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 Detail from the Roman de la Rose
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This page allows you to search using the manuscript numbers that identify each item listed in the catalogue. For full information on how to search see Search tips

PLEASE NOTE: This website currently contains only some of the illuminated manuscripts owned by the British Library. In particular, note that it does NOT yet include the following two collections:

  • Additional (limited coverage only)
  • Cotton

If you are looking for pictures or descriptions of manuscripts from these collections, please see the Further online resources page.

For further information on the catalogue, see the links below.

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Further online resources; Reproductions and copyright
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