ecclesiastes 2-8. Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script written "above top line", and chapter numbers in margins, indicating a date before ca. 1240. Notable in this item are the outer margin prickings used for the creation of horizontal justification lines and the hole in the vellum, around which text has been written.
Date: [1200..1240]
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[Book of Hours Pentecostal Illumination from the 15th Century, Bruges (Belgium)]

Description: A leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, with a full-page illumination of Pentecost (Bruges, ca. 1460). The illustration is enclosed by a wide and ornate bar frame in pink and blue with gold tracery, the frame outlined in burnished gold with floral cornerpieces in colors and gold, the whole within a full floral border filled with blue, pink, and red flowers, with blue and gold acanthus leaves and green buds and leaves as well as many tiny burnished gold dots. The Virgin and the Apostles gathered in a large room with much architectural detail--blue, green, and gold columns, gray stone walls, mullioned windows, vaulted blue and red ceilings, and an intricately detailed blue and pink tiled floor, as golden rays of light shine through an open window.
Date: 1460
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 13th Century, France]

Description: A manuscript leaf from France? ca. 1220-1240 sourced from a Latin Bible with text including Zecheriah I. Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). Notably, no chapter numberings have been added to this particular Bible leaf.
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Leaf from Latin Bible of 2 Kings 5, 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible, (England, or France, ca. 1230-1260), including second Kings 5. Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 13th Century, France]

Description: (France, ca. 1350). One- and two-line initials in gold and color, with abbreviations "A[ntiphona]" and "O[ratio]." From a Book of Hours, in Latin. Hours of the Cross: Ad Terciam ("Crucifige clamitant hora tertiarum"), Ad Sextam ("Hora sexta ihesus est cruci conclavatus"), Ad Nonam ("Hora nona dominus ihesus expiravit").
Date: 1350
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[Latin Bible Leaf [Peter 1 & 2] from the Mid 13th Century, England or France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from England or France, ca. 1230-1260. Sourced from a Latin Bible with text 1 Peter 3-5 and 2 Peter 1 et seq. displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
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[14th Century Prayer Book Leaf, Origin Unknown]

Description: 14th-century prayer book origin unknown. Text includes Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Evangelia, 2, Homilia XXXIV (Habita ad populum in basilica beatorum Ioannis et Pauli, Dominica III), beginnng: "Sed his malispraevenientibus, quia non statim finis sequatur, adiungit."
Date: [1301..1400]
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[Leaf from a Book of Sermons, 15th Century, Germany]

Description: A leaf from a book of sermons, (Germany, 15th century) on paper, with watermark just barely visible (type uncertain: possibly "Etoile" type of Briquet 6067-6071, dated variously from 1422 to 1477 (see: C.M. Briquet, Les Filigranes, 1907, reprinted 1967, vol. 3), or handwritten.
Date: [1422..1477]
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[Liturgical Calendar Leaf from a Book of Hours 14th Century, France or the Netherlands?]

Description: A leaf displaying the month of November from a liturgical calendar within a Latin Book of Hours. The text indicates so-called "Red Letter" days. This particular Book of Hours was designated use of Sarum (i.e. Salisbury Cathedral) and was bound in France or The Netherlands in the 14th-century most likely for the English Market. Of particular interest is the appearance of "Euduardi Regis" referencing King Edward the III of England [1312-1377].
Date: [1301..1400]
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[Manuscript Leaf of James I from Latin Bible 13th Century, England or France?]

Description: Vellum leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1220-1240). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IACOBUS") with multiple glosses in the margins. A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from Latin Bible [James I], 13th Century, England or France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1225-1275). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). The text is James 1 et seq. (note that the chapter heading is "IA/COBI").
Date: [1225..1275]
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[Saint List Breviary from the 15th Century, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from a breviary (France, 15th-century). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script of a sermon on 2 Luke and "Incipit Letania" containing ca. 60 names of Saints; identification of unusual or uncommon names can assist in localizing the MS to a specific region.
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from 13th Century Bible, Paris, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from Bible, in Latin: Hosea 1 et seq., France [probably Paris], ca. 1240. Text displayed in double column, gothic pearl script. Rubrics in red, capitals struck in red, running tiles and chapter numbers in red and blue, one two-line initial and one four-line initial with extensions into the margin, both painted pink or blue with gold dot embellishments on a contrasting ground, and both with an internal scrolling design, the larger initial containing the head of a small beast, and a 6-line historiated initial depicting the prophet Hosea holding a scroll (rubbed). Margins with a contemporary correction and a few indecipherable notes in a later hand.
Date: 1240~
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[Leaf from 15th Century Breviary, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from 15th century France. Calligraphy text appears in a single column, gothic script, with single-line initials, embellished with burnished gold. Breviary [Matins] beginning: ["Sicut adipe et pinguedine repleatur anima mea:] et labiis exultationis laudabit os meum."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from 13th Century Bible]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible from England or France, ca. 1220-1240. Text from the end of Jonah 4, and Micha 1-3 is displayed in 2 columns, gothic scripts (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1220..1240]
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[Manuscript Leaf from the 15th Century, France]

Description: A small and simple French Breviary with sermons, readings, and responses on Corinthians from the 15th-century. Text is displayed in 2 columns, gothic script. Embellishments are done in red and blue ink throughout the margins and text-breaking letters. The number 84 is noted on the top left of the recto.
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from Miniature Prayer Book, 15th Century, Netherlands]

Description: Leaf from a miniature prayer book in Old Dutch (The Netherlands, 15th-century). Text appears in a single column, late gothic script. The present leaf contains prayers for the "Heilige Jonc frauwen" Saint Gertrude and Saint Margaret. Note the scribe misspelled the girl's name as "Gertgtruyt" to which he/she/they made an unobtrusive correction. This item is unique in its collection, of the 37 leaves from this acquisition made in 2018, this is the only one on paper.
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Bible Leaf with Text from 1st Maccabee, 13th Century]

Description: A leaf from a Bible in Latin (France or England, ca. 1230-1260) containing text from 1 Maccabees 1 et seq. ("Et factum est postquam percussit Alexander Philippi Macedo"). Text displayed as 2 columns, gothic script (texualis formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written "below top line" which suggests the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960], 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230).
Date: [1230..1260]
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[Book of Hours Leaf: Prayers for the Dead from the 15th Century, France?]

Description: (France? 15th-century). Text displayed in single column, gothic script, initials alternating blue and burnished gold, the formers with black filigree and the latter with red. From a Book of Hours, in Latin. Lauds / Office of the Dead. Includes prayers beginning with "Generacio mea ablata est et conuoluta est a me quasi tabernaculum pastorum."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Leaf from a 15th Century Breviary, French or Italian]

Description: A miniature Breviary from the 15th C. including sermons and readings, on 2 Luke: "sermo euangelicus qui praecedit narrat qualiter dominus centurionis puerem obentu magnae eius fiidei sanauerit, et quomodo ipsius centurionis, immoin eo gentium, extulerit fidem."Also "Eternus arque invsibilis rerum conditor, humanum genus quod per longa seculi cranseuntis sparia mortis perpetua."
Date: [1401..1500]
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[Small Prayer Book Leaf from the 15th Century, Netherlands]

Description: Leaf form a small prayer book from the 15th century in Old Dutch with text displayed in single column, late gothic script. The leaf in this item contains prayers to Christ who as "gheboren vander maget Marien" and also the prayer beginning "So wie dit gebet spreket heuet benedictus die xii."
Date: [1401..1500]
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