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17th-19th Century British Religious, Political, and Legal Tracts
17th-19th Century British Religious, Political, and Legal Tracts
In addition to items here you will find more items in this collection in the legacy University of Missouri Digital Library. Link: 17th-19th Century British Religious, Political, and Legal Tracts. The body of pamphlet literature of the 17th and 18th centuries is enormous. These pamphlets deal with every event and circumstance of the day, be it social, economic, legal, medical, political, or religious. Of the climate that conceived and nurtured the production of these brief writings, Samuel Johnson said: There is, perhaps, no Nation, in which it is so necessary, as in our own, to assemble, from time to time, the small tracts and fugitive pieces, which are occasionally published: for, besides the general subjects of enquiry, which are cultivated by us, in common with every other learned Nation, our Constitution in Church and State naturally gives Birth to a multitude of performances, which would either not have been written, or could not have been made public in any other place. This important collection of English tracts number approximately 20,000 and date from the mid 17th century (the .age of pamphlets.) through the 19th century. The foundation for this collection consists of approximately 17,000 pamphlets purchased from a Philadelphia bookseller named Ralph Howey for a dollar or two a piece. These items were purchased over a period of years by the University of Missouri-Columbia Library beginning in 1943. Since that time the collection has grown by several thousand items through purchase, donation, and transfer from the general stacks of the Ellis Library. Within the British Religious, Political and Legal Tracts Collection are pamphlets that deal with agricultural management, offering, for example, advice on the growing of fruit, the keeping of bees, the training of horses, and the destruction of common rodent pests. A large component of the collection is English government documents, including petitions and treatises addressed to both Houses of Parliament and the reigning monarch. Within the collection are also to be found a large number of religious pamphlets that range from sermons dealing with moral and doctrinal matters, including the evils of Catholicism, to political and administrative clerical issues. In excess of 200 pamphlets within the Collection deal with the Popish Plot of 1678. The works of most of the major protestant divines of the day are numerous: Tillotson, Hoadly, Sharp, Sherlock, Atterbury, Burnet, Calamy, Clark, Fleetwood. Yet another component of the collection addresses economic issues such as public debt, taxation, commerce and trade, the East Indies, the South Seas Bubble and the Ship Tax. Some of the socially and politically minded publications deal with questions of slavery, liberty of the press, and accounts of trials. There are also a number of the pamphlets that speak to the foreign relations of England, the American rebellion, the union treaty, and the revolution in France. The controversial nature of many of these pamphlets resulted in the pamphlets being issued anonymously, the true authors of the works known only by the printers of London, Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin and Edinburgh. However, approximately forty of the pamphlets have been identified as having been authored by Daniel Defoe.
4th of July Speeches
4th of July Speeches
This collection is in the legacy University of Missouri Digital Library. Link: 4th of July Speeches The Fourth of July Orations Collection contains published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics central to the developing United States in the first 150 years of its existence and include themes such as honoring the generation that fought in the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, national politics, the Civil War, civic duty, religion and other concerns current throughout the nineteenth century. Several pamphlets focus specifically on the fiftieth and one-hundredth anniversaries of the Declaration of Independence in 1826 and 1876 and contain reports on the progress of the nation since the Revolutionary War. The majority of the pamphlets were published in New England, with Massachusetts being the most heavily represented state. However, the collection also includes pamphlets from other states, such as Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, and Indiana. Foreign countries such as Canada, France, and Italy are also represented, and the collection also includes a speech made in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1854, almost one hundred years before statehood. The collection is of interest to scholars of American social and political history, and it provides a sweeping demonstration of the ways in which the concept of America has changed through several formative events in the nation.s history.
Account of the Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge Among the Poor
Account of the Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge Among the Poor
"Printed by J. Barfield, Wardour-Street, Bookseller to the Society."--Colophon.
Anakreontos Tēiou melē
Anakreontos Tēiou melē
Title in Greek characters, transliterated; text in Latin and Greek., Printer's device on title page., Renouard, 115.1; Adams, A-1001; Sandys, II, 176., "Anacreon was one of the nine lyric poets whom the scholars of the Library of Alexandria judged to be worthy of close study. Though a native of the city of Teos, he spent much of his career at the courts of the tyrants Polycrates of Samos and Hipparchus of Athens, where he was particularly esteemed for his drinking songs and hymns. This edition of Anacreon’s poems was printed by Henri Estienne, part of the Estienne (or Stephanus) printing dynasty. It features the famous Grecs du roi typeface, designed by Claude Garamond for King Francis I of France"--MU Libraries Special Collections.
