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Manuscripts -- Specimens

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Flemish Book of Hours manuscript leaf, ca. 1250-1300

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 9, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 9
Scope and Contents

A manuscript leaf from "Flemish Book of Hours", ca. 1250-1300. This leaflet shows the customary wide margins and careful workmanship. The manuscript from which this leaf was taken, shows the influence of the Flemish or northern French in the few initial letters where a clay base was encrusted over with gold paint. This leaf only shows the faint illumination of the soft gold. The rulings used to write in a straight line are also evident on the leaf.

Dates: ca. 1250-1300

Leaf from the book of Jeremiah, 13th Century

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 8, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 8
Scope and Contents

A leaf from a 13th century Bible, French query. Latin text is from the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 11:21 to Jeremiah 14:21.

Dates: 13th Century

Pages from the Past: original leaves from rare books and manuscripts

Identifier: 05-exws_pages

Primarily individual leaves from European or Near Eastern manuscripts or printed books, but also contains leaves from newspapers, pamphlets, as well as several ancient Near and Middle Eastern artifacts, including a Babylonian cuneiform tablet and cylinder seal.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE