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New Illuminated Manuscript Acquisitions
(23-JAN-07)

Through the support of Larry Schoenberg, the Library has recently acquired two illuminated manuscripts. The first dates from the 15th century: a Book of Hours (use of Rouen), in Latin with calendar and accessory texts in French. It contains 15 arched miniatures, as well as 24 calendar miniatures. The second, dated circa 1350, is a Latin psalter (use of the diocese of Salzburg), once part of an abbey library in Bavaria. In use over three centuries and perhaps decorated by nuns, the psalter contains the Biblical Psalms arranged for daily prayer. Researchers may consult these codices in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library reading room.

For more information:
Amey Hutchins

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