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A book of family records and personal reminiscences / [manuscript
Holograph in black ink., Text on rectos; versos left blank for notes, etc., With the author's armorial bookplate [Franks 23705] on front pastedown., Bound by Hayes, Oxford., Formerly catalogued as Fisher MSS 05282., The gift of Hilary Nicholls, 27 Jun 1977., NEW
A true and perspicuous explication of ye elements of lawes naturall & politicqall / [manuscript]
Copied by Francis Hillen in Yarmouth and Gisleham, England., With 4 recipes in a contemporary hand on front endpaper., First published in 1650 as two works: De corpore politico and Humane nature. Cf. LC., In box., Formerly catalogued as Fisher hob 00003., Acquired from Levinson,, NEW
Alla serenis.ma madama la granduchessa madre Gallileo [sic] Galilei : [manuscript].
Fine italic script; varying number of long lines per pages, Written by 2 (?) hands in Italian in black ink., Bound in modern boards with a paper covering., Caption title., Galileo originally wrote his Letter to Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, expounding on the relationship between science and re ... view
Asia extrema : entra nella a fé promulgas a ley de Deus pelos padres da Companhia de Jesus ... / [manuscript
Disbound; original calf binding laid in., Cursive script; varying number of long lines per page., Written by a single hand in Portuguese in black ink; ornamental title page border., Includes index., Original MS., The gift of Ralph Stanton, 1988
Aurelij Augustini doctoris H[ip]ponensis ep[iscop]i de ciuitate dei ad marcellinu[m] contra paganos ... [manuscript].
Written in Germany(?) in a cursive book hand; on paper; anchor watermark (not found in Bricquet or Mošin), Title from incipit to liber primus (leaf [16v]), With index (leaves [1-15]); incipit (leaf [1r]): Aditus quid est.libro p[ri]mo.cap[itu]lo iiij., Leaf [16r]: Incipit prologus sancti Augustini ... view
Catalogue of Chinese snuff bottles from the collection of Fred S. Haines : this catalogue designed written and executed / [manuscript].
Calligraphic script., Holograph written in single hand in black and brown ink., Pages framed. Most illustrations numbered., Illustrations in water-colour., Continued on 4 leaves in portfolio containing numbers 266-273, 354-357, 398-404 and 4 unnumbered illustrations., Leaves [1] and [41] blank, Gift ... view
Certificate of doctor's degree in favour of Marco Antonio Remena, with the appended seal of Gregorio Cardinal Barbarigo
Leaves [1-3] and [124] verso-[126] in a later hand., Bound in contemporary brown leather binding, gilt and blind tooled on upper and lower cover; with seal in matching leather case attached by braided cord., Italic script with display script in capitals; varying number of long lines per page., Writt ... view
Dates of decease of those who were my friends, or with whom I was slightly acquainted. [manuscript]
Victorian cursive hand; 7 columns over two facing pages., Vol. 1: 52 leaves; vol. 2: 56 leaves., Vol. 1: 1853-1897; vol. 2: 1898-1920., William Henry Pearson was born at Brixton, England and came to Canada in 1835. From 1847 to 1854 he was employed in the Toronto Post Office; from 1854 to 1908 he w ... view
De claustro animae : [manuscript]
Preceded by a fragment of the author's De duodecim abusionibus claustri., Collation: i⁶, ii², iii⁴, iv⁴, v⁸, vi⁸, vii¹⁰ [vii9-10 wanting], viii⁸ [viii7 wanting], ix⁶, x¹⁰ [x3 cancelled], xi⁶ [xi3, 5-6 wanting], xii², xiii¹., Twelfth-century Praegothica minuscule script; writ ... view
De conflictu viciorum
Leaves [1], [24] & [25] blank., Incipit title., Foliation added in a later hand., Modern vellum binding over cardboard, with smooth spine, and edges speckled in red., Written in a highly abbreviated, tight, rounded Italian semi-cursive script, in brown ink; in two columns of up to 32 lines (145 ... view
Dr. MacKenzie's Canadian diary, 1839-43
5 v. in 1., Spine title., Cursive script; varying number of long lines per page; some pages in columns., Half-bound, marble board binding, in half calf gilt, quarter red morocco box., Holograph in pencil, black, and blue ink, with some maps in colour., Preliminary p. [5-10], [89-90]; [1-8] (3rd grou ... view
Fenestella : de Romanorum magistratibus [manuscript]
Title derived from MS. on leaf 2., Leaf 1 is vellum., Informal anticha corsiva script; 1 column of 25 lines (13.5 x 8 cm.)., Binding: Contemporary in oak boards and stamped leather with remnants of clasps., Written in Latin, by one hand, in black ink with chapter headings in red ink., 15th century t ... view

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