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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Armenian Prayer Scroll

    Scroll, Manuscript

    Armenian Prayer Scroll

  • Askew Gospel Book

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...

  • Erasmus's Novum Testamentum omne

    Printed book

    A first edition of Erasmus’s Latin translation of the New Testament. What did the translation consist of? The Dutch Cath...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript

    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • Fragment of a lost gospel known as the Egerton gos...

    Manuscript, Papyrus

    The Egerton Papyrus 2 fragments were among a collection bought by the British Museum in 1934 from a dealer in Egypt. Whe...

  • Golden Canon Tables

    Manuscript

    The Golden Canon Tables were created in Constantinople and date from the 6th or 7th century. They are precious evidence...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...