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Brigham Young University
by Asioli, Bonifazio, 1769-1832, composer
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Manuscript score
Topic: Vocal duets with piano
Topic: bub_upload
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by Hazemi, Tannaz. aut; MTV Music Television. oth
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Paper, 219 p.
Topics: popular music, nineties, rock, alternative, Musica leggera - 1992-1997 - Discografia
Boston Public Library
by Brescia, Domenico, dedicatee; Container of (work) Boghen, Felice. Andante molto sostenuto; Container of (work) Ricci Signorini, Antonio, 1867- Adagietto espressivo; Container of (work) Masetti, Umberto, 1869-1919. Epitaffio; Coppee, Francʹois, 1842-1908, lyricist
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Each score signed by the composer and dedicated to Domenico Brescia
Topics: Coppee, Francʹois, 1842-1908, Piano trios, String quartets, Songs (High voice) with piano
Source: folio
Boston Public Library
by Piccinni, Niccolo, 1728-1800
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Manuscript
Topic: Songs
Source: folio
Getty Research Institute
by Simelli, Carlo Baldassare
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Binding: marbled paper over boards; leather spine with gilt tooling; red leather label with gilt title on front board; stamp of Collezione Contessa Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt on front pastedown
Getty Research Institute
by Paulini, I., fl. 1570
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Twenty engravings of the roman capitals A-I, L-T, V, and Z, decorated with acanthus leaves and incorporating human figures and satyrs. The letters are set against landscapes that contain scenes chiefly from classical mythology, within rectangular borders of strapwork, figures, and grotesques
Topics: Alphabets, Mythology, Classical
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Anonymous, composer
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Manuscript piano vocal score, not paginated
Topics: Operas, Music
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript reduced score, not paginated
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript reduced score, not paginated
Topic: Operas
UNC Music Library
by Sarti, Giuseppe, 1729-1802, composer; Sacchini, Antonio, 1730-1786, composer; Bertoni, Ferdinando, 1725-1813, composer
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Title devised by cataloger
Topics: Operas, Songs, Italian, Songs with orchestra
Brigham Young University
by Cordella, Geronimo, active 1747-1776, composer
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Title and production information supplied by cataloger
Topics: Operas, Songs with instrumental ensemble
Getty Research Institute
by Piccioni, Matteo, approximately 1615-1671
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Library's copy 1 has binder's title: Piccioni, M. Arch. of Constantine, c. 1655. Leaves of plates are bound with tops parallel to spine
Topics: Relief (Sculpture), Arch of Constantine (Rome, Italy)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Boethius, d. 524; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R; Varchi, Benedetto, 1503-1565
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Half-title: Scelta biblioteca letteraria, 4
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript reduced score, not paginated
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Pellegrini, composer
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Manuscript piano vocal score, not paginated
Topics: Operas, Music
UNC Music Library
by Adolfati, Andrea, 1721 or 1722-1760
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Portions of the ms. are possibly in the composer's hand
Topics: Solo cantatas, Secular, Operas
Getty Research Institute
by Bornaccini, Alessandro, 1772-ca. 1829; Guidi, Costantino, marchese
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Title supplied by cataloger
Topics: Guidi, Costantino, marchese, Painting
Brigham Young University
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer; Palomba, Giuseppe, active 1769-1825, librettist
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Manuscript score
Topic: Operas
rbcgen
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Imprint from colophon
Topic: Voyages and travels
Boston Public Library
by Mayr, Giovanni Simone, 1763-1845, composer; Rossi, Gaetano, 1774-1855, librettist
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Libretto by Gaetano Rossi
Topics: Mayr, Giovanni Simone, 1763-1845, Operas, Music
Source: folio
Boston Public Library
by Mayr, Giovanni Simone, 1763-1845, composer; Rossi, Gaetano, 1774-1855, librettist
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Libretto by Gaetano Rossi
Topics: Mayr, Giovanni Simone, 1763-1845, Operas, Music
Source: folio
Getty Research Institute
by Leone, Scipione; Biancho, Giovanni Paolo; Enocho, Paolo de
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First leaf has dedication signed: Paolo de Enocho romano, and the legend: Gio. Paolo Biancho fe. in Milano. Plate [7] concludes: Il Leone scrisse, l'anno del signore Mille cinquecento novanta otto. Leaf [12] concludes: Scipione Leoni [sic] scrisse in Fiorenza
Topics: Penmanship, Italian, Calligraphy, Lettering, Alphabets
Getty Research Institute
by Berardi, Matteo; Casaletti, Arcangelo; Pizzi, Gioacchino, 1716-1790; Todeschi, Claudio; Accademia degli Arcadi
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Binding: tan paper wrappers
Topics: Parreño, Isabella, marquesa de Llano, Mengs, Anton Raphael, 1728-1779, Mognino, Giuseppe, Gabriel...
