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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

Illuminated calligraphic manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman, c 1880

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Identifier: Ms.Add.5
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman. Each page is highly illuminated, and includes a prayer and a note indicating when to recite said prayer (for example 'Sixth Sunday after Epiphany', and 'Ninth Sunday after Trinity'), a decorated initial, and richly illuminated borders.Also includes a contemporary carte de visite portrait of Louisa Mary Freeman, taken by Hennah & Kent in...
Dates: c 1880

Illuminated manuscript by Charles Oppenheimer (1875-1961) of 'The Eve of Saint Agnes' by John Keats

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1261
Identifier: Coll-1666
Scope and Contents 1901 work in the form of an illuminated manuscript of the poem The Eve of Saint Agnes, by John Keats. The bound volume is of fourteen pages of vellum.

Work demonstrates Oppenheimer's craftsmanship and skill and improving drawing. It is not known whether the item was a commission, an academic exercise or business sample.
Dates: 1901

Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din), 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 20
Scope and Contents This work, the greatest oriental treasure of Edinburgh University Library, is one of the supreme masterpieces of Persian book painting and one of the most important medieval manuscripts from either West or East. It was written by the historian and vizier to the Ilkhanid court, Rashid al-Din, and copied in Tabriz by the author's own scribes and illustrators. There is some debate as to the exact date of this manuscript, but it was almost certainly completed within the author's lifetime, making it...
Dates: 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

Mahābhārata, illustrated manuscript scroll, 1795 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 510
Scope and Contents A monumental epic (or perhaps more correctly a ‘chronicle’) dated as a text to about 400 BCE – 400 CE, the Mahābhārata consists of dramatic narrative and sermonising didactic on ethics and moral law (dharma) as played out in the lives of two groups of dynastic cousins who fought over control of Bhāratavarṣa, present day central north India. It is one of the two major epics of ancient India, the...
Dates: 1795 C.E.

MS 2: Biblia Sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], c 1300

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Identifier: MS 2
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate. It also contains the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum ('Interpretations of the Hebrew names'), a list, mostly in alphabetical order, of Hebrew names found in the Bible, attributed to Stephen Langton (died 1228); each Hebrew name is accompanied by a short explanation in Latin.At the beginning of Nehemiah, a second hand has added the numeral for 'second' and a later...
Dates: c 1300

MS 4: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

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Identifier: MS 4
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the text of the Vulgate, but incomplete. It omits: the prologue to the Pentateuch, part of the first chapter of Genesis, sections of Isaiah (ch. 61:11-66:9), First Maccabees (ch. 14:48-16), Second Maccabees (1:1-14), and of Revelation (2:24 to the end of the book). The ...
Dates: 13th century

MS 5: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

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Identifier: MS 5
Scope and Contents This manuscript contains the text of the Vulgate for the Old Testament and part of the Gospel of Saint Matthew (from the beginning to 18:34). It omits the Psalms, but it includes First Esdras, a different version of the canonical Book of Ezra, which was ultimately rejected by the Western Church since it is not present in the Hebrew Bible; it still survives in several copies of the Vulgate.The...
Dates: 13th century

MS 6: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

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Identifier: MS 6
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate with the exclusion ofe Psalms. It also contains the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum ('Explanations of the Hebrew names'), a list (mostly in alphabetical order) of Hebrew names found in the Bible, attributed to Stephen Langton (died 1228); each name is accompanied by a short explanation in Latin.The Prayer of Salomon is included at...
Dates: 13th century

MS 8: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], c 1260

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Identifier: MS 8
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate. The order of books of the Old Testament is unusual: chapter 15 of Leviticus is found at the end of the book of Esther with an explanatory rubric; Lamentations and Baruch precede Jeremiah instead of coming after it; the Letter of Jeremiah,...
Dates: c 1260

MS 10: New Testament [Bible. New Testament. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

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Identifier: MS 10
Contents The manuscript contains the New Testament. The text between Book of Revelation chapter 17, verse 8 to First Letter of Peter chapter 2, verse 13 is missing. The manuscript includes the apocryphal Letter to the Laodiceans (f. 253r). A letter written "to the Laodiceans" or "from Laodicea" (depending on the different interpretation of the Latin text) is mentioned in the ...
Dates: 13th century