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Listen to this page About this Collection Contains documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Most broadsides are one page in length; others range from 1 to 28 pages. A number of these items contain manuscript annotations not recorded elsewhere that offer insight into the delicate process of creating consensus. In many cases, multiple copies bearing manuscript annotations are available to compare and contrast. Introduction The Broadside Collection in the Rare Book Division of the Library of Congress consists of approximately 40, items dating from to the present but predominantly featuring 18th- and 19th-century Americana. Most of the 18th-century items were preserved because of the foresight of Ebenezer Hazard and Peter Force.


Love Canal Collection, Chief Sanitary Engineer for the State of Illinois, , first director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and environmental consultant. Served as an expert witness at a trial, , regarding the dumping of toxic wastes at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York.

The Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) dates from to and includes documents relating to the Constitutional Convention of , extracts of proceedings of state assemblies and conventions relating to the ratification of the Constitution, and several essays on ratification.

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Contact Us Manuscript Studies Paleography is the art of deciphering and interpreting historical manuscripts and writing systems, by studying and learning old handwriting. Codicology is studying manuscripts and their interrelationships by looking at especially at their physical and aesthetic attributes. There are very many resources available online, and to a large extent they are better organised than those relating to many other areas of manuscript studies.

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The first pages of the volume are taken up with what appears to be an herbal, each page containing a large if somewhat sloppily executed drawing of a plant, depicting root, stem, flowers, and leaves, around which extensive text, in no recognizable language but written in a fluent cursive hand, has been carefully arranged so as to avoid encroaching on any part of the picture. These consist of multiple small drawings embedded in the text of each page, alongside objects in the margin that resemble pharmacological jars, perhaps suggesting that this part of the manuscript refers back to the opening herbal, and was intended as a collection of medical recipes.

Born in and a graduate in law and chemistry from the University of Moscow, Voynich had been arrested in as a revolutionary Polish nationalist and had spent five years in exile in Siberia. Escaping via Mongolia on a forged passport, Voynich had ultimately arrived penniless in England, having bartered even his spectacles and waistcoat to pay for his passage.

A flamboyant personality regarded with hostility or condescension by less successful dealers and more orthodox bibliophiles, Voynich packed his catalogs with arcane bibliographical detail, which established his reputation for near omniscience: Specializing at first in incunabula—books printed before —he sold to prestigious collectors and libraries, including the British Museum, which bought the entire contents of his eighth catalog.

More than three hundred of these hidden Jesuit treasures ultimately ended up in the Vatican Library, but in Voynich, who regularly toured Italy in search of incunabula and manuscripts, managed to buy a few. If Voynich labeled his acquisition an ugly duckling, he was nevertheless convinced that he had acquired an exceptional swan in the making, for he believed its baffling text concealed a scientific treatise of major importance by one of the greatest minds of the high Middle Ages.

In this belief, he was following a letter from the Prague physician Johannes Marcus Marci to Kircher, dated August 19, , which had been tucked inside the manuscript. This was not the first such appeal.

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Resources Miroslav Gospel — Manuscript from Documentary heritage submitted by Serbia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in The Miroslav Gospel, a manuscript dating from around with miniatures of outstanding beauty, is the representative of a group of illuminated manuscripts of specific style and iconography resulting from fusion of elements of the West Italy and the East Byzantium.

This Serbian script that the concept of book decoration shares with other Orthodox Slavs and the style with the miniatures originating from mid-Italian scriptoria, is actually one of the most important testimonies of the artistic influences paths made from the West to the East and back. The Miroslav Gospel documents the liturgic structure of the evangelistary and an important stage of development of the Rascian orthography, the importance of which goes beyond the mediaeval Serbia boundaries.

Manuscript of chapters 10 and 11 from Jane Austen’s Persuasion Manuscript of alternative last chapter of Persuasion, written in View images from this item (33).

By Ruzan Haruriunyan The Palm-leaf Tradition will center on one remarkable Mahayanist Buddhist text, the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ , illustrated through the Museum’s rare holdings of eastern Indian and Nepalese illuminated palm-leaf manuscripts, book-covers, initiation cards, thankas, and sculptures. An installation of 30 palm-leaf folios from Indian illuminated manuscripts running at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 22, The painting style we witness in these earliest surviving manuscripts reflects stylistic conventions developed in Indian temple and monastic mural painting, now almost completely lost to us.

Thus these manuscript paintings provide a unique insight into Indian painting styles at the close of the first millennium A. Drawn from the Museum’s own holdings of illuminated palm-leaf manuscripts, the installation will feature many rarely seen works, including some that have never been exhibited. Traditional Indian manuscripts consist of a series of unbound folios, prepared from treated and trimmed leaves of the palm tree, and secured between wooden covers. The folios and covers were beautifully illuminated with miniature illustrations, typically with images of the deities to whom the text was dedicated and who were evoked through the recitation of the text.