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
by Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472; Lauro, Pietro, 16th cent
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Translated by Pietro Lauro
Topic: Architecture
Getty Research Institute
by Gerardi, Filippo Maria; Checchetelli, Giuseppe, ca. 1815-1878; Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878; Franceschi Ferrucci, Caterina, 1803-1887
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20 pamphlets describing celebrations in various Italian cities on the occasion of Pius IX's pardon of political prisoners and exiles on July 16, 1846. [1]-[16] and [20] are excerpts from the Giornale romano la Pallade (nos. 17-32 and 40-41, anno primo). Included are verses and public inscriptions written for the various celebrations. A number of the pamphlets are wholly or in part by Filippo Maria Gerardi, and others are by Giuseppe Checchetelli. [1] reproduces the text of Pius's proclamation....
Topic: Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript full score
Topic: Operas
Incunabula
by Bartolommeo da li Sonetti, fl. 1485; Zamberti, Bartolomeo, fl. 1500, attributed name; Guglielmo, da Trino, fl. 1486-1494, printer; Mocenigo, Giovanni, 1408-1485, dedicatee
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A collection of sonnets on the navigation of the Aegean archipelago, this is also thought to be the first printed book to contain navigational sea charts. There are 48 woodcut charts, two of which are double-page illustrations. Leaves [a]1 recto-[a]3 recto contain a dedicatory epistle, in verse, to the Doge Giovanni Mocenigo, his name being disguised in an acrostic.
Watermark: Medici coat of arms (Heawood 786-- "Florence 1646-7")
Topics: Solo cantatas, Secular, Cantatas, Secular, Music, Music
Columbia University Libraries
by Segneri, Paolo, 1624-1694
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Title from p. [5]
Topics: Catholic Church, Theology
Boston Public Library
by Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848; Romani, Felice, 1788-1865
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For high voice and piano
Topics: Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848, Songs (High voice) with piano, Music
Source: folio
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts
by Dati, Gregorio, 1362-1436; Dati, Leonardo, 1408-1472; de Fidelis, Gaspar, scribe
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A navigational treatise in the form of a poem, with numerous illustrations and maps, written in Pesaro on 7 August 1484.
