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Blockprint in Chinese on thick, brownish mulberry paper, Kaiyuan temple, Fuzhou city, China, Song dynasty, 1112-1151, 88 pp., folded format (jingzhe zhuang), 30x11 cm, 6 columns, (24x11 cm), 17 characters in Chinese book script.

MS in Chinese on paper, China, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th c., 82 pp., 24x14 cm, up to 17 columns, (18x11 cm), 12-25 characters in Chinese book script, 32 full-page drawings of positions.

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, China, 1565-1566, 200 pp. folded format, 28x18 cm, 10 columns, (20x16 cm), 17 characters in Chinese book script , Dongchi music notation in red.

MS in Yao on rice paper, Guangdong-Jiangxi, Southwest China, 19th c., 22 ff., 19x25 cm, 9+9 columns, (21x16 cm), 14 characters per column in Chinese script, drawings and Yao pictographs of typical Yao iconography, including a dog-headed man, a turbaned figure, spirits emerging from conch shells.

 MS in Punjabi on paper, Punjab, India, early 19th c., 646 ff. (complete), 33x22 cm, single column, (ca. 26x17 cm), 23 lines in Gurmukhi script, corrections in yellow, margins in red and black.

 MS in Jain Prakrit and Old Gujaranti on paper, Rupnagar, Rajastan, India, 1666, 76 ff. (-16 ff.), 11x25 cm, single column, (10x22 cm), 4 lines main text, 2-4 lines of interlinear commentary for each text line, in Jain Devanagari book script, filled with red and yellow.

MS in Jain prakrit on paper, Ropar, Punjab, India, 1826, 173 ff. (complete), 27x18 cm, single column, (20x12 cm), 19 and 22 lines in Devanagari book script, by Giridhari Lal, 17 full-page gouache illustrations, numerous ink drawings and 15 diagrams of the Samavasarana Puja. 

MS in Jain Maharastri Prakrit and Sanskrit on paper, Gujerat or Rajastan, West India, 17th c., 35 ff., 11x25 cm, single column, (8x22 cm), 7 lines in Jain Devanagari book script, punctuation and verses in red, red and yellow margin lines, 33 high quality miniatures, maps and diagrams in colours. 

 MS in Jain prakrit on paper, Western India, ca. 1500, 105 ff. (complete), 13x31 cm, single column, (10x26 cm), 15 lines in Devanagari book script, 2 miniatures in gold, red and lapiz lazuli.

 MS in Ardhamagadhi Prakrit on paper, Vikramasamvat, Western India, 1509 and 1566 (colophon).

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 19th c., 127 ff. (incomplete), 14x29 cm, single column, (10x23 cm), 10 lines in Devanagari book script. 

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 19th c., 61 (-1) ff., 9x22 cm, single column, (6x18 cm), 8 lines in Devanagari book script.