Aristotelous Peri kosmou, pros Alexandrou
Aristotelous Peri kosmou, pros Alexandrou
ESTC: "The attribution to Aristotle is doubtful.", First five words of title transliterated from Greek., First and last leaves blank?; lacking in IU copy. IU-R., ESTC, T149817., Latin and Greek text., "Though long attributed to Aristotle, the De mundo (On the Universe) is the work of an unknown philosopher who probably lived within a hundred or so years of Aristotle’s death in 322 BCE. This edition of the De mundo was printed by the Scottish printer Robert Foulis, whose books are among the most technically accomplished of the 18th century. Appointed printer to Glasgow University in 1743, Foulis went on to become one of the most important printers of the Scottish Enlightenment"--MU Libraries Special Collections.
Book of hours (use of Rome)
Book of hours (use of Rome)
A nearly complete fifteenth-century Book of Hours from the Convent of Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. In addition to the Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, and Office of the Dead, the manuscript contains unusual Marian litanies., Fols. 109v: Pars prima. Graded kalendar beginning with March. Dominican saints Dominic and Peter Martyr in red, alongside the Venetian saints George and Mark, as well as SS. John and Paul. Curious are Pelagia the Courtesan and Sabba -- Fol. 10r: Latin prayer, inc. "Deus qui ad imitandum," added to an orginally blank folio -- Fols. 10v-122v: Officium Beate Marie, of Dominican Use; fol. 10v Matins, 35r Lauds, 63 Prime, 72r Terce, 79r Sext, 85v none, 93 Vespers, 108r Compline -- Fol. 11: Blank, a replacement for a missing illuminated folio ; fols. 119r-122v: Seasonal instructions -- Fols. 123r-223v: Office of the Dead, for Dominican use -- Fols. 224r-244v: Penitential psalms -- Fols. 245r-257v: Kyrie and litany with ancillary texts -- Fols. 258r-261v: Prayers -- Fols. 261v-267r: Shorter Office of the Cross -- Fols. 267r-270v: Added texts, including indulgenced prayers -- Fols. 271r-294r: Pars secunda. Office of the Glorious Virgin = Officium gloriose virginis, not to be confused with the Office of the Virgin found at the beginning of the manuscript -- Fols. 294r-309r: Marian litany : Seventy names of the Virgin, with prayer for male use -- Fols. 309r-322r: Marian litany in honor of the most glorious Virgin -- Fols. 322v-330v: Prayers in Italian., Title supplied by cataloger., This manuscript has two sections, the second having been added to the first within a generation of the book's manufacture. The first section of the manuscript (fols. 1-270) contains a standard Italian Dominican Book of Hours with a kalendar, Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Office of the Dead, Penitential psalms, and Short Hours of the Cross. Exceptionally, unusual, however, are the contents of section two, which opens with a rare Office of the Glorious Virgin, followed by two Marian litanies. Such litanies multiplied in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and these follow the standard pattern of calling on the Virgin by her attributes, as a mother, brides, spouse, intercessor, etc. The Italian prayers at the end of the volume perfectly express vernacular piety in Venice around 1500., Collation: ii + I⁶ (wants 1,2,5) + II⁸ (wants the original final folio. 7 originally blank with an added prayer; 88 a modern vellum replacement, blank) + III⁸ (wants 1) + IV⁸ - XXXV⁸ + XXXVI⁴ (one leaf missing between XXXV and XXXVI) + XXXVII¹⁰ (beginning of added section) - XLIII¹⁰. Only five folios appear to be missing., 10 lines (first part), 16 lines (kalendar), 11 lines (second part). On parchment., Written in diminutive, elegant Gothic bookhand, with occasional cadels on the penwork (one enclosing a smiling human face on fol. 82v). Catchwords throughout, some decorative. Written on parchment., Decoration: Fols. 122r, 224r, 260v have three large painted initials in pink on gold backgrounds with elaborate marginal extensions in blue, red, green, and pink, highlighted by gold bezants, and having infilled interiors (one with a gold cross, 260v); fols. 35v, 63r, 72r, 79r, 85v, 92v, 108r, 140v, 198v all have large multi-line initials in red or blue with elaborate contrasting penwork ; dozens of two-line initials in red or blue with elaborate contrasting penwork trailing in the margins ; hundreds of one-line initials alternating red and blue with contrasting penwork., Stitch holes on folio 140 suggest that a devotional relic was once sewn into this page., Text in Latin with some prayers in Italian., Binding: 18th-century full brown calf over pasteboard with a gilt stamp of the Virgin holding the Christ Child. The straps are missing, but all the brass mounts are still present. The spine was re-backed in the nineteenth century and retains the eighteenth-century cover with raised bands. Binding was recently professionally renewed., Provenance: Abbey Church of SS. John and Paul (Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo or San Zanipolo), Venice, quite possibly from the time of the manuscript's execution near the end of the fifteenth century; the name "Sanera" or "Sanen" and a date, "A[nno] 1320 Circ."; John Chapple, probably the author of A short history of the Abbey Church of St. Alban (1882). Purchased from King Alfred's Notebook [bookseller], Cayce, South Carolina, March 2015., Title on bookseller's invoice: Devotions from a Venetian convent
Choix de metamorphoses
Choix de metamorphoses
Based on Ovid and others.
