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Antiquitatum Angelicarum Alteris Testamenti libri tres.

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1670

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Shoults Gb 1670 B

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Formis Joannis Burger

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Palaeography (from Greek: παλαιός, palaiós, ‘old’, and γράφειν, graphein, ‘to write’) is the study of ancient and historical handwriting. Correctly reading inscriptions is an obvious skill needed for any student of book history, especially when dealing with provenance. Handwriting can be difficult to decipher. This small inscription concerning an unidentified European library in 1744 is a case in point. A teasing written clue (at back) reveals that this small vellum work was given to the library (‘ex dono’) by Rudolphi Sonneberger, who is noted as a Professor of Poetry. Unfortunately, no further details on him are forthcoming.

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Johann Bissel, “Antiquitatum Angelicarum Alteris Testamenti libri tres. ,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11515.

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