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Extracting data from sale catalogues

Looking for 17th c. French manuscrits is not a simple: many found in libraries are forgeries or misattributions. Then, how to authenticate documents? Paleography is a first obvious solution, but tracing the history of documents in time is another. We are therefore planning to extract data from sale catalogues to build a database of manuscripts sold to reconstitute their history.

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