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Das güldene A B C für Jederman, der gern mit Ehren wolt bestahn
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Detail from Das güldene A B C für Jederman, der gern mit Ehren wolt bestahn Published in Ephrata [Pa., s.n.] 1772 Special Collections has a small selection of broadsides almost exclusively German language and 18th century.
De origine ac progressu schismatis Anglicani
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Nicolai Sanderi’s De origine ac progressu schismatic Anglicani published in Rome, 1586 contains a history of the Reformation with additions by Robert Persons and John Hart’s account of his imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Farm Friends
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Detail from Farm Friends, a rare large format children’s picture book dating from the early 20th century. The Children’s Books in Special Collections feature over 400 titles including folk tales from around the world and Caldecott winners.
Gray’s New Map of Harrisonburg
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Detail from Gray’s New Map of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia 1877. The Map Collection is primarily composed of local, municipal and land development maps from the last century along with reprints of 18th century surveys.
Latin Antiphonary
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Detail from a single vellum leaf in a Latin Antiphonary, Catholic Church, Germany ca. 1350. The initial and line of text under the red stave reads “Alleluia” in an early Gothic hand. Music, rubrics and texts from the Books of Psalms and Matthew.
Odes of Anacreon
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Odes of Anacreon translated from the Greek by Thomas Moore and published in London in 1803 features a watercolor fore-edge painting of a coastal scene with two figures on the shore, cliffs and a sailing ship.
Spirit of the Valley
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This masthead for the Spirit of the Valley comes from a small selection of digitized newspapers in the Rockingham Union Lodge Collection. The newspaper was in the contents of a time capsule interred in 1906 and opened in 2006.
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray published in London, 1840 features a masterful watercolor fore-edge painting of a country church vignette hidden under the gilding on the text block.
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