Six loose leaves from a commital register (registre d’écrous) of the Châtelet, the central Paris jail, containing 71 entries regarding the commital of people between 24 April and 24 May 1412. These are the earliest surviving portions of the medieval registers of the Paris jail.
Manuscript book of hours for the use of Rouen, written and illuminated in Rouen, France sometime during the 15th century. Includes the typical common elements of a book of hours: church year calendar in French; readings from the Gospels; Hours of the Virgin, a set of eight devotional texts in Latin, one to be recited at each of the eight canonical hours of the day; penitential psalms, litany of saints, prayers for the dead, and prayers to the Virgin. Script: Latin text in gothic hand in black, with instructions in red ink, 15 lines per page; months of the calendar illuminated in gold, with saints' days written in red or blue ink. Illustrations: includes 11 large miniatures within arched frames, of scenes from the life of Christ (Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion, Pietà), as well as portraits of the four Evangelists, King David with his harp, and St. Michael overcoming the devil; donor portrait on verso of leaf 53; all miniatures vividly colored and illuminated in red, blue, green, rose, black, and white; enclosed by richly painted and illuminated borders of arabesques, leafy branches, flowers and strawberry vines; illuminated floral borders along text margins; large and small illuminated rose and blue capitals. Binding: bound in blind-stamped calf over boards by Cambridge stationer and bookbinder Nicholas Spierinck, with date of 1520 supplied by Ferrari; upper and lower boards decorated with small blind-tooled square stamps containing figures of beasts and birds, and the device of binder with his initials "N" and "S," arranged in intersecting horizontal and vertical rows; vellum endpapers; all edges gilt. In modern beige cloth and brown leather clamshell box having gold-stamped spine title "Book of Hours." Provenance: From the library of Viscount Lee of Fareham, White Lodge, Richmond Park. A gift to Dr. Elmer Belt from Evelyn Cushman, 1954. Dr. Belt's illustrated bookplate on recto of front endleaf, with caption "From the House of Belt."In Latin and French.
Written in Paris in the mid-fifteenth century. Two generations of births are recorded in the calendar for the periods 1543-1549 and 1573-1585. There are notes (badly faded) about the intermarried families of Petit and Cheron on virtually every folio of the calendar, mostly in the spacious bottom margin. Verse f. 120v: “L’an mil cinq cent soixante neuf / entre Coignac et Casteauneuf / fut porté mort sur une anesse / le grand ennemy(?) de la messe.” Ex libris f. iv: “Ces presentes heures appartient a Claude Petit femme de Barthelemey Cheron, demourant a Arulommiers en Boys” and another on f. 120 (last flyleaf): “Jadiz fuz a Marguerite Touart en son vivante femme de Jehan[?] Cheron qui estoit [sic] pere & mere de Barthelemy Cheron …” continued with notes in successive hands tracing the descent of the book in the same family until the 18th century, mentioning names of a later Jehan Cheron and of Maître Pierre Cheron. Lot 641 in an unidentified 19th-century American sale (printed paper label on front pastedown). Bought by William Tasker in whose family it remained; for other manuscripts belonging to Tasker see lots 63 (Michael of Belluno, Speculum conscientie, Italy 1404, from the same 19th -century American sale) and 67 (Ps. Albertus Magnus, Liber speculi, De veris virtutibus, Germany 1473) in the same Sotheby’s sale catalog. Acquired from Sotheby’s London, 17 June 1997, lot 75, by Richard and Mary Rouse. Given to UCLA in 2005.
Physical description:Paper (very thin), 3 leaves (a separate leaf and a bifolium), 265 x 193 (218 x 138) mm. In 2 columns of 50 to 60 lines, not ruled. Written by one scribe in a late batarde script. The ink has bled through, making the text hard to read.
Parchment, 2 half-leaves, trimmed horizontally, turned 90o, and bound together: folio 1: 155 x 153 (112 x 113) mm.; folio 2: 148 x 212 (158 x 124) mm. 2 columns (full column width survives in all cases), of perhaps 38/44 line originally (19/20 lines survive), ruled with lead point. Written by one scribe in hybrida libraria, in dark brown ink. Substantial fifteenth-century marginalia from before the sheets were trimmed, in two different hands
Tome Huitieme, Qui contient un paralléle historique des cérémonies religieuses de tous les peuples anciens et modernes, & la description de divers usages singuliers, prétendus religieux, ou qui ont quelque raport à la religion
The card shows a picture of a lady with her two kids sleeping on the bed, the lady is reading an edvertisement on a newspaper, in the first page it is written on it the title of the card "Mrs.Winslow's soothing syrup for children teething" and there is a drawing of a syrup tube by the end of the 1st page on the newspaper. On the back of the card there is a picture of a calendar of the year of 1886, also there is a small paragraph in English which is translated to German and French.
The card shows a picture of a lady holding a baby sitting in a garden, next to her there is the baby bed. On the back of the card there is a picture of a calendar from May 1885 to May 1888, also there is a small paragraph in english which is translated to german and french.
