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Works of Voltaire manuscript

  • MS028
  • Item
  • 1736

Fair copy by an unknown hand of Voltaire's poem transcribed from a manuscript in the library of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The volume contains manuscripts of: Epitre a Uranie (8 p.); Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois; Dissertation sur Le livre des trois imposteurs (28 p.); and, Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois. All three manuscripts are bound into one volume. There is no agreement on the authorship of Les trois imposteurs.

Catalogue of library books manuscript

  • MS031
  • Item
  • c.1875

This item is a ledger with printed lines and headings for the author, location, no. of volumes, size, and date of each item in a library. There are alphabetical tabs and on the cover, stamped in gold it says "Hazelby. Catalogue of Library." followed by the word "Richmond", which has been crossed out. Loose at the beginning of the manuscript are two pages title "Books to leave at Richmond", suggesting the catalogue was made for the Hazelby library prior to the move and then modified following the move. The catalogue was written in two hands, there seems to be a complete list in one hand and then, presumably a later one, that is only for A and B, but considerably more extensive.

Irish and Scottish song manuscript collection

  • MS032
  • Item
  • 1861-1889

The manuscript contains over one hundred Irish and Scottish songs, collected by Harry S. Higginson. The index at the front goes as high as ninety-one songs at page 98, but there are songs until page 162, suggesting approximately 150 titles. Song lyrics are by Thomas Moore, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and others. In the front of the book Higginson has also kept track of his movements.

Loose with the manuscript is a clipping for the "Connaught Foxes" (between pp. 99-100) song and two other hand written notes, one of which has the Legend of the seven churches of Glendalough written by Henry S. Wedderburn and The Bengalee Baboo.

Knights of Malta - Primo trattato del commun tesoro dell'ordine militare de Sant' Giovanni Battista Gerosolomitano, appellato inappresso di Rodi hoggidi detto di Malta. Opera prima de questa materia del Venerando Prior Caravita. Tomo V

  • MS034
  • Item
  • 1719

Translation of title: The First Treaty of the Sacred Treasury of the Military Order of Saint John the Baptist of Jerusalem, hereafter named of Rhodes, today named of Malta. The first work on this matter of the Reverend Prior Caravita. 5th volume.

Knights of Malta - Secundo trattato del commun tesoro dell'ordine militare de Sant' Giovanni Battista Gerosolomitano, inappresso di Rodi apellato hoggidi detto di Malta. Opera seconda de qusta materia del Venerando Prior Caravita. Tomo VI

  • MS035
  • Item
  • 1719

Translation of title: The Second Treaty of the Sacred Treasury of the Military Order of Saint John the Baptist of Jerusalem, hereafter named of Rhodes, today named of Malta. The second work on this matter of the Reverend Prior Caravita. 6th volume.

Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane manuscript

  • MS036
  • Collection
  • 1832-1868

Collection contains the following items:
Poems, anecdotes, and jokes collected by Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane, 124 p. manuscript;
Abbotsford the Seat of Sir Walter Scott by W. H. Lizars, an engraving;
The White Rock as in 1833 by E. M. L., a drawing in pencil on gray paper;
Town and Mountains / by E. M. L., a drawing in pencil; and,
Asian gentleman, ship, flora and fauna, a series of watercolours.

Keane, Mary Jane Arbuthnot

Book of Purity and Prayer

  • MS037
  • Collection
  • 17??-19??

Fair copy in an unknown hand or hands. Commentary on the original manuscript has been added around the margin and on inserted loose sheets. -- Contents page is illuminated in red, gold and blue. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, that is upside down. Text is predominantly Arabic with some Persian. Table of contents is in Persian. The manuscript contains instructions on conduct for living an Islamic life.

Qur'an manuscript

  • MS038
  • Item
  • 18--

An incomplete manuscript. Contains all of the Qur'an but also contains other prayers. Part of a series, neither the first or last volume. Turkish in origin. Illumination in black, gold, green, and red. There are two pages containing only illumination in the same colours.

Qur'an manuscript

  • MS039
  • Item
  • before 1800?

Manuscript also contains a prayer not from the Qur'an. Illumination in floral pattern.

