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[Christ praying on the Mount of Olives] / M.S.

Illumination of Solomon and Sheba - Old Testament I

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Mark 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: John 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Luke 1:1]

[Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455: the 1st pages of the Gospels and the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 1:1]

[Printed vellum page from the first book printed in small type. 1459]

Catholicon.

Mainz, Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 14 Aug. (in vigilia Assumptionis Mariae) 1462.

[Marcus Tullus Cicero, bust portrait on page of Latin text]

Liber sextus Decretalium.Mainz, Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 17 Dec. 1465.

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and the devil]

[Printed vellum page from Corpus Juris Civilis, 1468]

Man of sorrow

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[A farmer plowing a field]

Incipit liber tercius de vocabulo arithmetice disciplinae

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surrounding text]

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in decorative border]

Collationes patrum XXIV.

Collationes patrum XXIV.

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

[A volvelle showing the movement of the moon throughout the calendar year]

[The Capture of Christ]

[Portable siege ladder]

[Christ holding Gospels]

[Page of text in Physica, with decorated initial Q]

[Fisherman using hand net]

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

[Bible. Latin. 1476. Vulgate. [from old catalog]]Biblia Latina.Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, 1476.

Die guldin Bibel, innhaltend Belonung der Tugennt vnnd Strouf der Laster.

Die guldin Bibel, innhaltend Belonung der Tugennt vnnd Strouf der Laster.

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

Der Sele Trost.

[World map by Ptolemy]

Gaistliche Vsslegong des Lebe[n]s Jhesu Cristi.

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: the fox and the crane, ca. 1479 - item 57]

[Seelentrost. Dutch. [from old catalog]]Der Sielen Troest.Utrecht, 10 Nov. 1479.

[Fable of crane and peacock]

Praeceptorium divinae legis.[Reutlingen, Michael Greyff, not after 1479]

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron.

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron.

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page

Animals sawing wooden planks

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - frontis and facing page

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page including border

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron.

Coat-of-arms

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron.

[Fable of the lion and the fox; the ass and the wolf]

La Commedia.Divina commediaFlorence, Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 30 Aug. 1481.[372] leaves

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monsters]

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and earth below]

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: Aesop surrounded by symbols of fables, 1481 - #60]

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pots]

[Geometric diagrams in margins of text of first printed edition of Euclid's "Elements," which they illus.: 2 diagrams of text (page headed "II")]

[Title page of Elementa geometrie; with decorated border and initial P and geometric diagrams]

[Geometric diagrams in margins of text of first printed edition of Euclid's "Elements," which they illus.: 2 diagrams at left of text (page headed "Liber")]

[Plantain shown with snake and scorpion to indicate plant is antidote for their bites and stings; and surrounding text]

[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

[Khosrau I (d. 579), king of Persia, seated on throne, directing Burzuwayh, the sage, to go to India to procure the Kalilah Wa Dimnah ("Book of Wisdom")]

De re militari.Verona, Boninus de Boninis, 13 Feb. 1483.[254] leaves (the first and last blank). woodcuts: illus. 32 cm. (fol.)

[The Crucifixion]

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

[Illus: Prognostication: Clergyman ("Jupiter") blessing farmer ("Sagitarius") tilling soil; "Mars" in armor is radiating beams upon them]

Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat : [Mediterraneo e Europa] /

[The Last Supper]

[Speculum humanae salvationis. French. [from old catalog]]Le mirouer de la rede[m]ption de humain lignaige.[Lyons] Matthias Huss, 3 Mar. 1483/84.

[Knight in armor slaying dragon; woman kneeling]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

Des Humeurs et qualites

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

Boethius, d. 524.De consolatione philosophieDe consolatione philosophiae. Dutch & Latin [from old catalog]Ghent, Arend de Keysere, 3 May 1485.

De la cite de Dieu.De civitate Dei. French [from old catalog]Abbeville, Pierre Gérard and Jean Dupré, 24 Nov. 1486

Pilgrim dreaming he is discarding armor under ax held by woman

[Eagle with sheild - coat of arms]

"View of Venice"

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

Siege of Jerusalem by Crusaders, 1099

"View of Venice"

Pope Urban II urging kings and knights to join a Crusade, Nov. 1095

[Farmers harvesting crops]

The ryal book, or A book for a kyng.Somme des vices et des vertus. English [from old catalog][Westminster, William Caxton, ca. 1486]

"View of Venice"

Du Temps

"View of Venice"