Coming of the day of God
Coming of the day of God
Text on 2nd Peter III, 11-13., Attributed to William De Burgh. Cf. Halkett & Laing.
Contemporary American conception of equality among men as a social and political ideal
Contemporary American conception of equality among men as a social and political ideal
At head of title: University of Missouri, Phi beta kappa.
Convent life and its lessons
Convent life and its lessons
P. [15] contains poem: Anticipated loss of the Albion : a glance from the foretop.
Ek tōn Aristotelous kai Theophrastou
Ek tōn Aristotelous kai Theophrastou
Title in Greek characters, transliterated; text in Greek., Commentary by Henri Estienne., Printer's device on title page., Renouard, 116.3; Adams, A-1964
Extrait des Registres du Parlement
Extrait des Registres du Parlement
Extrait des Registres du Parlement, du jeudi 29 décembre 1763 du matin, toutes les chambres assemblées. -- Du samedi 31 xbre 1763. -- Du mercredi quatre janvier 1764. -- Du lundi neuf janvier 1764. -- Du mercredi 11 janvier 1764. -- Du samedi 14 janvier 1764. -- Du lundi seize janvier 1764. -- Du mercredi 18 janvier 1764 -- Du lundi 21 janvier 1764 -- Du samedi 21 janvier 1764 -- Extrait des Registres du Parlement , du jeudi 29 décembre 1763 du matin, toutes les chambres assemblées.-- Extrait des Registres des deliberations du Parlement de Toulouse, du mardi 13 décembre 1763 -- Du 14 xbre 1763 -- Du mercredi 16 xbre 1763 -- Du 17 xbre 1763 --Du vendredi 30 xbre 1763 (Paris) -- Du samedi 31 xbre 1763 -- Du mercredi 11 jan[v]ier 1764 -- Du mercredi 18 janvier 1764 -- Du lundi 23 janvier 1764 -- Du samedi 3 mars 1764 -- Du jeudi 8 mars 1764 -- Du lundi 28 may 1764 -- Résultat du travail -- Travail de M.M. les Commisaires -- Mémoire historique sur l'origine, l'essence et les droits de la Pairie et du Parlement, Cour des Pairs -- Pièces justificatives -- Ordonnances -- Erections en Pairies -- Procédures, ârrets et jugements -- Autorités -- Extrait des Registres du Parlement de Paris, du me[r]credi 24 avril 1765 -- Du vendredi 26 avril 1765 -- Arrêté du Parlement de Rouen du 10 août 1764 -- Arrêté du Parlement de Grenoble du 22 mars 1765 -- Arrêté du Parlement de Dauphiné du 22 mars 1765 -- Arrêté du Parlement de Rouen du 19 août 1765 -- Arrêté du Parlement de Paris du 27 août 1770 -- Table des pièces., [Parlement de Paris]. Mémoire historique sur l'origine, l'essence et les droits de la Pairie et du Parlement, Cour des Pairs / la rédaction de ce mémoire et du résultat du travail est généralement attribué ... à M. Drouyn de Vaudeuil., Ms. codex., Script : Written by 2 scribes. Scribe 1 -- main body of the text scribe 2 --notes and comments., Origin : Written in France in the second half of the 18th cent. apparently for Mr. Drouyn de Vaudeuil, Conseiller des Enquêtes et Requêtes, Parlement de Paris at 1763 and premier président du Parlement de Toulouse 1769-1771., Bookplate : Ex bibliotheca iacobi Flach in Collegio Franciae Professoris MDCCCLXXXVIII., On verso of cover written in black ink in minute script apparently by J. Flach : Voyez le jugement que porte le president de [Ministère ?] 1er M. de Voudeuil, dans son [1 word illegible] avec Mme de Pompadour [Remontrances ?], T.ii. Introduction page xxxvi, On verso of cover pasted in citation apparently from a bookseller's advertisement : Mémoire historique sur l' origine, l'essence et les droits de la Pairie et du Parlement, Cour des Pairs. In-fol. cart. Manuscrit du XVIII siècle comprenant environ 400 pp. Ce mémoire, attribué à M. Drouyn de Valdeuil [sic], premier président du parlement de Toulouse, est suivi de pièces justificatives, d'un grand intérêt pour l'histoire de la France, et de plusieurs familles illustres du royaume. En tête du volume se trouve un Extrait des registres du Parlement de Paris, comprenant diverses séances, du jeudi 29 décembre 1763 au mardi 29 mai 1764.
