Illuminated manuscripts & early printed books

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an illuminated manuscript with a painting of a man in blue and red holding a bird
Antiphonary, M.687 fol. 94r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Antiphonary, M.687 fol. 94r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum
an illustration of a cat laying down in the middle of flowers and vines with words written below it
Book of Hours, MS M.1004 fol. 125v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Book of Hours, MS M.1004 fol. 125v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum
an old book with some writing on the page and a bird sitting on top of it
Bird detail from medieval illuminated manuscript, British Library Harley MS 3244, 1236-c 1250, f54v
an open book with flowers and writing on it
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
an old book with a painting of people in medieval dress and one woman holding a child
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Queen's Book, fol. 323. Queen and ladies.
an old book with two birds flying in the sky and one bird sitting on top of it
Hugues de Fouilloy, Aviarium, included in a Bestiary of the Second Family…
Dancing, Harley 4425, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose… Roman, Gothic, Medieval History, Medieval Life
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Dancing, Harley 4425, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose…
an illuminated page from a medieval manuscript with two cats and a dog in the center
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Cats in a medieval illuminated manuscript
an old book with ornate designs and writing on the page is open to reveal text
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Why aren't books like this anymore? The British Library is my Holy Land.
an old book with a painting on it
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Top is an initial ‘A’ of a builder trying to hold up a house built on sand…
an old book with floral designs on it
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
an illuminated manuscript with a woman sitting at a table and writing on a piece of paper
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Cornificia with a book on her desk, by the Talbot Master, c. 1440 (northern…
an illustration of a man and woman dancing in front of a fire place with the caption's name on it
Medical Practice, Urban Politics and Patronage: The London ‘Commonalty’ of Physicians and Surgeons of the 1420s - Medievalists.net
Medical Practice, Urban Politics and Patronage: The London ‘Commonalty’ of…
an old book with a medieval writing on it
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an old painting of a man sitting on the ground with a bird in his hand
Livre d'heures en latin, à l'usage d'un diocèse de Flandre
Livre d'heures en latin, à l'usage d'un diocèse de Flandre Date d'édition…