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    • Page of an antiphonary

    • 1450-1499
    • Leaf from a manuscript Antiphonary written on vellum in black and red in a fine, gothic hand. The musical notation consists of square notes on a four line stave. The manuscript is probably of late 15th century French origin. In the early 15th...
    • Leaf of incunabula

    • 1496
    • Leaf of incunabula. From Justinianus, Codex de Tortis, printed in black and red, initials in blue supplied by hand. Printed at Venice, 1496, by Baptista de Tortis, one of the most skillful printers of the fifteenth century.
    • Sententiarum libri IV

    • 1300-1399
    • Leaf on vellum, from a 14th century manuscript of the "Sentences" of Peter Lombard. Peter Lombard compiled his "Sentences" from the works of the Fathers of the Church about 200 years before this manuscript was written on tissue-thin uterine vellum...
    • Book of hours

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    • The leaf on display is an original page from a Gothic Book of Hours. The text contains the reflections of a religious scholar on the story of Mary Magdalene as told by the Evangelist Luke.
    • Miracle on the Sea of Galilee

    • 1464
    • The leaf on display is an original page from a small Breviary, a type of book used for personal devotions. We know the name of the scribe (Bartholomew) and precise day on which the manuscript was completed (December 22) from an inscription on which...
    • Book of Isaiah, chapters 41-42

    • 1400-1499
    • The text of the original vellum leaf on view is the end of Chapter 41 and the beginning of Chapter 42 of the Book of Isaiah of the Old Testament. An abbreviation of Isaiah's name occurs at the top of the page (not visible).
    • Prayer

    • 1490
    • The text of this original vellum leaf is a personal prayer for divine guidance. This invocation is written in Latin in black ink; it is followed by a brief title inscribed in red ink (rubrication).
    • Passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes

    • 1360
    • This large leaf comes from a Bible produced by monks of the famous Winchester School of illumination. The Latin text, which derives from the Book of Ecclesiastes of the Old Testament, is arranged in two vertical columns, written in brown ink.

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