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Cat in tower throwing rocks at mice. Detail.  England c. 1320-30. Harley 6563. BL by tony harrison, via Flickr

Detail of a medieval miniature depicting mice laying siege to a castle defended by a cat. Book of Hours, England (London), c. Harley MS British Library (via Stephen Ellcock)

Traduction française par Jean de Vignay de la Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine Date d'édition : 1365-1375 Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Français Format : 329 feuillets. - 300 × 215 mm Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b8479013d

Traduction française par Jean de Vignay de la Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine Date d'édition : 1365-1375 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français Format : 329 feuillets. - 300 × 215 mm Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b8479013d

St. Thomas Aquinas, in the company of his brother Dominicans, encounters St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio in his studium.

Thomas Aquinas, in the company of his brother Dominicans, encounters St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio in his studium.

Radzivill Chronicle - 15th Century, an illustrated copy of a 13th century manuscript.

Radzivill Chronicle - Century, an illustrated copy of a century manuscript.

Bible, MS M.969 fol. 346v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Not a grotesque but I had to save it because it always makes me smile 😁 Bible, MS fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

'studiolo rosa'  source: http://www.lisakaborycha.com/drupal/node/17  “Humanists wanted to get into direct contact with the texts of antiquity, reading them in the original, and without the mediation of scholastic interpretations.”

'studiolo rosa' “Humanists wanted to get into direct contact with the texts of antiquity, reading them in the original, and without the mediation of scholastic interpretations.

Vincent de Beauvais at work in his study ~ Jean de Vignay, Miroir historial, Vol. ,1. French translation of Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historial (Bruges, c.1479–8).

Vincent de Beauvais at work in his study ~ Jean de Vignay, Miroir historial, Vol. French translation of Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historial (Bruges, I love the curtains covering the books.

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