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Further online resources for British Library illuminated manuscripts

Sources of Images

In addition to the Catalogue, the other main sources of images of illuminated manuscripts on the British Library’s website:

Sources of Descriptions

Descriptions of most of the Library’s Western manuscripts have been described in printed catalogues, and most of these catalogues have been converted to electronic form and are available in Search our Catalogues: Archives and Manuscripts

The main exception is the catalogue of the Harley collection, which is not available online.

Reproductions and Copyright

Guidance notes on use of images made available from the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts can be found here.

To order high resolution images of British Library manuscripts and for information about use and copyright restrictions contact Imaging Services

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