Illustration from an C11th Anglo-Saxon history book.
BBC - Primary History - Vikings - Who were they?
The Stockholm Codex Aureus This mid-eighth century illuminated manuscript was looted by a Viking army but later bought back by an English ealdorman called Aelfred, “by pure gold”. The little notes above and below the main, latin text, are Aelfred’s account in old English of the incident.
Scotland's oldest book - Edinburgh University. The Celtic Psalter is described as Scotland's Book of Kells. The pocket sized book of Psalms is housed at the University, where it went on display in 2009 for the first time. Created in the 11th century AD making it Scotland's oldest surviving book at 938 years old!
10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World
Illustration to a Bible Historiée et Vie des Saints Spencer Collection Ms. 022 folio 14 New York Public Library, France, circa 1390
Stephan Schreiber's late gothic pattern book was produced in Urach in the (now) state of Baden-Württemberg in South-West Germany in 1494. It was dedicated to Count Eberhard (Eberhard the bearded, later first Duke) of Württemberg.
The Benedictional of St Æthelwold, England (Old Minster, Winchester), 963-984
Medieval Cats: A Procession of Cats. Bodleian Library, Oxford From a mid-13th century manuscript.
The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, c.1494. Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed. #art #illustration #painting
Man reading with a cat hat and cat companion. - (BnF, lat. 1393, early 16th century.)