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Monday, 24th March 2014

British Library Updates the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

By Africa S. Hands

From British Library:

Recently updated, CIM (as we like to call it) now boasts a total of 4,277 manuscripts and some 36,163 images. These range from a 4th/5th-century copy of Cyprian’s Epistles, perhaps brought to England by Theodore of Tarsus and Hadrian of Canterbury (Add MS 40165A), to a collection of facsimile manuscript pages produced in 1873 by John Obadiah Westwood, a palaeographer and entomologist (Egerton MS 2263) – with a lot in between. - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/03/update-to-the-catalogue-of-illuminated-manuscripts.html#sthash.GKljd8pw.dpuf

The Catalogue also includes virtual exhibitions of British Library manuscripts, and an illustrated glossary (most useful for getting to grips with tricky terminology).

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