Antique Collector - Antique Manuscripts

The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of roughly 1,000 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1979 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea) in the West Bank. The texts are of great religious and historical significance, as they include practically the only known surviving copies of Biblical documents made before 100 AD, and preserve evidence of considerable diversity of belief and practice within late Second Temple Judaism. They are written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, mostly on parchment, but with some written on papyrus.

Publication of the scrolls has taken many decades, and the delay has been a source of academic controversy. As of 2007 two volumes remain to be completed, with the whole series, Discoveries in the Judean Desert, running to thirty nine volumes in total. Many of the scrolls are now housed in the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.

Antique Manuscripts

A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology: 1450 to 2000
by Peter Beal
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Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: OUP Oxford (20 Dec 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0199265445
ISBN-13: 978-0199265442
Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 3 cm

Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Theory of Relativity
by Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativity, one of the most revolutionary and influential scientific documents of the twentieth century. All 72 handwritten pages along with an English translation of the original German text. Einstein's 1912 Manuscript provides a glimpse into one of the greatest minds of the last century.

Employing basic collage techniques, these artists have created a wide range of distinctive collage projects using antique documents, vintage boxes and glassware, handmade papers, and ephemera of all kinds. Shows how vintage collectibles such as postcards, letters, prints, and photographs can be transformed into stunning works of art using just a few step-by-step techniques.

Vintage Collage-works: Artful Ideas with Antique Ephemera Maryjo Koch
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Heavily illustrated with color plates of manuscript pages and details, this oversized volume (9x12") contains an thorough presentation of the study of medieval manuscripts that will be of use to medievalists as well as their students. The process of manuscript production is described in detail, including the production of vellum.

Introduction to Manuscript Studies
by Raymond Clemens
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Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide
by Gary Lovisi
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This price guide, intended for the general public and fully illustrated in color, divides collectable paperbacks into seven areas: fantastic literature, mysteries, westerns, sports, media related, social issues, and miscellaneous, providing examples of each genre and price listings for the books in good, very good, and fine condition.

Manuscripts of the Silk Road
by Ramsay Fendall
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In 1907 Sir Aurel Stein made one of the most sensational archaeological finds of all time: at Dunhuang he discovered a cache of thousands of manuscripts dating from the 5th to 11th centuries in several different languages. Most such documents have ended up in institutions like the British Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale and other national libraries in India, China and Japan.

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