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Folder 22

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: Folder 22
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Pages from the Past leaf books were sold as six different collections with three different releases (18 total sets were sold in editions of varying numbers) between 1964-1966. These were all compiled and sold by the Washington DC-based dealer, Alfred W. Stites of Foliophiles, Inc., who had dismembered original printings and manuscripts specifically for the purpose of selling them in these "portfolio sets", as he referred to them. Western Michigan University Libraries is one of a number of...
Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

"Utopia" leaf

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 22
Scope and Contents

From a Bruce Rogers Folio, this leaf is from a limited edition of Sir Thomas More's "Utopia", printed in New York at the Rudge Press. The recto side is marked 21 and has a definition of lewd in the margin. The verso side is marked as page 22. Only 1500 copies were printed in 1937. This is an English translation of More's work.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Folder 1

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Pages from the Past leaf books were sold as six different collections with three different releases (18 total sets were sold in editions of varying numbers) between 1964-1966. These were all compiled and sold by the Washington DC-based dealer, Alfred W. Stites of Foliophiles, Inc., who had dismembered original printings and manuscripts specifically for the purpose of selling them in these "portfolio sets", as he referred to them. Western Michigan University Libraries is one of a number of...
Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Babylonian Clay Tablet, approximately 2500 BCE

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

A Babylonian clay tablet, ca. 2500 BCE with Cuneiform Characters. The development of clay tablets are man's earliest form of writing and are attributed to the Mesopotamian culture. This tablet is from Babylonian Excavations. It was purchased in Amuda, Syria.

Dates: approximately 2500 BCE

Folder 2

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Pages from the Past leaf books were sold as six different collections with three different releases (18 total sets were sold in editions of varying numbers) between 1964-1966. These were all compiled and sold by the Washington DC-based dealer, Alfred W. Stites of Foliophiles, Inc., who had dismembered original printings and manuscripts specifically for the purpose of selling them in these "portfolio sets", as he referred to them. Western Michigan University Libraries is one of a number of...
Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Babylonian Cylinder Seal, approximately 1700 BCE

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 2
Scope and Contents

A Babylonian Cylinder Seal, ca. 1700 BCE containing Sumarian inscriptions and was excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia. A relief of the inscription is shown on the accompanying piece of clay.

Dates: approximately 1700 BCE

Folder 3

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Egyptian Papyrus, approx. 1500-1100 BCE or the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasty. A piece from the "Book of the Dead," this would have been buried with the person they honored. There is a small illustration in it accompanied by hieroglyphics written with lamp-black or charcoal mixed with water and an adhesive.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Book of the Dead, Egyptian papyrus leaf

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 3
Scope and Contents

A leaf from "The Book of the Dead" written on Egyptian papyrus. Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasty. This fragment was burned sometime in its recent history, and therefore was mounted on paper in order to preserve it. The ink was made of plain lamp-black or charcoal mixed with water and an adhesive added.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Folder 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Folder 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Pages from the Past leaf books were sold as six different collections with three different releases (18 total sets were sold in editions of varying numbers) between 1964-1966. These were all compiled and sold by the Washington DC-based dealer, Alfred W. Stites of Foliophiles, Inc., who had dismembered original printings and manuscripts specifically for the purpose of selling them in these "portfolio sets", as he referred to them. Western Michigan University Libraries is one of a number of...
Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE

Egyptian Scarab

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 4
Scope and Contents

Egyptian Scarab, ca. 1000 BCE with hieroglyphics. The piece of clay shows the hieroglyphs of the bottom of this Scarab. These were used as the signatures of ancient Egyptians.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE