24.17 Women Authors

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First Named Historic Woman Author | MS 2367/1

MS in Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 20th-17th c. BC, 1 tablet, 21x17x4 cm, 3 columns, 16+16+16+4 lines in cuneiform script by a teacher of a scribal school in column 1, with 2 students repeating the hymn in columns 2 and 3.

SUSANNA GORE: HER BOOKE | MS 1736

MS in English and Irish Gaelic (text 1) on paper, Ballynatray, Waterford, Ireland, ca. 1680-1740 with additions up to 1855, 79 ff., 9x15 cm, single column, (8x14 cm), 10-18 lines in English cursive, by Susanna Gore, Christ. Adamson and several others. 

MURASAKI SHIKIBU: GENJI MONOGATARI, THE TALE OF GENJI, CHAPTER 20 | MS 5328

MS in Japanese on paper, Japan, ca. 1800, 20 ff. (complete), 26x18 cm, 12 columns, (24x15 cm) with 18-20 characters in Shodo (calligraphic cursive script) per column, commentary in 24 columns at top of page in Shodo and Kanji (Chinese characters) with 10-15 characters per column. 

MURASAKI SHIKIBU: GENJI MONOGATARI; THE TALE OF GENJI | ms 5439 (1)

MS in Japanese on paper, Mikawa province, Japan, 17th c., 54 vols. (complete), 25x18 cm, 9 columns, (20x14 cm) in Shodo, calligraphic cursive script. 

HANNA WINSNES: JULEGAVEN. SHORT STORY | MS 2132

MS in Norwegian on paper, Norway, ca. 1860-1869, 14 pp., 28x21 cm, single column, (27x20 cm), 24 lines in cursive script, autograph, signed. 

THIT JENSEN: PIGEN, DER GIK IND I EN BOG SHORT STORY | MS 2256

MS in Danish on paper, København, Denmark, ca. 1903, 7 pp., 28x18 cm, single column, (26x17 cm), 40 lines in cursive script, autograph, signed. 

SIGRID UNDSET: NOGEN KVINDESAKS-BETRAGTNINGE | MS 2115-2

MS in Norwegian on paper, London, October 1912, 16 ff., 26x20 cm, single column (20x16 cm), 23 lines in cursive script, autograph, signed. 

NINI ROLL ANKER: LEGENDE, SHORT STORY | MS 2140

MS in Norwegian on paper, Oslo, Norway, ca. 1925-1938, 4 pp., 28x20 cm, single column, (23x16 cm), 26 lines in cursive script, autograph, signed.