Fidamante
Fidamante
On t.p. "m̳o̳" and "o̳r̳" are superscript., Dedication signed: Antonio Amici., Engraved t.p., head pieces and initials., Signatures: A-I⁸, K-Z⁸, 2A-2F⁸, 2G⁴.
Italian & English phrases
Italian & English phrases
A ms. containing 90 p. of Italian phrases with English translations followed by 30 p. of Italian poetry, etc. Memorandum is [3] p. tête-bêche at end of the manuscript detailing a 3 squadrons of ships and their voyage Apr.-May 1626? in English., Binder's title., Signed at end: Giovanni Aurelio, notario publico de Londra., On front fly-leaf in ms.: Questo libro appartene a mi Carlo Longland, April XXI, 1626. Affixed with a seal in red wax possibly of a lion rampant, without a name., Longland, Charles, died in Florence in 1688 English merchant set up business as a factor at Leghorn (Livorno) Italy ca. 1651 assisted with England's Mediterranean policies under Cromwell and after the Restoration.
Kellogg's jungle book
Kellogg's jungle book
This toy book was created by the Kellogg Company, the manufacturer of breakfast cereals. The book features animals in human clothing on the cover. The pages are cut into segments, allowing the reader to manipulate the appearance of the animals by matching different heads, bodies and feet., Blowing bubbles -- At singing school -- Musicians -- Having fun -- Good friends -- Queer fellows -- A good time -- Jungle queen -- On parade -- Automobiling -- At lunch -- At school -- Dancing -- The serenade -- Three young men -- Roller skating., The following pages are cut into 6 segments: "A good time" (Reverse: "On parade") and "Dancing" (Reverse: "Three young men"). When this book is fully opened, the pages containing "On parade", "At lunch", and "Dancing" form a three page panel. The appearances of the animals can be changed in many different ways by moving the segments.
Leigh Hunt: Autograph Letters and Other Materials (Collection)
Leigh Hunt: Autograph Letters and Other Materials (Collection)
Jump to: Material in the Collection | About the Collection | Additional Resources | Leigh Hunt Biography About the Collection About the Digital Collection The digital collection includes a selection of letters and writing fragments to, from, and regarding Leigh Hunt. The collection includes both transcripts and original documents and is organized into categories of correspondences and writing fragments. The collection was digitized using Zeutschel OS 15000. Images were captured in color at 600dpi and saved as .tiff images. Images were cropped and enhanced using Photoshop to improve clarity. Transcriptions provided by unknown sources are available for many of the documents. Where these transcripts are not available, MU Libraries Digital Services is working to provide corrected OCR and manually generated transcriptions. About the Physical Collection The collection is housed in the University of Missouri Libraries Special Collection and Rare Books Department. The collection is organized into four series: correspondence, images of Leigh Hunt, fragments of writing, and miscellaneous documents. It includes letters written to and from Leigh Hunt, as well as letters authored by his son, Thornton Hunt. The collection also includes several letters written after Hunt's death that discuss his work. The writing fragments in the collection are largely authored by Leigh Hunt and include lists, indexes of texts, and pieces of personal writing and poetry. Additional details about the collection can be found in the catalog record. Some documents were not digitized. These include three images of Leigh Hunt, a blank post card, an envelope of pressed flowers, and an ad clipping for two letters: one from Leigh Hunt's mother-in-law to her daughter, and one from Bell Hill to Leigh Hunt. Contact Digital Services to provide further information or corrections to this collection. Image source: Letter from Leigh Hunt to L. Lawrence. Additional Resources Digital Resources: From MU Libraries: