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Das Leiden unsers Herren Jhesu Christi
Manuscript on paper in black and red ink with red and green rubricated initials


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American Libraries
Colorful Favorites Goody Two-Shoes (details | read it) Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers c1888 Caw caw; or, the chronicle of crows (details | read it) The house that Jack built, a game of forfeits : to which is added, The entertaining fable of "The Magpie" (details |...
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Canadian Libraries
See a Tag Cloud for the Internet Archive Canadian Libraries Collection(s). Canadian Library Partners Canadian Manufacturer's Trade Journals. Thanks to both the Thomas Fisher Fisher Rare Book Library and the Toronto Public Reference Library, for allowing us to digitize very unique Canadian...
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Universal Library
The Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project, was pioneered by Jaime Carbonell, Raj Reddy, Michael Shamos, Gloriana St Clair, and Robert Thibadeau of Carnegie Mellon University. The Governments of India, China, and Egypt are helping fund this effort through scanning...
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Open Source Books has been renamed to Community Books! (The URL is still the same, though.) These books are books contributed by the community. Click here to contribute your book! For more information and how-to please see http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Texts_and_Books Uploaders, please...
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Project Gutenberg
Books of Interest Alice Underground: being a facimile of the original book later developed into Alice in Wonderland (1882) (details | read it) The Dance (by An Antiquary): Historic Illustrations of Dancing from 3300 B.C. to 1911 A.D. (details | read it) Gulliver's Travels (details |...
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections. This literature is made available for open access and responsible use as a part of a...
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Children's Library
Books of Interest Abroad 1882 Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1900 Cinderella 1865 Books for children from around the world. From University of California Libraries (list), the University of Florida's "Literature for Children" Collection, the National Yiddish...
2,815 items
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