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Why aren't books like this anymore? The British Library is my Holy Land.

Why aren't books like this anymore? The British Library is my Holy Land.

Arundel 331 f. 22 -with dragon Title 	Nova Statuta for Edward III (ff. 1-212v) and Richard II (ff. 213-329v) Origin 	England, S. E. (London?) Date 	c. 1392 Language 	Latin and French	 Script 	Gothic cursive, by several scribes

Arundel 331 f. 22 -with dragon Title Nova Statuta for Edward III (ff. 1-212v) and Richard II (ff. 213-329v) Origin England, S. E. (London?) Date c. 1392 Language Latin and French Script Gothic cursive, by several scribes

The British Library MS Viewer. 1457-c 1530.  Title John Lydgate, Troy Book and Siege of Thebes, with verses by William Cornish, John Skelton, William Peeris and others

The British Library MS Viewer. 1457-c 1530. Title John Lydgate, Troy Book and Siege of Thebes, with verses by William Cornish, John Skelton, William Peeris and others

Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève / Ms. fr. 178 – Jean de Meun, Le Testament / f. 161r

Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève / Ms. fr. 178 – Jean de Meun, Le Testament / f. 161r

jothelibrarian:    Pretty medieval manuscript of the day brings you Easter and a dragon!  This stunning fourteenth century manuscript is one of the treasures of the British Library’s medieval collection. According to the manuscript’s catalogue record, it was produced in England (probably London, but this is uncertain). It is a splendid, elaborate and lavishly illustrated book probably made for the devotional use of Humphrey Bohun, the Earl of Hereford.

jothelibrarian: Pretty medieval manuscript of the day brings you Easter and a dragon! This stunning fourteenth century manuscript is one of the treasures of the British Library’s medieval collection. According to the manuscript’s catalogue record, it was produced in England (probably London, but this is uncertain). It is a splendid, elaborate and lavishly illustrated book probably made for the devotional use of Humphrey Bohun, the Earl of Hereford.

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Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a calendar page for January from the Hours of Yolande of Flanders, a manuscript in the collection of the British Library.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a calendar page for January from the Hours of Yolande of Flanders, a manuscript in the collection of the British Library.

One of the group of manuscripts made for the Bohun family, this very beautiful Book of Hours was probably made for Mary de Bohun after her marriage in 1380 to Henry of Bolinbroke (the future Henry IV), son of John of Gaunt.

One of the group of manuscripts made for the Bohun family, this very beautiful Book of Hours was probably made for Mary de Bohun after her marriage in 1380 to Henry of Bolinbroke (the future Henry IV), son of John of Gaunt.

From the Holkham Bible Picture Book of c.1320-30 (on this MS, see Image 228) showing Noah releasing a dove and a raven.

From the Holkham Bible Picture Book of c.1320-30 (on this MS, see Image 228) showing Noah releasing a dove and a raven.

Decorated initial and border with a flying putti holding heralic arms. Italy, N. (Venice?)

Decorated initial and border with a flying putti holding heralic arms. Italy, N. (Venice?)

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