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Houghton Library MSS Riant

Count Paul Edouard Didier, comte de Riant (1836-1888) devoted his life to the study of the Latin East, the Crusades, and the traces left by the Crusaders in Constantinople and Palestine.  The foremost European scholar in his field, Count Riant was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1880 for his services to historical study and as the founding director of the Société de l’Orient Latin.  For reasons of health, Riant worked mainly at his substantial private library in Vorpillière, Valais, and the library was sold after his death.  The Scandinavian section was acquired by Yale University.  In 1899 Harvard College Librarian, William Coolidge Lane, negotiated the purchase of the remaining portion of Riant’s library for Harvard, funded by gifts from Joseph Randolph Coolidge (1828-1925), LL. B. 1854, and his son, the legendary Archibald Cary Coolidge (1866-1928), Class of 1887, and later first Director of the Harvard University Library from 1910 to 1928. The story of the acquisition of the Riant Collection is told by James E. Walsh in "The Riant Collection in the Harvard College Library", New Series Volume 6, Number 2 of the Harvard Library Bulletin, 1995. HOLLIS

MS Riant 1

 

Relacion del bey de Argel

17th century

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MS Riant 2

Benedetto Accolti

De bello Hierosolymitano libri quatuor

19th century

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MS Riant 3

Kaspar von Barth

Adversariorum commentariorum

17th century

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MS Riant 4

Bernard of Clairvaux

De laude nove militiae

1436 May 26

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MS Riant 5

Christoph Besold

Catalogus bibliothecae

1631

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MS Riant 6

Giovanni Bianchi

Viaggio da Venetia al S. Sepolcro

16th century

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MS Riant 7

Johann Bittelschies von Ehingen

Türchken biechlin vormals nie also gesehen

16th century

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MS Riant 8

Dominique Borrely

Voyage de la Terre Sainct

1668

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MS Riant 9

 

Breviary (use of Paris)

before 1241

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MS Riant 10

Metellus von Tegernsee

Carmen de primo bello sacro

1868

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MS Riant 11

Anthonius Charrcon

De statu atque regie Turgkeye

1468

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MS Riant 12

 

Chronica venetiana

17th century

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MS Riant 13

 

Chronicon monasteriense vetustissimum

18th century

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MS Riant 14

 

Comment fist Charles III duc de Sabuoye

1885

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MS Riant 15

Laurentius Priolus

Ducal commission to Bernardo Moresini

4 July 1559

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MS Riant 16

 

Description of Constantinople

ca. 1475

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MS Riant 17  

Jules Doinel

Essai sur la vie et oeuvres de Pierre de la Palu

19th century

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MS Riant 18

 

En quel estat la citez de Jerusalem

19th century

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MS Riant 19

Thomas de Cantimpré

Sermo generalis de naturis rerum

14th century

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MS Riant 20

 

Four gospels in Latin

ca. 1100-1150

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MS Riant 21

 

Passion gospels and prayers in Latin

ca. 1400

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MS Riant 22

 

Vita S. Facii de Cremona

14th century

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MS Riant 23

Martinus

Flores temporum

15th century

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MS Riant 24

Agnolo Gatto

Assedio et arresa di Famagosta

17th century

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MS Riant 25

Geōrgios Synkellos

Recueil de documents chronographiques

18th century

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MS Riant 26

 

Geÿstliche bilgerfardt in das heilige Landt

16th century

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MS Riant 27

Clement VII

Vidimatio privilegii hospitalariis concessi

1532 Apr. 15

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MS Riant 28

Gasparo Gianotti

Parere di Gasparo Giannotti sopra il Ristretto

17th century

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MS Riant 29

Michele del Giudice

Dissertazione istorica sopra del Titolo di Ré di Gerusalemme

ca. 1713

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MS Riant 30

 

Inventaire des tresors à Saint-Chapelle

1709-1710

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MS Riant 31

Victor Guérin

Essai sur la ville de Gath

1855

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MS Riant 32

Heinrich von Langenstein

Omelia de lancea passionis Christi

19th century

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MS Riant 33

 

Croisades

1855-1857

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MS Riant 34

Josephus

Īstorīa o razorenīi poslednem sviatago grada Ierusalima

1762

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MS Riant 35

Jacques de Vitry

Sermones vulgares

13th century

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MS Riant 36

Augustine; Jerome; Gregory

Patristic miscellany

ca. 1150-1175

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MS Riant 37

Paolo Giovio

Chronica der Graifen von Gleichen und Honstein

18th century

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MS Riant 38

Simon Köferl

Pfundt Rechnungen

1574

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MS Riant 39

Petrus de la Cavalleria

Zelus Christi

1492

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MS Riant 40

Victor Langlois

Essays concerning Cilicia and the tomb of Jesus Christ

19th century

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MS Riant 41

 

Poems concerning the battle of Lepanto

ca. 1575

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MS Riant 42

Lescut

Les droys feodaulx extraictz et reduictz

1532

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MS Riant 43

Hubert de L’Espine

Description des admirables et merveilleuses Regions

1882

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MS Riant 44

 

Processional

1504

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MS Riant 45

Ippolito Libri

Notizie di mercatura

1538-1549

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MS Riant 46

Louis Lietaud

La Terre Saincte Chorographique

18th century

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MS Riant 47

 

Breviary

1471

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MS Riant 48

Albrecht, Graf zu Löwenstein

Billgerfarth Gehn Jehrusalem Allkayren Inn Egipten

after 1561

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MS Riant 49

 

Ristretto della Historie di Lucca

after 1613

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MS Riant 50

Sir John Mandeville

Itinerarium (French)