The University of Iowa's Leigh Hunt: The Letters collection. Visit the MU Libraries catalog for more resources: Biography James Henry Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859, was an English poet, essayist, and critic. A contemporary of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats, Hunt was an influential particpant in the literary community of 19th century Britain. Hunt was born October 19, 1784 in Southgate, London, to Isaac and Mary Hunt, and spent his early education at Christ's Hospital in London. He was often ill and afflicted with panic and anxiety attacks, but friends and acquaintances often observed his cheerful and easy-going disposition. In 1809 Hunt married Marianne Kent, with whom he had ten children. Hunt published his first volume of poetry, Juvenilia, in 1801. The collection was a popular success, and a fourth edition was published in 1804. Soon Hunt began contributing for evening papers and writing theatrical reviews, many of which were gathered in a volume called Critical Essays on the Performers of the London Theatre. In 1808 he became the editor of The Examiner, a weekly publication started by Hunt and his brother that sought to provide impartial political commentary. He would continue to write and edit The Examiner for the next 13 years, during which time he would experience prosecution and imprisonment for his comments on the character of the prince regent. Over the course of his career, Hunt also wrote and edited for The Reflector and The Indicator, and contributed to numerous other publications. He was an accomplished poet, and his most popular works include The Story of Rimini, The Descent of Liberty, and The Feast of the Poets. Hunt was active in the literary community of Britain and cultivated friendships with numerous poets and essayists of the time. In 1816 Hunt published Keats' sonnet "O Solitude" in The Examiner, bringing him to the literary stage in Britain and facilitating his rise to prominence. He shared a mutual admiration with Byron and formed a lasting friendship with Shelley, who often supported Hunt during his bouts of poor health and financial distress. Hunt was also said to have been the inspiration for the character Harold Skimpole in Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Hunt died August 28, 1859, after a lifetime of ill health. In the final years of his life Hunt struggled financially and domestically, attempting to care for his wife's failing health and relying on unstable income from his publications. His Autobiography was published in three volumes in 1850; he later revised the volumes shortly before his death. His son, Thornton, published the revised edition in 1860, along with two volumes of his Correspondences published in 1862. He was buried in Kensal Green cemetery, alongside his wife. Image source: The Correspondence of Leigh Hunt, Vol. 1. Smith, Elder and Co., 1862.
Life of Luther
Life of Luther
"(Reprinted from the Christian's monthly magazine)."
Lucubrator
Lucubrator
This Lucubrator collection includes the main volume as well as a side-by-side view of transcribed pages with the main volume followed by student essays. It is of special note that an additional manuscript, that was folded in the back of the original, is included in this collection as well. A transcript of the volume was created by Mackenna Arends, Amy Cantrall, Meghan Cox, Jonathan Crecelius, Sarah Fine, Alecia McLean, Tyler Morris, Zack Schwartz, Erik Wasson, Michelle Zigler, and other students as they conducted research on The Lucubrator in Dr. Juliette Paul’s Early American Literature course offered at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2016. The transcript provides full-text searching of the content, while the original volume does not.
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other volcanos
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and other volcanos
Edited by T. Cadell., Signatures: A², B-M⁸, N².