Narrative themes, such as scenes from the life of the historical Buddha, occur more rarely. These manuscripts have helped transmit Indian religious thought for over 2, years, and from at least the 10th century served as the vehicle for preserving some of the earliest surviving paintings known from India. On view will be a series of remarkable folios from editions of the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita manuscript, depicting both the wisdom goddess Prajnaparamita herself, and Buddhist Bodhisattvas who serve as the embodiment of compassion to all living creatures, extending blessings and boons to devotees.

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Twenty-six photographs of Columbia, Missouri in the s. Includes specific information about working conditions and special engineering techniques employed. The designer and chief engineer was the nationally recognized J. Waddell of Kansas City, MO. Includes Longview Farm, Municipal Auditorium, and other buildings and grain elevators in the general Kansas City area. Also a small amount of correspondence from Theodore L.

The Miroslav Gospel, a manuscript dating from around with miniatures of outstanding beauty, is the representative of a group of illuminated manuscripts of specific style and iconography resulting from fusion of elements of the West (Italy) and the East (Byzantium).

Being made in most ages of precious metal, or alternatively possessing a substantial token value, coins have always been prized, often hoarded, and, therefore, frequently buried for safety. The contents of such savings banks have been dug up in all ages,… Early coin collecting The long-held view that coin collecting began with the Italian Renaissance has been challenged by evidence that the activity is even more venerable.

Suetonius ad 69— relates in his De vita Caesarum Lives of the Caesars; Augustus 75 that the emperor Augustus was fond of old and foreign coins and gave them as gifts to his friends. In addition to this account and a variety of other literary accounts of collecting from Greek and Roman sources, there is tangible archaeological evidence that coins have been collected at least from the Roman era and probably for as long as they have existed. For example, a hoard of some 70 Roman gold coins found at Vidy, Switzerland, did not contain any two specimens of the same type, which implies that the coins were collected during the period of Roman rule in that town.

The broader field of art collecting , for which specific and reliable accounts do exist, began in the 4th or 3rd century bc. Since coins of that period are universally recognized as works of art, and since they were among the most affordable and transportable objects of the art world, it is not surprising that they would have been collected even then. Certainly, they were appreciated for more than their value as currency , because they were often used in jewelry and decorative arts of the period.

Top Obverse side of a silver decadrachm showing head of the nymph Arethusa surrounded by dolphins; bottom on the reverse side, quadriga chariot with charioteer being crowned by Nike. By the master Euainetos, c. WGS Photofile During the reign of Trajanus Decius ad — , the Roman mint issued a series of coins commemorating all of the deified emperors from Augustus through Severus Alexander. The designs on these coins replicated those of coins issued by the honoured rulers—some of the original coins being nearly years old by that time.

Buddhist Manuscript Paintings At Metropolitan Museum

Before the invention of woodblock printing in China or by moveable type in a printing press in Europe, all written documents had to be both produced and reproduced by hand. Historically, manuscripts were produced in form of scrolls volume in Latin or books codex, plural codices. Manuscripts were produced on vellum and other parchment, on papyrus , and on paper. In Russia birch bark documents as old as from the 11th century have survived.

In February the papyrologist Daniel Wallace cited the existence of a papyrus of Mark dating to the 1st century, as supporting evidence in a public debate. was definitely a first-century manuscript. The most important conventions for presenting a papyrus text are as follows.

There is strong reason to believe that the oldest of these dates to the sixteenth century. If this is in fact the case, it can no longer be sustained that Luis Lasso de la Vega or some anonymous assistant of his authored the Nican mopohua in the late s. The existence of this ancient manuscript may also have implications regarding the provenance of Antonio Valeriano’s Guadalupan history. We will need to carefully consider whether this might be Valeriano’s original manuscript, a copy, or even a source text for Valeriano.

A detailed discussion of the New York manuscripts was first published by Ernest J. Burrus characterized each of the three manuscripts as follows: A tattered, worn, mid-sixteenth century manuscript of eight leaves sixteen pages , covering the first third of the apparition narrative. A late sixteenth century manuscript of twenty-four leaves contains the full apparition narrative, written in a more formal literary style.

On the twentieth leaf, where the narrative ends, there also begins a poem on the Rosary, in a much later script, which ends two leaves later. This is followed by a blank page and a “Prayer to the Most Blessed Virgin of Loreto” with notes about the sanctuary of Loreto on the last two leaves. A “quaderno” of four very large leaves, which appears to be a late eighteenth or early nineteenth century copy of the most ancient manuscript, being similarly incomplete.

To make some general observations about the manuscripts in reverse order: Thus, when we find a manuscript of late date, this does not necessarily mean it is a forgery or inauthentic.

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No one has before has understood this language, It is a gift given. Man did not write this, it was penned by man, but the language was given from our heavens. Know that these plants were in the Garden, Long past. For Healing and Knowledge purpose. Look and see, understand. I am missing my development here:

German American Collection Descriptions. Personal papers, organizational records, and other materials related to German immigration, and social life and customs, religious practices, family experiences, and other aspects of life in German-American communities in Missouri.

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