Showcasing the digital collections of Harvard's Houghton Library, including illustrations, photographs, bookbindings and more.
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Wild men, clowns, chess-playing automatons & more, from the Harvard Theatre Collection. Our Curator’s Choice for August from Houghton Library, Harvard -http://bit.ly/1salEho

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Wild men, clowns, chess-playing automatons & more, from the Harvard Theatre Collection. Our Curator’s Choice for August from Houghton Library, Harvard -http://bit.ly/1salEho

Agricola, Georg, 1494-1555. De re metallica, 1661.

Typ 565.61.127 

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Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal : manuscript, [between 1485 and 1490].

MS Typ 443.1

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Meurisse, Martin, 1584-1644. Artificiosa totivs logices descriptio, 1614.
*FB6.M5718.614a
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Meurisse, Martin, 1584-1644. Artificiosa totivs logices descriptio, 1614.

*FB6.M5718.614a

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Catholic Church. Hore intemerate Virginis Marie secundum vsum Romanum incipiunt feliciter. [Paris : Antoine Vérard, 8 February 1489/90]
Typ Inc 8414.5
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Catholic Church. Hore intemerate Virginis Marie secundum vsum Romanum incipiunt feliciter. [Paris : Antoine Vérard, 8 February 1489/90]

Typ Inc 8414.5

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Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554. De architectvra libri qvinqve, 1569.
Typ 525.69.781
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Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554. De architectvra libri qvinqve, 1569.

Typ 525.69.781

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Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri decem,1567.
OLC.V834.567
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Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri decem,1567.

OLC.V834.567

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For National Dog Day, check out these pampered pooches from early 17th century Venice.

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Franco, Giacomo, 1550-1620. Habiti delle donne venetiane intagliate in rame nuouament, [1609?]

Typ 625 09.405

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Scève, Maurice, active 16th century. La magnifica et triumphale entrata del christianiss. re di Francia Henrico secondo di questo nome, 1549.

Typ 515.49.772

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Hirschvogel, Augustin, 1503-1553. Geometria, 1543.

Typ 520.43.454

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