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  • Cicero's De Officiis (1498)

    Manuscript

    De Officiis is by the Roman writer Marcus Tullius Cicero, and dates from 44 BC. It is in the form of a letter to his son...

  • First book in italic typeface

    Book

    In 1501 the master-printer Aldus Manutius produced this pocket-sized edition of Virgil: the first book printed with an i...

  • Ramsey Psalter

    Manuscript

    This imposing copy of the Psalms is a fine example of the colourful illumination and the style of tinted line-drawing th...