Pages from the past
Pages from the past
Jump to Collection | History of the Pages | Portfolio Set I | Digitized Collection | Tips | Additional Resources History of the Pages from the Past Collection This collection, entitled Pages from the Past: Original Leaves from Rare Books and Manuscripts, is an excellent example of history through leaf books. The leaf book was initially used as a way of collecting and combining relics. Creating a leaf book involves removing leaves from an array of damaged or incomplete books and creating a new and often rare book by combining the pages. This practice dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, and was especially popular among religious texts. This is result of religious texts being one of the main things printed in this time period, which can be seen in the collection below, as it features numerous bible and daily devotional pages. Special Collections and Rare Books received this portfolio set from Alfred Stites, who was a diversely successful business man. He purchased the company G.M.L Brown Foliophiles, Inc. in 1963, and later changed the name to Foliophiles, Inc. When he purchased the company, he had a 10,000 leaf collection, and in just 6 years he doubled the amount and included approximately 400 rare books and manuscripts. Stites then created Portfolio Sets, and sold them to many major universities and collections around the country. Portfolio Set I: History of the Written Word Ellis Library's Special Collections has Portfolio Set I: History of the Written Word, which is just one of several editions of this portfolio. These combined pages had the original purpose of being used as a didactic tool that showed the progress of book printing over the centuries, and because of this, several institutions have included Pages from the Past in their catalogs. The portfolio set in Ellis Library's Special Collections and Rare Books houses original leaves from books, manuscripts and artifacts aged as early as 1000 B.C. all the way to the 19th century. The collection includes a varied range of countries and languages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics and Dutch calligraphy. Each leaf includes a label giving researchers the basic information about the leaf, which allowed the Digital Library to organize them into online categories for easy use. Digitized Collection As of right now, after having digitized approximately sixty percent of the portfolio, dates range from 1500 B.C. to 1873, and feature 13 different countries of publication and 13 different languages. When organizing the digitized leaves, we used the information given to us on the label. These usually provided date, location, author, publisher and any interesting facts. When doing more in-depth research, which has been done on a few selected leaves, we used many resources such as OCLC WorldCat and the Internet Archives to find complete versions of the books. These resources allowed us to find and match bibliographic records to further our knowledge about the pages in our portfolio. Tips for Using the Collection Below you will see the collection split into country of origin, date published, and language. The collection has also been mapped, showing the spread of the pages across the world. More details regarding the map and how to use it can be found in that collection. In addition to these collections, local genres have been added to narrow the collections further, identifying Religious, Illustrated, and Handwritten manuscripts. By using this collection, we are able to see trends in publishing around certain time periods, which varies greatly with location, and see how things have advanced into the printing we know today. Additional Resources
Rimini and Oxford, or, The miraculous picture of Mary, and a divine portrait of the church
Rimini and Oxford, or, The miraculous picture of Mary, and a divine portrait of the church
"Published by request." Includes bibliographical references.
Russkīĭ v︠i︡estnik : [tables of contents]
Russkīĭ v︠i︡estnik : [tables of contents]
You will find here copies of the tables of contents and related pages from the Russkīĭ v︠i︡estnik volumes held by the Ellis Library at the University of Missouri--Columbia. Most of the pages are annotated to indicate whether the pages were from the front, middle, or back of the volumes. Our MERLIN catalog record contains information on the location of the set: http://merlin.mobius.umsystem.edu/record=b2800018.
Secret and Lily Hart
Secret and Lily Hart
On t.p.: The secret and Lily Hart, two tales by Lord Charles Willsby, Verdopolis, 1833., Manuscript signed at the end : Haworth, 1833, Charlotte Brontë., Presented to the University of Missouri Ellis Library by U.S. Senator W.S. Symington on May 9, 1975, among the papers of his wife, E.W. Symington.
Sketch of the life and labours of the late Rev. William Jay
Sketch of the life and labours of the late Rev. William Jay
Sermon text: Hebrews II, 10., Publisher's advertisement at end.
Specimens of some of the written languages of the world
Specimens of some of the written languages of the world
This manuscript dating from between 1817 and 1848 contains Robert Gilmor, Jr.'s transcription of the alphabets of various world languages with some accompanying brief descriptions and additional information. Several translated versions of The Lord's Prayer using these various languages are also found throughout the text. Languages he includes are Arabic, Armenian, Bali, Barman, Bengalley, Bulgarian, Chaldean, Chinese, Dalmatian, Egyptian [multiple forms], English [multiple forms], Ethiopic, Etruscan, Flemish, Georgian, German, Gothic, Greek, Hebrew, Huns, Japonese [Japanese], Irish, Italic, Lampoon, Latin, Malabaric, Nagari, Anglo-Norman, Persian [multiple forms], Phenician [Phoenician], Rejang, Roman, Runic, Russian, Samaritan, Saracen, Saxon, Sclavonian, Servian [multiple forms], Siamic [Thai], Syriac, Syro-Gallilean, Tamoulic [Tamil], Tartaric, Teutonic, Thibetan [Tibetan], Tyrian, Turkish, Welsh., Date range of publication derived from watermark on paper (1817) and death date of author (1848), Probably handwritten, includes blank pages between specimen pages., Robert Gilmor, Jr. (1774-1848) of Baltimore, Maryland was a merchant, ship owner, East-Indian importer and collector who collected art, rare books, autographs, coins, antiquities, stamps, minerals and rocks.--Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America.
Vater unser
Vater unser
holzschnitte von H. M. Pechstein., "Die auflage beträgt 250 numerierte exemplare... nummer 64."

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