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MS iin Sanskrit on paper, India, 1583, 81 ff. (complete), 11x24 cm, single column, (9x20 cm), 7-9 lines in archaic Devanagari book script, 7-9 lines in Vedic numeric hand gesture music notation.

MS in Arabic, Turkish, French and Greek on paper, Turkey, ca. 1900, in Naskh script, headings in red, extensive commentaries and corrections, 72 tables and diagrams, with Osmanic letter music notation, or abced-notasi.

MS in Russian Church Slavonic on paper, Russia, mid 17th c., 16-18 lines in Cyrillic half-uncial, staffless diastematic (heightened) Old Russian neumes, headings, initials and marginal flourish at opening of text, with the Virgin enthroned in a Byzantine room with Gabriel appearing from the left.

MS in Russian Church Slavonic on paper, Russia, early 17th c., 13 lines in Cyrillic half-uncial, staffless diastematic (heightened) Old Russian neumes, illuminated opening page with headpiece in Neo-Byzantine style.

MS in Mongolian on paper, Mongolia or Tibet, ca. 19th c., 2 ff., 5x14 cm, single column, (4x13 cm), 3+3 lines in Tibetan dbu med script, 3 lines and 17+22 vertical lines in tablature notation for 4-stringed Kluchir soprano lute and for another string instrument.

MS in French on paper, France, ca. 1700, 1-2 lines in cursive script, 2-3 staves with 5 lines each in mensural notation, tenor parts with coloured note-heads and polychrome decorated line-fillers on the left pages, bass parts with white-head notation on the right pages.

MS n Latin on vellum, Wroclaw, Silesia, Poland, mid 15th c., 1 f., 32x21 cm, 2 columns, (31x18 cm, originally 31x21 cm), 32 lines in Gothic liturgical book script, Wroclaw notation on a single red F staff, 15 1-to 2-line initials in alternating red and blue with flourishes.

MS in Latin on paper, Hungary, 15th c., 212 ff. 32 lines in an angular Gothic book script of medium grade and quality, late Esztergom notation on a 4-line staff with C-clef, some German Hufnagel features, 1-to 3-line initials throughout, 11 large initials in 2 colours with decorative penwork.

MS in Latin on paper, Czech Republic, 1481-1500, 2 ff., 29x21 cm, single column, (23x13 cm), 27 lines in a cursive Gothic liturgical book script, later Praha notation on a 4-line staff in brown with C and F clefs.

MS in Czech on paper, Böhmen, Czech Republic, late 15th c., 1 f., 30x22 cm, single column, (30x21 cm), 6 lines in a formal Gothic book script of high grade, 7 lines in Praha rhomboid notation on a 5-line red staff with C clef.

MS in Latin and Italian on vellum, Siena, Italy, mid 15th c., lines in a rounded semi humanistic book script, text 4 in a fine sloping calligraphic italic 16th c. book script, by order of Girolamo of Napoli, Augustinian Provincial General, square notation on red staff.

MS in Latin on vellum, France, ca. 1400, 5 lines in a formal Gothic book script of medium grade, 4 lines of square notation on a 4-line red staff with C clef, headings in red, single red vertical red bounding lines.