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Excerpta ex variis libris de literis etruscis et runicis: manuscript, between 1750 and 1799

A collection of materials from various authors on ancient alphabets and languages, focusing predominately on Etruscan. Includes tables of a large variety of alphabets, both ancient and mystical. Also includes a letter written by Silva to an unnamed correspondent in Sweden. Contains some drawings of coins and sarcophagi. The majority of excerpts come from works by Thomas Dempster and Mátyás Bél. Many of the now-loose items had been both laid in and formerly sewn in, and are now unfolded and shelved together with the booklet
Manuscript, Latin, 1750