Humanistic script of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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Published by Bodleian Library in Oxford, Eng .
Written in English


  • Calligraphy, Italian

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Edition Notes

SeriesBodleian picture books -- no. 12.
ContributionsBodleian Library.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p., [12] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23236422M

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