Andrew Lang manuscript

  • MS040
  • Item
  • c.1911

The collection consists of two manuscripts bound together in same volume. Stamped on spine:
Andrew Lang. Last Ms. The two manuscripts are described as follows:
Books and Bookmen. 14 July [1911 or 1912], 15 p. New introduction for Books and Bookmen, 1912.
Religio Loci. 8 Ap[ril 1910 or 1911], 61 p. Contribution to Votiva Tabella. St. Andrew's, 1911.

Lang, Andrew

Legendary of Middle Dutch prose

  • MS041
  • Item
  • [13--?]-[14--?]

Contains ii + 163 leaves of paper. The book is re-backed with contemporary morocco leather over boards with a single clasp in the Germanic style. Contains the following lives: Saints Margaret, Pantaleon, Boniface, Oldulphus, Marcus and Marcellianus, Tiburtius, Barbara, Dorothea, and Fides, Spes, Caritas and their mother, Sophia and some additional material.

Musica Italiana

  • MS043
  • Item
  • 1823

Manuscript contains the following musical scores in several different hands:
Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter von,1714-1787; Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868; Carafa de Colobrano, Michele Enrico, 1787-1872; Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842; Fioravanti, Valentino, 1764-1837.
Nella capricciosa pentita; La prima notte del matrimonio; aria del sig. Vincenzo Martini, 47 p.
Orfeo; chi mai dell'erebo e cori del Sig. Cristofaro Gluck, 45 p.
Achille; dunque andiam, più non si tardi; terzetto; con accompagnamento di pianoforte del sig. Ferdinando Paër, 49 p.
La Biondina; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Buona notte amato bene; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Nel tancredi finale; ciel che feci & musica; del Sig. Gioacchino Rossini, 27 p.
Berenice in Siria; perché'mio cor' perché? duetto con accompagnamento di piano forte; musica del cavaliere Michele Carafa, 27 p.
Che ascoltai! terzetto; del sig. L. Cherubini, 35 p.
Nell'adelaide, e comingie pittore; versa il mio sangue; scena, e duetto; con accompagnamento di piano forte; del sig. Valentino Fioravanti, 45 p.
Scena ed' aria; nella'semiramide del celebre Rossini; eseguita dal S. Galli; con forte piano, 27 p.
Bella immago degli dei; duetto; nella semiramide del sig. maestro Gioacchino Rossini, 47 p.
Terzetto nella semiramide del celebre Rossini con forte piano, 7 p.

Ristretto delli dominij, monti, selue, laghi, fiumi, deserti et metropoli ò città capitali, et nobili de tutte le quattro parti della terra ò sia; breue prattica de paesi delle quattro parti dell terra fatica / di Gio Battista Nicolosi da Paternó in Sicilia

  • MS044
  • Item
  • 165-?

Translation of title: Limited descriptions of domains, mountains , forests, lakes , rivers , deserts and cities or capital cities , nobles and of all four parts of the earth ; a brief description of the countries of the four parts of the [workable?] earth fatigue / Gio Battista Nicolosi from Paternó in Sicily.

The manuscript is presumably related to Battista's published work, Dell' Hercole e studio geografico (1660).

Richard Nisbet manuscript

  • MS045
  • Item
  • 1786

The manuscript is titled "Richard Nisbet's Navigation Book". A bookplate bearing his coat of arms and motto (Vis Fortibus Arma) with his initials is affixed to the pastedown of the front board. A smaller binder's mark is affixed in the upper left corner of the front pastedown indicating that the manuscript was bound by T. Hookham of New Bond Street [London]. The front board bears the word "Navigation" embossed in gold. The manuscript contains 177 pages of text with extensive geometric diagrams, some of which have been coloured. A sea chart of the area around the English Channel and Bay of Biscay has been tipped in near the centre of the manuscript.

Nisbet, Richard

Naval flags and signals

  • MS046
  • Item
  • [c.1775]

An illustrated guide to naval flags, indicating their meaning and where they should be placed on the ship. The inclusion of Vice-Admiral Anson's night signals, but lack of Captain Sir Home Popham's words and phrases, suggests that the manuscript was written between 1747-1799, though it is possible that it dates from prior to 1747 and Anson's signals were added at a later date.

Divers prieres

  • MS047
  • Item
  • 16--/17--

Translation of Title: Various Prayers.

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