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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours


    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas


    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology


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

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Armenian Prayer Scroll

    Scroll, Manuscript

    Armenian Prayer Scroll

  • Askew Gospel Book


    This 12th-century Gospel book (now divided into two volumes) was copied by the monk Gregory. A note at the end of the se...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours


    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Carmina Regia


    The magnificent painting in this book was intended as a gift for Robert of Anjou, King of Naples from 1309-43.  It illus...

  • Codex Sinaiticus


    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Coronation book of Charles V of France


    This book offers us a glimpse of the rituals that ruled medieval life at the highest level of society. It records the de...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy


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

  • De Brailes Hours


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

  • De Lisle Psalter


    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...

  • Dunois Hours


    A highly decorated French Book of Hours, commissioned by Jean d’Orléans (d. 1471), Count of Dunois. Among the bo...