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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript

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

  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • A collection of Shaker hymns

    Book

    This is the first published collection of Shaker hymns, written and collated to convey the Shaker religious philosophy t...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus

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

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • 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...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript

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

  • Book of Common Prayer

    Printed book

    The first English Book of Common Prayer, published in 1549. Who wrote it? In September 1548 a committee under the presid...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

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

  • Coldingham Breviary

    Manuscript, Manuscript

    A 13th-century breviary. Made for the Benedictine priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Coldingham, Berwickshire, this h...

  • Complutensian Polyglott Bible

    Printed book

    The so-called ‘Complutensian Polyglot Bible’ is the first of the great multi-lingual editions of the complete Bible prod...

  • Coverdale Bible

    Printed book

    A 1535 copy of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Bible. Was Coverdale’s Bible illegal? Following the publication of...

  • Coverdale New Testament with manuscript dedication...

    Book, Illustration, Manuscript annotation

    This is a copy of Myles Coverdale’s 1538 translation of the New Testament in sextodecimo format. It is incomplete, lacki...