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  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript

    Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • De Brailes Hours

    Manuscript

    Produced in Oxford in around 1240, this small, portable manuscript (measuring only 150 x 125 mm) is the earliest extant...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • French Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Book of Hours was an extremely popular type of prayer book that enabled laypeople to imitate the daily cycle of pray...

  • Golf Book

    Manuscript

    The Golf Book is a Book of Hours, made in Bruges during the early 1540s. The book’s calendar gives the manuscript its re...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • Hours of René of Anjou

    Manuscript

    This sumptuous Book of Hours was made in Paris around 1405-1410 and illuminated by an anonymous artist, known after this...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...

  • Petrarch, Opuscula varia

    Manuscript

    Petrarch (d. 1374) is widely considered the father of Renaissance humanism, a cultural movement characterized by a renew...

  • Rutland Psalter

    Manuscript

    Made in London in around 1260, this manuscript is best known as the earliest surviving example of an English Psalter wit...

  • Sforza Hours

    Manuscript

    The Sforza Hours is a richly illuminated Book of Hours and one of the finest surviving manuscripts of the Renaissance. I...

  • 'Sumer is icumen in'

    Manuscript

    'Sumer Is Icumen In', a musical composition for several voices, was probably composed at Reading Abbey around the middle...