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Gregorio Leti. Critique historique, politique, morale, economique, & comique sur les lotteries. Amsterdam, 1697. Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Cleaning books in 1709

cleaning books, "Because I keep acquiring books to such an extreme.I do nothing but clean off the dust, I left the order of the learned. I have become a fool even if nobody recognizes this, my wife calls me one.

Magnificently preserved, the manuscript exhibits unique development from an originally Flemish to a later French style.

The Evangelist Mark, De Gros-Carondelet Book of Hours, Illuminated manuscript on vellum, century

Literary, MS M.763 fol. 195r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Hugo, von Trimberg, ca. Der Renner Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the century MS Folio

Folio 5r Ezra of Codex Amiatinus.  Folio 5r from the Codex Amiatinus (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Amiatinus 1), Ezra the scribe. "When the sacred books had been consumed in the fires of war, Ezra repaired the damage."

Folio Ezra of Codex Amiatinus. Folio from the Codex Amiatinus (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Amiatinus Ezra the scribe. "When the sacred books had been consumed in the fires of war, Ezra repaired the damage.

the scholar in her study, woodcut from iacopo filippo foresti, de plurimis claris selectisque mulieribus, 1497

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