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A fortune-telling manual, giving the meanings of various combinations of tarot cards.
Marcolini, Francesco, approximately 1500-approximately 1559. Le sorti di Francesco Marcolino … intitolate Giardino di pensieri, 1540.
Typ 525.40.558 
Houghton Library, Harvard University

A fortune-telling manual, giving the meanings of various combinations of tarot cards.

Marcolini, Francesco, approximately 1500-approximately 1559. Le sorti di Francesco Marcolino … intitolate Giardino di pensieri, 1540.

Typ 525.40.558 

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of an antelope, 1830s.
MS Typ 55.12
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of an antelope, 1830s.

MS Typ 55.12

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543. Icones mortis, 1547.
Typ 515.47.456
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543. Icones mortis, 1547.

Typ 515.47.456

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Beham, Hans Sebald, 1500-1550. Das Kunst vnd Lere Büchlin, Sebalden Behems. Malen vnd reissen zulernen, nach rechter Proportion, Mass vnd aussteylung des Circkels, 1557.

Typ 520.57.201

Houghton Library, Harvard University

De Dene, Edewaerd. De vvarachtighe fabvlen der dieren, 1567.
Typ 530.67.124
Houghton Library, Harvard University

De Dene, Edewaerd. De vvarachtighe fabvlen der dieren, 1567.

Typ 530.67.124

Houghton Library, Harvard University

As Scotland votes on its independence referendum tomorrow, a look back at some items from our collection promoting the union of the two crowns after the accession of James I in 1603.

Disclaimer: Houghton takes no position on the merits of union between Scotland and England, now or in 1603.

Cornwallis, William, Sir, -1631? The miraculous and happie union of England and Scotland. STC 5782.5

Thornborough, John, 1551-1641. A discourse plainely proving the euident vtilitie and vrgent necessitie of the desired happie vnion of the two famous kingdomes of England and Scotland. STC 24035

Hayward, John, Sir, 1564?-1627. A treatise of union of the two realmes of England and Scotland. STC 13011

Tonight PBS airs the third part of Ken Burns’ new documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film spans the century between Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962, and its first three episodes feature a number of images from Houghton’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.
Theodore Roosevelt in South America, 1913
560.81
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Tonight PBS airs the third part of Ken Burns’ new documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film spans the century between Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962, and its first three episodes feature a number of images from Houghton’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.

Theodore Roosevelt in South America, 1913

560.81

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biblia sacra, Hebraicae, Chaldaice, Graece et Latine, 1569.
Typ 530.69.210
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biblia sacra, Hebraicae, Chaldaice, Graece et Latine, 1569.

Typ 530.69.210

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Tonight PBS airs the second part of Ken Burns’ new documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film spans the century between Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962, and its first three episodes feature a number of images from Houghton’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.
Theodore Roosevelt standing on Glacier Point in Yosemite, 1903.
560.51 1903-117
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Tonight PBS airs the second part of Ken Burns’ new documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film spans the century between Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962, and its first three episodes feature a number of images from Houghton’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.

Theodore Roosevelt standing on Glacier Point in Yosemite, 1903.

560.51 1903-117

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a rodent, 1830s.
MS Typ 55.12
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a rodent, 1830s.

MS Typ 55.12

Houghton Library, Harvard University