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Manuscript leaf from a Roman missal of ca.1450.
Manuscript leaf with text in Latin, in red and black, with occasional blue letters. Penciled notation on bottom of recto: "L44 1450 [illeg] Roman Missal."
Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis
Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]
A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
[Manuscript leaf of music]
Vellum/parchment with Latin writing (mostly red ink) and musical notation (in black ink) on both sides. Probably a modern creation.
Manuscript leaf of music.
Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text.
Ere e eme: pronunciamento miniaturo del importo profundissimo para los MCMLXXXs.
Spoof of Latin and Spanish text in ornate calligraphy. The text is not in correct Latin or Spanish, but intended to "look" like it.
Heures de la jeunesse
3D scanned model of the miniature book: Book of Hours. The physical item is bound in textured red paper-covered boards with gilt floral borders. The spine is lacking.