Topics: Manuscripts, Italian, Cosmography, Geography
Source: bplill
Boston Public Library
by Pae˜r, Ferdinando, 1771-1839, composer; Schmidt, Giovanni, approximately 1775- librettist
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Manuscript in ink
Topic: Operas
Boston Public Library
by Pae˜r, Ferdinando, 1771-1839, composer; Schmidt, Giovanni, approximately 1775- librettist
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Manuscript in ink
Topic: Operas
Boston Public Library
by Pae˜r, Ferdinando, 1771-1839, composer; Schmidt, Giovanni, approximately 1775- librettist
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Manuscript in ink
Topic: Operas
Boston Public Library
by Pae˜r, Ferdinando, 1771-1839, composer; Schmidt, Giovanni, approximately 1775- librettist
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Manuscript in ink
Topic: Operas
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Araldi, Giambattista; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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University of Illinois Library bookplate "From the library of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana Lazelada di Bereguardo, purchased 1921" on the inside front cover
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Araldi, Giambattista; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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University of Illinois Library bookplate "From the library of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana Lazelada di Bereguardo, purchased 1921" on the inside front cover
Boston Public Library
by Piccinni, Niccolo, 1728-1800
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Con accomp. d'orchestra
Topic: Songs
Source: folio
Getty Research Institute
by Borsato, Giuseppe, 1771-1849
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[8], 24 pages, 60 plates 48 cm
Topics: Borsato, Giuseppe, 1771-1849, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Decoration and ornament,...
Getty Research Institute
by Martello, Pier Jacopo, 1665-1727; Dianido, Mirtilo. Vita di Pierjacopo Martello
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Library's copy vol. 1 has bookplate "Adelaide Tacoli Bagnesi J.3." pasted inside the front cover; contemporary full vellum binding, with red morocco spine label lettered: Martelli opere T. 1
Topics: Martello, Pier Jacopo, 1665-1727, Dianido, Mirtilo, Authors, Italian, Tragedy
Getty Research Institute
by Patch, Thomas, 1725-1782
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Title taken from opening of letterpress introd., printed in double columns of Italian and English on p. [1]-[2]. It begins: Tommaso Patch al lettore. Queste pitture di Giotto nella chiesa del Carmine non si vedranno mai più fuor che in queste mie stampe, poichè sono state distrutte dall' incendio dei 28. gennajo dell' anno passato... Thomas Patch to the reader. Those pictures of Giotto in the Church of the Carmelites, are no more to be seen accepting in the following prints, as they have...
Topics: Giotto, 1266?-1337, Spinello, di Luca Spinelli, approximately 1350-1410, Santa Maria del Carmine...
Imprimatur and colophon: p. [1] at end
Topics: Ratta, Gioseffo Carlo Maria, Ceremonial entries, Festivals
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816, composer
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Manuscript reduced score, not paginated
Topic: Operas
17, [1], 18-28 leaves of plates : 39 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Altars -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800, Tombs -- Designs and plans -- Early works to...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Tallien, Jean-Lambert, 1767-2673; Ligurian Republic; Ligurian Republic. Commissione legislativa
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Newberry's copy imperfect: lacking all before p. 3 (including t.p.) and all after p. 68
Topic: Constitutional law
Getty Research Institute
by Vaccari, Francesco, ca. 1636-1687
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13 leaves of plates : 23 x 31 cm
Topic: Perspective -- Early works to 1800
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Science, Science
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=YUJLBgFOEwkC&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Science, Science
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=Hk_yeUP9s7QC&oe=UTF-8
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Finazzi, Giovanni, 1802-1877; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte 1843-1913 former owner. IU-R
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Pages 1-4 wanting; no general t.-p
UNC Inter-Library Loans
by Bonacci Brunamonti, Maria Alinda, 1841-1903; Morandi, Felicità, 1827-1906. Nuovi versi. 1862; Calini, Giacinta. Componimenti poetici. 1870
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A collection chiefly poetical; various authors, various imprints, bound together
Topics: Italian poetry, Occasional verse, Italian
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805; Ferrario, Pompeo., trans; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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Each play has a separate t.-p
Topic: German drama
