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Codex rotundus. It is a small book of hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.

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ADEVA Fine Art Facsimile Editions in detail

Insects, Basil Thyme, and Land Snails (detail), Joris Hoefnagel, Georg Bocskay, 1591-96, script 1561-62

Insects, Basil Thyme, and Land Snails (detail), Joris Hoefnagel, Georg Bocskay, 1591-96, script 1561-62

Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.

Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.

Original marriage contract between Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, circa 1503.

Medieval Cats: A Procession of Cats. Bodleian Library, Oxford  From a mid-13th century manuscript.

Cats On Keyboards? It's A Long Ancient Tradition

Some things never change.

Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms 6881, detail of f. 72. Book of Hours, use of Chalon. 15th century, dearest kissing snails.

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Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms 6881, detail of f. 72. Book of Hours, use of Chalon. 15th century

Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne. Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Latin Format : 238 ff. - 300 × 190 mm. - Reliure galuchat noir datée de 1684, fermoirs métalliques XVIIe s. au chiffre d'Anne de Bretagne, gardes pap. dominoté, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b52500984v

Horae ad usum Romanum, dites Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne. Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin Format : 238 ff. - 300 × 190 mm. - Reliure galuchat noir datée de 1684, fermoirs métalliques XVIIe s. au chiffre d'Anne de Bretagne, gardes pap. dominoté, tranches dorées Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b52500984v

"Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts"

Cheeky Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts

Evidently, spending years laying out a single gold-leafed page wasn't all it's cracked up to be.

15th-century French songbook

Старинные книги в форме сердца.15-16 век.

Книги в форме сердца. 15-16 век. Master of the View of St Gudula Young Man Holding a Book, ca. 1480 Песенник.15th-century French songbook В форме сердца делались молитвенники (часословы) и песенники, которые были в большой моде в те времена. Здесь несколько таких книг и картинки из французского…

Venus Bathing. Martin le Franc, Le Champion des Dames (1440)Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 12476, detail of f. 10r

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Book of hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510 (Lyon, bibliothèque municipale, Ms 6881, fol. 30r).

Book of hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510 (Lyon, bibliothèque municipale, Ms 6881, fol. 30r).

Medieval Manuscript Reproduction, Part 5b: Painting an illuminated letter

Medieval Manuscript Reproduction, Part 5b: Painting an illuminated letter

As part of the process of making a reproduction of a medieval manuscript, I paint details onto an illuminated letter T.

Medieval tournament. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century.  Libreria Marciana, Venice, Italy

Medieval tournament. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century. Libreria Marciana, Venice, Italy