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Inscribed in the 12th century, this nameless lectionary contains an invocation to the Lord and was most likely used in the celebration of the Christian Mass. A liturgical book is one used during the ceremony of the Mass as opposed to a reference…

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Books of Hours, or Horæ in Latin were often lavishly decorated books of prayers, rites for canonical hours of the day, and readings from the Bible developed during the 1300s and based on longer ecclesiastical texts of devotions performed during the…

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On the front page of this piece (two lines from the top starting with the enlarged B) is Luke chapter 1 lines 68-79. This is known as the Benedictus or Canticle of Zechariah. This is the prayer which Zachariah said when John the…

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Initially entitled Legenda sanctorum (Readings on the Saints), The Golden Legend was compiled about the year 1275 by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa and a member of the Dominican Order. The Golden Legend was, perhaps, the most widely read…

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This original copy was printed in 1789, the very plain design of the cover of the book with the rough uneven edges of the pages give the book a very notebook or journal like feel rather than a professionally printed book. Also the handwritten…

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Rudyard Kipling is one of the most celebrated English writers of his time. He wrote novels, short stories, poems, and journal articles. Born in India in 1895 during its time in the British Empire, Kipling travelled to England to be educated in a…

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Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, or more commonly known in modern literature as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, was an English poet during the Romantic Movement of the 18th century. As a child, Barrett was homeschooled as the eldest of twelve children and her…

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This a hardback maroon colored book with gold plated pages. There is a small missing patch on the spine.Washington dedicated this book to his wife, Mrs. Margaret James Washington, and brother, Mr. John H. Washington. There are seventeen chapters.This…

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Cranford is a collection of satirical stories about life in the countryside in Victorian-era England. It was initially published in 1853 as a full novel, though before this it was published serially in Household Words, which was edited by Charles…

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Jane Eyre - Covers, Endpapers, & Fullpage Proof Lithographs is a collection of lithographs that were inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. The book contains numerous lithographs that illustrate certain scenes from the novel, in total…
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