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805; Ferrario, Pompeo., trans; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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Each play has a separate t.-p
Topic: German drama
Brigham Young University
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Manuscript score
Topic: Songs (High voice) with piano
Getty Research Institute
by Piranesi, Francesco, 1756-1810
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No t.p. Plates signed Franc[esco] Piranesi as engraver. Most plates dated but all unnumbered
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Topics: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778, Statues, Sculpture, Greek, Sculpture, Roman
Boston Public Library
by Brescia, Domenico, author
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A manuscript volume being a treatise on harmonic and melodic invention, possibly meant for publication, the last page dated 14/7/83
Topics: Music theory, Harmony, Melody
Source: folio
The Library of Congress
by Morolin, Pietro Gaspare. [from old catalog]
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Brigham Young University
by Hasse, Johann Adolf, 1699-1783, composer
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Manuscript score
Topic: Operas
Getty Research Institute
by Remondini (Firm)
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The leaves are watermarked GR, allowing them to be attributed to the Remondini mill at Bassano. Cf. Remondini, un editore del Settecento, p. 357
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
by Panizza, Bartolomeo, 1785-1867
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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University of Illinois Library bookplate "From the library of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana Lazelada di Bereguardo, purchased 1921" on the inside front cover
Topic: Architecture
Incunabula
by Jerome, Saint, -419 or 420; Damasus I, Pope, 305-384; Petri, Gabriel, active 1472-1481, printer; Eusebius, of Cremona, Saint, -approximately 423. Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Cyril, Saint, Bishop of Jerusalem, approximately 315-386. De miraculis Hieronymi; Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. Epistola de magnificentiis Hieronymi
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Printer's name from Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum; place and date of publication from colophon (k8 verso): Finita q[ue]sta op[er]a in uenexia a[nno] di 12 sete[m]brio 1476
Topic: Jerome, Saint, -419 or 420
Boston Public Library
by Piccinni, Niccolo, 1728-1800
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́Boston Public Library (Music Department) bound volume includes:́ 1. Vada si dal mio / Johann Gottlieb Naumann -- 2. Poro d'unque mori / Niccolo Piccinni -- 3. An no, povero Prence / Niccolo Piccinni -- 4. Digli ch' io son fedele / Niccolo Piccinni -- 5. Ah che crudel tormento / Niccolo Piccinni -- 6. Questa e sposa, e non e sposa / Niccolo Piccinni -- 7. Zitto un poco / Niccolo Piccinni -- 8. Liberta, che in voi risplende / Niccolo Piccinni -- 9. Poro d'unque mori / Niccolo Piccinni -- 10....
Topic: Songs
Source: folio
American Libraries
by [Castilho Barreto e Noronha, José Feliciano de] 1810-1879. [from old catalog]
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
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Topic: Portuguese literature
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=ibICAAAAMAAJ&oe=UTF-8
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Spinelli, Niccola, 1865-1909, composer; Checchi, Eugenio, 1838-1932, librettist
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Printed libretto, 46 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Spinelli, Niccola, 1865-1909, composer; Checchi, Eugenio, 1838-1932, librettist
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Printed libretto, 46 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
American Libraries
by Carlotta Ferrari
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=wHsNAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
by Carlotta Ferrari
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=bB_DYhoHGVAC&oe=UTF-8
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Manuscript piano vocal score, not paginated
Topics: Operas, Music, Vocal music
The Library of Congress
by Pinto Rebello [de Carvalho] José, b 1792. [from old catalog]
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Topic: Portugal. Cortes
Beneath the words "admit the bearer" on cover of Getty copy is written "Sir M W Ridley Bt MP," followed by the signature of F.C. De Bligny, and "On private view on Wednesday & Thursday 15th & 16th instant [March, 1809]
Topics: Painting, European, Painting
The Library of Congress
by Harvard university. Graduate school of arts and sciences. [from old catalog]
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The Library of Congress
by Kaempfen, Albert, 1826-1907. [from old catalog]; Macedo, Lino de, 1834-1921, [from old catalog] tr
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American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=pV2AIfjF-SQC&oe=UTF-8
Boston Public Library
by Galen; Tarcagnota, Giovanni, d. 1566; Galen
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Imprint from colophon: In Venetia per Michiele Tramezzino MDXLIX
Topics: Psychology, Medicine, Greek and Roman
Source: bplsc