Front of the card depicts a woman who is leaning on one hand, holding a bottle of the syrup and with the other hand, holding a nude, but seemingly happy infant while looking at the child compassionately with a smile. She is wearing a white robe over a red dress in an outdoor garden. Meant to indicate that syrup makes everyone’s life happy.
Front of the card shows a women in bed with her two children. She is holding an infant with one hand and reading a newspaper with other hand; the newspaper page says "Mrs. Winslow's soothing syrup for children teething," while her other child is leaning on her. A bottle of the syrup is on the night table.The back of the card contains a calendar and texts in English, French and German, but unfortunately the card is damaged and some parts of the card cannot be read, mainly the date on the card.
Card image: Fanciful seascape, with a person riding astride a floating barrel and using a parasol as a sail. The person appears to have a rifle slung across his back and is wearing a broad-brimmed, conical straw hat. There is a crescent moon with a face in the upper left corner, and a junk sailing in the right background. To the left in the background is a small strip of land with pagodas on it.
Note on the front of postcard: L.L.A.A.R.R.: Le Duc de Brabant, le Comte de Flandre, la Princesse Marie-Jose.Note on postcard verso: Propiété de l'édition V. G. Bruxelles Reproduction interdite. Par J. Krétels, Ostende. No. 106.Publishing date of postcard unknown.
"Production of the resource has been made possible by a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Public Health Agency of Canada."
Blurred figures of a male and female standing up, kissing, and holding hands. Against a blurred, indistinct background of red and beige, the red might convey passion or hot summer nights. In lower right corner, an unopened condom is seen placed on top of an opened wrapper.
Illustration of a pink condom, as seen when fully filled out. Underneath it appear the words, "forme anatomique" (anatomically correct). The message is that, when filled with semen, the condom is guaranteed to hold it; it will be full of vitamins A (aaah!) and H (hmmm!), expressions of sexual satisfaction.
Poster depicts a drawing of two red fish suspended in the ocean inside a condom. Rays of light are shining from above. In the ocean around the condom, sharks are chasing red fish. Poster suggests that condoms can provide protection from danger.
A red-tinted photograph of an attractive woman, with white text, and a photograph of a condom and wrapper at the bottom. Poster promotes the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission, and also provides a hotline number for SIDA Info Service.
Poster with black text on white background, and illustrations depicting an iron beside folded clothes on an ironing board, fruits and vegetables in a basket, and a book and reading glasses next to a lamp.
Poster consists of black and white text on an orange background. Text promotes HIV testing as a matter of individual responsibility, and gives information about when an HIV test is, or is not, obligatory.
Poster depicts a photograph of a man smiling with only half his face showing; the other half of the photograph is blurry. It promotes the Sida Info Service in France which provides 24/7 information services. A red telephone cord in the shape of an AIDS ribbon is placed on top of the hotline number. The Services are confidential, anonymous, and free.
Poster uses a photograph of an eyeball placed in the center of the poster, splitting the text to the sides to suggest the idea of someone with blinders on. In red letters, the name "Observatoire international des prisons," a French organization working for the defense of rights of prisoners, is repeated throughout the text. Text lists facts about conditions of prisons, treatment of prisoners, and human rights violations around the world.
Illustration of a positive sign (representing being HIV positive?) surrounded by an almost complete circle. Message of poster (inscribed in Letzebuergesh, German, French, and English) describes getting tested for AIDS as a life or death matter.
Poster depicts a Black man and woman standing in front of a palm tree. The woman is smiling at the man, and the man is smiling at the viewer. Both are holding condoms. Poster suggests that it is important not to let passion make you forget to practice safe sex-- always carry a condom.
Image of a woman speaking on the telephone. The text, in French but with a parallel title in Arabic, provides a telephone number through which one may get information on sexually transmitted disesases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
Poster depicts two gay men dressed in orange and black clothing, standing apart and with their backs to each other, one looking over his shoulder at the other. The image is blurred,suggesting that they are not seeing each other clearly. Two quotations adjacent to the images indicate what each man is thinking, revealing that each has made false assumptions about the other.
Poster depicts a young woman standing with a serious look on her face, revealing her intolerance for sex without protection under any circumstance. She is facing forward with thumbs in pocket and holding an informational kit called "In Ze Pocket." Information for how to obtain the kit is given at the bottom of the poster.
A seated man wearing a white dress shirt with collar open and sleeves rolled up gazes openly and directly at the viewer. Indistinctly seen behind him is what appears to be a blackboard, possibly indicating that he is a white-collar worker. He is neither old nor young, and neither his ethnicity nor his occupation is apparent, hence he represents Everyman.
Young man and woman reclining, while the woman removes a condom from her purse. Covering much of the image, graphic lettering appears in a large yellow box with a crossed ribbon and maple leaf. Lettering also appears in a white stripe across the image.