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The Utrecht University Library Special Collections contain many extensive collections of manuscripts, printed works, more recent rare and valuable printed works, and maps and nautical charts

Opening page of Alfred the Great's will

Opening page of Alfred the Great's will in the Liber de Hyda.

Thomas Fella q | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Thomas Fella q | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It is clear the teacher found fault occasionally with his pupils hand; the signs written in the upper margin are the teacher's corrected forms of signs imperfectly copied by the scribe. Papyrus Sallier 2

writing-system: “Poem on papyrus Egypt 1204 BC Source ”

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle "A. This year all the oldest counsellors of England fell at Calne from an upper floor; but the holy Archbishop Dunstan stood alone upon a beam. Some were dreadfully bruised: and some did not escape with life.

smithsonianlibraries:  Wondering if this doodle is as old as the book it’s doodled in? If so, it’s pushing 500 years…  The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the 15th century.

Erik Kwakkel -doodled manuscripts The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the century.

Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry Vlll in 1538.  Hence, the founding of the Anglican Church.

Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry Vlll in Hence, the founding of the Anglican Church.

Albrecht Dürer, Gebetbuche Kaisers Maximilian I:

Albrecht Dürer, Gebetbuche Kaisers Maximilian I:

Gualenghi-d'Este Hours   Initial D: The Cross  	      Taddeo Crivelli  Italian, Ferrara, about 1469  Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment  4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.  MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 102V

Illuminated Manuscript - Gualenghi-d'Este Hours Initial D: The Cross Taddeo Crivelli Italian, Ferrara, about 1469 Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment 4 x 3 in.

A Grant of Arms given by Felipe II to Pedro de Villanueva, one of Cortes' original party of conquistadors. The grant dates to 1559. Private Collection, Missouri, USA

I like the scroll work in the center of the letter B. A Grant of Arms given by Felipe II to Pedro de Villanueva, one of Cortes' original party of conquistadors. The grant dates to Private Collection, Missouri, USA

Lindisfarne Gospels - Viking raids forced the monks to leave Lindisfarne around 875, taking with them Cuthbert’s body, relics, and books including the Lindisfarne Gospels. settling in Chester-le-Street, Durham after 7 years wandering. In the 10th century an Old English translation of the Gospels was made: a word-for-word gloss inserted between the lines of the Latin text by Aldred, Provost of Chester-le-Street. This is the oldest extant translation of the Gospels into the English language.

The Lindisfarne Gospels: The finest ‘dropcaps’ ever drawn?Straying a little way from type and typography, OK about 700 years before Gutenberg even made his moveable type, hand-drawn initials like.

Stanford University, MISC 0305. The Ege manuscript  with leaves held at a number of institutions (nearly all of them libraries in the U.S. and Canada). -  "Otto Ege provided the following description for the leaves of this manuscript:  New Testament, with Glosses of Bede, Jerome, and Gregory (Testamentum Novum, cum Glossis Bedae, Hieronymi, et Gregorii ). Switzerland (?), Early 12th Century. Latin Text; Revived Carolingian Script." -- biblioclast

Stanford University, MISC 0305. The Ege manuscript with leaves held at a number of institutions (nearly all of them libraries in the U.S. and Canada). - "Otto Ege provided the following description for the leaves of this manuscript: New Testament, with Glosses of Bede, Jerome, and Gregory (Testamentum Novum, cum Glossis Bedae, Hieronymi, et Gregorii ). Switzerland (?), Early 12th Century. Latin Text; Revived Carolingian Script." -- biblioclast

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Numerous large initials in brown and red ink, the first on a purple ground (f. 7), with thin interlace and/or foliate decorationn, and zoomorphic features of animal heads (a few with bodies), or clasps.

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. Last quarter of the century, or quarter of the century.

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Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "Pi" with Herod's feast, Walters Manuscript fol.

[Missale] Forma dokumentu other Rozsah 28,5 x 19,5 cmI + 281 (recte 282) + I ff., f. 140 bis Identifikace Identifikátor AIPDIG-BOPPRBR_396_______1W3CN53-xx URI http://www.manuscriptorium.com/apps/index.php?direct=record&pid=AIPDIG-BOPPRBR_396_______1W3CN53-xx

[Missale] Forma dokumentu other Rozsah 28,5 x 19,5 cmI + 281 (recte 282) + I ff., f. 140 bis Identifikace Identifikátor AIPDIG-BOPPRBR_396_______1W3CN53-xx URI http://www.manuscriptorium.com/apps/index.php?direct=record&pid=AIPDIG-BOPPRBR_396_______1W3CN53-xx

Book of Hours, MS M.80 fol. 57v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours - Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Online - The Morgan Library & Museum

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