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Remarks on the Manuscripts in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society free pdf Excerpt from Remarks on the Manuscripts in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society It is proposed in this report to speak more at length of this department of the Society's collections, with the view of bringing to the attention of members its real value as an aid to historical investigations. The earliest manuscripts in our library are two richly illuminated missals- one, supposed to have been written early in the 14th century, is a small volume with designs in gold and colors, and another is a Persian tale or romance, with gilt border to each page, and several highly colored illustrations. The wooden covers of this volume are ornamented both inside and out with representations of men and women, birds and reptiles, all in brilliant colors. A folio volume of the Koran in manuscript is also one of the attractions in the show-case in the main hall. From our collection of manuscripts there have been printed, under direction of the Committee of Publication: "The Diary of John Hull, Mint Master and Treasurer of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay," with a memoir by Samuel Jennison and notes by Edward E. Hale. Archaeologia Americana, Vol. III. "A short discourse of a Voyage made in ye yeare of our lord 1613. to ye late discovered Countrye of Greenland- and a briefe discription of ye same countrie, and ye Comodities yer raised to ye Adventurers." This was published by the Antiquarian Society in Vol. IV. of Archaeolgia Americana, with an introduction and notes by Samuel F. Haven, LL.D. Fifty copies were also printed in separate form. Note Book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641. Edited by Edward Everett Hale. With a sketch of the life of Lechford by J. H. Trumbull. Archaeologia Americana, Vol. VII. The Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin, Librarian of the American Antiquarian Society, 1829-1835, with an introduction and notes by Nathaniel Paine, Worcester, 1901. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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Author : Nathaniel Paine
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 133197724X
EAN : 9781331977247
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Number of Pages : 44 pages
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Language : English
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