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    • Psalter (Psalterium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1250
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • Small Psalters of this period are comparatively rare, since Psalters were used primarily in the church services and not by the layman. Here, the letters and ornament still retain all the rigidity of the previous century and give no indication of...
    • Missal (Missale Bellovacense). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1275
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • This manuscript, a special gift to a church in the city of Beauvais, was written for Robert de Hangest, a canon, about 1285 A.D. At that time, Beauvais was one of the most important art centers in all Europe. The ornament in this leaf shows the...
    • Vulgate Bible (Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata) [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1300
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • At this period, the St. Jerome Bible was not transcribed as often as one would expect in the country of its origin and the very land which held the seat of the Roman Church. During the greater part of the 13th century, while the popes were greatly...
    • Breviary (Breviarium). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1350
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • In the middle of the 14th century many of the manuscripts show influences from other countries. Illuminators, scribes, and other craftsmen traveled from city to city and even from country to country. While the script of this leaf is almost...
    • Psalter (Psalterium) [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1375
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • The Psalter with its one hundred and fifty psalms is the best collection of religious lyrics which the world possesses. It is no wonder, therefore, that it forms an important part of so many medieval manuscripts. The Psalms are found not only in...
    • Missal (Missale). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1375
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • The fact that this Missal honors particular saints by its calendar and litany indicates that it was made by friars of the Franciscan order. This was established in 1209 by St. Francis. These wandering friars with their humility, love of nature and...
    • Book of Hours (Horæ Beatæ Mariæ Virginis). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1475
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • The Book of Hours, the prayer book of laity, usually contains 16 sections. The section on prayers to the Virgin is the most important and most used, and its manuscripts exceed in number all other 15th century religious texts. The laymen who ordered...
    • The idler in France [binding]

    • 1841
    • Woman's Collection
    • Dark grayish brown (C62) vertical rib cloth; blind stamped ornament within border of 4 blind rules, the inner scalloped at corners, on front and back covers (design inverted on back covers); signed on outer rule ""J.G. Russell, Binder"" spines...
    • Pleasant memories of pleasant lands [binding]

    • 1842
    • Woman's Collection
    • Dark grayish-green vertical rib cloth; central ornament with diamond pattern inside, four floral ornaments in corners, all within triple ruled outer borders, all blindstamped; front cover repeated on back cover; floral ornamental pattern all over...
    • A lady's voyage round the world [binding]

    • 1852
    • Woman's Collection
    • Very dark bluish-green (C166) alternating ripple and "rope" grain cloth; blindstamped central ornament with publisher's initials, ornamental corners, all within thin-thick-thin triple rule border on covers; gilt lettering, rules and triangular...
    • Haps and mishaps of a tour in Europe [binding]

    • 1854
    • Woman's Collection
    • Deep red (C13) fine vertical rib cloth; decorative ornament of lines, leaves and flowers blindstamped in center; four outer rule borders blindstamped with innermost border decorative; front cover repeated on back cover; three decorative ornaments...
    • The planter's northern bride : a novel [binding]

    • 1854
    • Woman's Collection
    • Dark grayish-yellowish-brown fine vertical rib cloth; spine repair, endpapers replaced; dot and leaf ornament in cross design, within ornaments in the corners, all within double rule outer border, all blindstamped; front cover repeated on back...
    • Haps and mishaps of a tour in Europe [binding]

    • 1854
    • Woman's Collection
    • Vivid purplish-blue ribbed morocco grain cloth; decorative ornament of lines, leaves and flowers blindstamped in center; four outer rule borders blindstamped with innermost border decorative; front cover repeated on back cover; three decorative...
    • The song of Hiawatha [binding]

    • 1855
    • Rare Books general collection
    • Dark grayish-brown fine vertical rib cloth; large ornament in center with four small ornaments in corners, all within triple ruled outer border, all blindstamped; front cover design repeated on back cover; lettering and rules on spine in gilt and...

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