15th century

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MS Riant 51

Francesco Marcaldi

Narratione dell’imperio e stato della casa Ottomana

1589

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MS Riant 52

Marino Angeli

Il disingano del mondo

17th century

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MS Riant 53

 

Documents concerning Candia

1523-1680

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MS Riant 55

Jörg Mülich

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

ca. 1454

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MS Riant 56

Bernardo Navagero

Relationi di Constantinopoli

1549

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MS Riant 57

Francis of Assisi

Sermons against the Turks

1480-1481

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MS Riant 58

Alphonse O’Kelly

Notes sur les croisés belges

before 1878

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MS Riant 59

 

Trattato dell’officio del Ricevitore

ca. 1675

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MS Riant 60

 

Notizie dell’isola di Malta

17th century

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MS Riant 61

 

Legal summaries

1749-1758

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MS Riant 62

 

Legal documents

ca. 1500-1734

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MS Riant 63

 

Privileggi concessi da Sommi Pontifici

18th century

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MS Riant 64

Charles Michallet

Summa Jurium Hierosolimitanorum Equitum

ca. 1675-1751

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MS Riant 65

Giovanni Battistta Caravita

Compendio d’un lungo trattato sopra le Costituzioni

1750

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MS Riant 66

Giovanni Battistta Caravita

Abregé d’un traitté sur les Constitutions & Privilèges

18th century

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MS Riant 67

 

La sacra Religione di san Giovanni

17th century

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MS Riant 68

 

Om Tempel Herrerne og denne ordens ophævelse

after 1779

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MS Riant 69

 

Rituel

1837-1841

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MS Riant 70

 

Registre destiné à la transcription des procès verbaux

1822-1835

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MS Riant 71

 

Vom Ursprung, Aufnehmen und Bestettigung dess Ordens

 

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MS Riant 72

 

L’origine de l’ordre teutonique

after 1849

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MS Riant 73

 

Vom Ursprung, Aufnehmen und Bestettigung dess Ordens

after 1690

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MS Riant 74

 

Vom Ursprung, Aufnehmen und Bestettigung dess Ordens

after 1606

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MS Riant 75

 

Mirabilia in Vilsnak

15th century

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MS Riant 76

 

Istoria della Fedelissimma Città d’Otranto

17th century

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MS Riant 77

 

Pelgrimagie naer het Heilig Landt

ca. 1600-1700

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MS Riant 78

 

Historia translationis reliquiarum Beati Johannis Baptistae

1562

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MS Riant 79

Guillaume Postel

L’Histoire mémorable des expeditions

17th century

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MS Riant 80

 

Theological works

15th century

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MS Riant 81

 

Devotional calendars and prayers

15th century

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MS Riant 82

 

Discourses on the Venetian-Ottoman war

after 1573

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MS Riant 83

 

Sermones dominicales

15th century

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MS Riant 84

 

Biography and pilgrimage of Henri-François Bertrand

18th century

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MS Riant 85

 

Fabliaux

19th century

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MS Riant 87

Martinus Polonus

Chronicles

1408

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MS Riant 88

 

Theological works

1471-1473

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MS Riant 89

Bartholomaeus Anglicus; Jerome

Miscellaneous texts

ca. 1200-1400

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MS Riant 90

 

Miscellaneous religious writings

15th century

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MS Riant 91

 

Devotional treatises

1522

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MS Riant 92

 

Novena prayers

17th century

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MS Riant 93

 

Religious tracts and sermons

1459-1464

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MS Riant 94

 

Preces piae

ca. 1425-1450

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MS Riant 95

 

Sermones de sanctis

ca. 1350-1400

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MS Riant 96

Hugolinus of Ostia

Regestum Hugolini (postea Gregorii IX)

1878

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MS Riant 97

 

Relationi di ambasciatore veneto

17th century

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MS Riant 98

Richard of St. Victor

Versus ex libro Magistri Ricardi Sancti Victoris

1863

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MS Riant 99

 

Trial of James Richardson v. Crown advocate at Malta

1839

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MS Riant 100

Robert of Reims

Altdeutsche Uebersetezung der Historia Hierosolymitana

1881

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MS Riant 101

Charles Rocher

Notes concerning Adhémar de Monteil

19th century

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MS Riant 102

Ascanio Savorgnano

Cipro, e svo Regno, descritta dal Ascanio Savorgnano

1571

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MS Riant 103

 

Statuta Generalia recentioria Sacri Militaris Ordinis

1675

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MS Riant 104

 

Statuta Sacri Imperialis Ordinis Equestris

1705

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MS Riant 105

 

Statuti della sacra religione de santi Maurizio e Lazaro

17th century

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MS Riant 106

 

Statuti, regole e Constituzioni

17th century

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MS Riant 107

 

Actii Annæi Stingoli Neapolitani e Societate Jesv

1675

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MS Riant 108

Ali Pasha

Stucken beroerende de saecken van Cyprus

1613-1615

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MS Riant 109

 

Patriarchus Constantinopolitanus pars II

17th century

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MS Riant 110

Dorothe Engelbretsdatter

Taare-offer

ca. 1670-1716

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MS Riant 111

 

Treatise concerning Iceland’s commerce

19th century

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MS Riant 112

 

Vita del serenissimo Sultan Iacchia

17th century

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MS Riant 113

Theodericus of Würzburg

De locis sanctis

19th century

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MS Riant 114

Sir Richard Torkyngton

Pylgrymage of Syr Rychard Torkyngton

19th century

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MS Riant 115

 

Khodili-li skandinavski

1877

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MS Riant 116

R. Viseur

Treatises on relics

18th century

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MS Riant 118

 

Vita delle sante Brigida

17th century

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