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First page of the "English Concordance" (British Library, Royal MS 3.B.iii) Index, A celebration of the – TheTLS

First page of the "English Concordance" (British Library, Royal MS 3.B.iii) Index, A celebration of the – TheTLS

British Library, Stowe 49 (14th century). British Library, Stowe MS 49, fol. 122r (c. 1300

British Library, Stowe 49 (14th century). British Library, Stowe MS 49, fol. 122r (c. 1300

Subpuncting in The British Library Board, Harley MS 6258 fol. 45r

The Mysterious History of the Ellipsis, From Medieval Subpuncting to Irrational Numbers

Subpuncting in The British Library Board, Harley MS 6258 fol. 45r

Mael Brigte's Gospel Book  British Library Manuscript ‘Harley 1802’ is a pocket sized copy of the four gospels in Latin written by a young Irish scribe called Mael Brigte Ua Maeluánaig in the year 1138. It measures 165mm x 120mm, and was clearly designed as a personal copy of Gospels rather than as a magnificent public Gospel book like the Book of Kells.

Mael Brigte's Gospel Book British Library Manuscript ‘Harley 1802’ is a pocket sized copy of the four gospels in Latin written by a young Irish scribe called Mael Brigte Ua Maeluánaig in the year 1138. It measures 165mm x 120mm, and was clearly designed as a personal copy of Gospels rather than as a magnificent public Gospel book like the Book of Kells.

Drawing with words These images are not just spectacular to look at, they are also special from a production point of view. The shared feature in all four of them is the manner in which the pictures are formed: with words! The lines that make up the rider and the dachshund are, if you look carefully, tiny scribbly lines of Hebrew. The swan and hare are shaped - filled - with bold ninth-century writing. Cases like this throw our regular distinction of text versus image upside-down: the two…

Drawing with words These images are not just spectacular to look at, they are also special from a production point of view. The shared feature in all four of them is the manner in which the pictures are formed: with words! The lines that make up the rider and the dachshund are, if you look carefully, tiny scribbly lines of Hebrew. The swan and hare are shaped - filled - with bold ninth-century writing. Cases like this throw our regular distinction of text versus image upside-down: the two…

British Library, Harley 2399 The play 'Infantia Salvatoris' England, S. W. (Bodwin, Cornwall); 15th century

British Library, Harley 2399 The play 'Infantia Salvatoris' England, S. W. (Bodwin, Cornwall); 15th century

Burney 182   ff. 3v-4

Burney 182 ff. 3v-4

Additional 60577   f. 120 Alphabet and prayers

Additional 60577 f. 120 Alphabet and prayers

Sonja_Drimmer  Apr 15 Anyplace is a good place to learn one's ABCs. (STC 15384 Copy from: British Library

Sonja_Drimmer Apr 15 Anyplace is a good place to learn one's ABCs. (STC 15384 Copy from: British Library

Harley MS 647, f 10v, detail. Eridanus. - one of Cicero’s most popular works was a translation of the Phaenomena of the Hellenistic poet Aratus. This poem, which describes the constellations

Harley MS 647, f 10v, detail. Eridanus. - one of Cicero’s most popular works was a translation of the Phaenomena of the Hellenistic poet Aratus. This poem, which describes the constellations

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