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Scenes from the Life of Daniel, Spain, 4th quarter of the 10th century: London, British Library See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/05/comic-mania.html#sthash.Hjpg5IRO.dpuf

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The pelican pierces her breast with her beak to revive her chicks with her blood. Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 533, Folio 17v

The pelican pierces her breast with her beak to revive her chicks with her blood.

The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing / Photo : Gregorio Dati (1363-1436) or Leonardo Dati (1360-1425) - Manuscript, Italy (c. 1400) / right click

The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Wainscot, French Rose, Wasplike Insect, English Daisy, and Caterpillar;  'Mira calligraphiae monumenta' a sixteenth-century calligraphic manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel

Wainscot, French Rose, Wasplike Insect, English Daisy, and Caterpillar; 'Mira calligraphiae monumenta' a sixteenth-century calligraphic manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Numerous large initials in brown and red ink, the first on a purple ground (f. 7), with thin interlace and/or foliate decorationn, and zoomorphic features of animal heads (a few with bodies), or clasps.

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. Last quarter of the century, or quarter of the century.

Horae beatae marie secundum usum curie romane (« Book of Hours»), ca 1458, Spain. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, 152 fols. -- Folio 13r bears a coat of arms which is that of Castile and probably refers to Maria, queen of Alfonso V of Aragon, who died in Valencia in 1458.

A collection of Black Books of Hours Black Hours, ca. 1475 (Morgan Library, New York) Horae beatae marie secundum usum curie romane, ca. 1458 (Hispanic Society of America) Black Hours of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, ca.

307: Gorgeous Illuminated Manuscript by Jessie Bayes_        To the Night and the Cloud by Percy B. Shelley [1]

Title: To The Night & The Cloud - Calligraphed and Illuminated by Jessie Bayes Author: Shelley, Percy Byshe

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Egerton 1146 f. / Book of Hours, Use of Worms, with elements of a Breviary, Germany, c. 1475 - c.

Latin Missal written in Utrecht, Netherlands, ca. 1500. Walters Museum MS W. 175

Masters of the Dark Eyes Missal, Initial D with the Nativity, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscrip.

"The Rutland Psalter", c1260, England (British Library Add MS 62925, f 48v)

eadfrith: “ A Medieval Musician from The Rutland Psalter - folio Playing a early type of violin known as The Vielle. Manuscript made in England, possibly in London circa AD 1260 Add MS

Opening of main text, large initial, border flourishes, placemarkers (circa 1530). From a Book of Hours.

Opening of main text, large initial, border flourishes, placemarkers (circa From a Book of Hours. Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

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