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Pierre de L'Estoile bound manuscript fragment

Call Number: MS C72
Overview Fragments of poems, prose, and other items from 16th century French diarist Pierre de L'Estoile.
Dates: after 1591, probably before 1611

Pierre Villars' Memoirs of the Court of Spain

Call Number: MS C84
Overview Mémoires de la Cour d'Espagne depuis l'année 1678, jusqu'en l'année 1682. Leaf [1] blank, leafs [2-3] are an Introduction suggesting le marquis de Villars to be the author. Engraved portrait of Louis Hector, duc de Villars, with another version pasted on the back. Leaf [4] most of introduction, leaf [5] blank, numbered pages 1-427 text. Leaf [1-12] at the end of the volume is Tables de maitieres, leaf [13] blank. There are also two letters found laid in the volume, located at MS P196.
Dates: after 1682 (18th century?)

Saint Sauveur book of medical and technological receipts

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D156
Overview Primarily medical receipts (informal directions for compounding and administering folk-remedies); some horse-medicine; also directions for making pigments, for fishing, for removing ink-spots, for secret writing, for catching birds, for making varnish, for mending china...
Dates: approximately 1739

Two literary manuscripts by Mademoiselle de Lubert

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B182
Overview Marie-Madeleine de Lubert (1702-1785), whose published books identify her more formally as Mlle (Mademoiselle) de Lubert, was the author of about a dozen contes de fées (fairy stories). The two texts in the volume in this collection, "Les événements comiques conte" and "Chélidonide histoire grecque," are unpublished literary manuscripts attributed to Mlle de Lubert.
Dates: approximately 1740-1760

Un Voyage aérien; dans cinquante ans.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K32
Overview This collection comprises a single manuscript volume containing a novel entitled "Un Voyage aérien; dans cinquante ans," written by Eugène Farcot, a French scientist and engineer known especially as a clockmaker but with a strong interest in aeronautics. The novel describes a fantastic voyage, set fifty years in the future in 1914, to Africa in a large, steam-powered dirigible airship. The novel has 13 chapters; each chapter is foliated separately.
Dates: 1864

Vaudevilles Codex

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C186
Overview Some 1450 songs and verses in a French cursive of about 1695. A number of poems are dated 1682-3, and some back to 1664. They are rather free excursions on the foibles of aristocrats and others in the public eye. Among the names figure Sully, Maintenon, T. Corneille; Mancini, etc. The music to which the airs fit is suggested often, as by Lully or the Italian comedians.
Dates: approximately 1695

Voyage dans les provinces meridionales de la France

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B12
Overview Travel diary kept by Monsieur L'Abbe G, professor emeritus at the University of Paris, to the southern provices of France in 1758.
Dates: 1758

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