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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of two famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. Both are associated with known artists and they are now available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom.

The Godescalc Evangelistary

This famous liturgical book was commissioned by Charlemagne and written by a Frankish scribe named Godescalc at the palace scriptorium between the years 781 and 783.

Call number: Vault Collection Quarto ND 3359 .G55 G64 2015


The Black Hours

This Book of Hours is one of the few extant medieval manuscripts created on parchment that was painted or stained black. It was produced in Bruges around 1480 and was illustrated by a follower of artist Willem Vrelant.

Call number: Vault Collection BX 2080 .A35 S38 2001


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