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    • Lectionary (Lectionarium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1150
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • A Lectionary contains selected readings from the Epistles and Gospels as well as the Acts of the Saints and the Lives of the Martyrs. These were read by the sub-deacon from a side pulpit. This practice necessitated that they be written in a...
    • Bible (Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1250
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • These miniature or portable manuscript copies of the Jerome version of the Bible were nearly all written by the young wandering friars of the newly founded order of Dominicans. With almost superhuman skill and patience, and without the aid of...
    • Book of Hours (Horæ Beatæ Mariæ Virginis). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1450
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • In the second half of the 15th century, the devout and wealthy laymen had a wide selection of Books of Hours from which to choose, both manuscript volumes and printed texts. These were often sold, in large cities, in book stalls erected directly in...
    • Missal (Missale) [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1450
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • The Missal, written for the convenience of the priests, combined the separate books formerly used in different parts of the service; namely, the Oratorium, Lectionarium, Evangeliarium, Canon, and others. Gutenberg, who printed his famous First...
    • Missal (Missale). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1500
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • A Missal gives the service of the mass and is used by the clergy. The text is lengthy and in this large script would occupy many hundred pages. One wonders why this particular manuscript copy on vellum was written some forty years after Antonius...
    • [Circular for Walnut St. Theatre, Charlotte Cushman]

    • 1842-10-31
    • MSS255 Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
    • Circular of the Walnut St. Theatre in Philadelphia on Oct. 31, 1842, signed by the theatre's manager, American tragic actress Charlotte Cushman. The circular is letterpressed on official Walnut St. Theatre staionery and is signed in ink. The...
    • [Correspondence from Edwin Forrest]

    • 1845-07-03
    • MSS255 Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
    • Correspondence from American actor Edwin Forrest (1806-1872) to his friend James Lawson dated July 3rd, 1845. The letter is written in ink on one large piece of white paper and folded in half to make four sides. The first three pages contain...
    • The song of Hiawatha [binding]

    • 1855
    • Rare Books general collection
    • Dark grayish-brown fine vertical rib cloth; large ornament in center with four small ornaments in corners, all within triple ruled outer border, all blindstamped; front cover design repeated on back cover; lettering and rules on spine in gilt and...
    • Little songs for little people [binding]

    • 1862
    • Early Juvenile Literature Collection
    • Grayish-yellowish-brown honeycomb grain cloth; publisher's device in center with criss-crossed rules in center, four panels make up border with large floral designs in corners, all in blind; front cover repeated on back cover in blind; spine...
    • [Autograph of Edwin Forrest]

    • 1862-03-02
    • MSS255 Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
    • Autograph of Edwin Forrest (1806-1872), first star of the American stage. The autograph is in ink and accompanies a quote by Joseph Addison which Forrest wrote above his name in Philadelphia on March 2, 1862. The quote and autograph were written on...
    • ["The Ray" Newspaper, Boston Theatre, "Rip Van Winkle"]

    • 1875-05-12
    • MSS255 Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
    • "The Ray" newspaper, dated 12 May 1875, a publication of the Boston Theatre. This newspaper is printed on one large sheet of thin paper and folded in half to be four pages long. The cover page advertises that evening's performance of "Rip Van...
    • The new day : a poem in songs and sonnets [binding]

    • 1876
    • Charles M. Adams American Trade Bindings Collection
    • Dark blue (C183) fine diagonal rib cloth over bevelled boards; large gilt peacock feather; spine lettered and ruled in gilt; vivid deep red coated endpapers. Unsigned, designed by Helena de Kay Gilder.
    • Gold dust [binding]

    • 1880
    • Woman's Collection
    • Yellowish-white (C92)calico-texture cloth large pointed oval in center within border of hollow triangles and solid flame shapes, double silver curved rules divide cover horizontally with diamond pattern vines, two circles enclosing flowers, and...
    • [Program for Grand Opera House, Milwaukee,"The Rivals"]

    • 1881-10-31
    • MSS255 Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
    • Program for October 31, 1881 from the Grand Opera House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) in Sheridan's "The Rivals." The program is printed on both sides of one large sheet of paper then folded in half to deliver four...
    • A bachelor's talks about married life and things adjacent [binding]

    • 1884
    • Woman's Collection
    • Dark yellowish-brown (C78) diagonal fine rib cloth; elaborately decorated in black with fronds, panels, medallions, borders, author's name, and rules across front cover and spine, gilt ornamental panel with title in reserved brown on cover and...

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