Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

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This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

Awake the Trumpets Lofty Sound Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica (Ashridge Petrus Comestor), England ca. British Library, Royal 3 D VI, fol.

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (t...

Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria

"Even if two scribes knew how make the same letters, it is possible that they would turn out differently"(N. Oresme)

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Page from Medieval Scribe's Artbook, sample alphabet:The Macclesfield Alphabet Book, England, British Library

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f176r

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval Musical instrument draailier

Miniature of a whale and a sailing boat, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis, England (Salisbury?). Second quarter of the 13th century, British Library, Harley MS 4751, f.  69

Miniature of a whale and a sailing boat, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis, England (Second quarter of the c.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v

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Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval / The medieval imagination never fails to delight. /A Journey Through Medieval Life

medieval manuscript oddity (source unknown)

Ladyhawke or rat falconer Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390 (Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms.

Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm 78(79). (MS. Ashmole 1525)

Red wyvern with green wings in initial A(ccipiat nos misericordia tua domine) for Collect at end of Psalm (MS.

The document shown here is an Exchequer file (E 36/10) from the reign of Henry VIII. It is an account of tackle and other material provided by John Hopton, a bishop of Norwich, for the King’s ships.     http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/henryviii/assets/img/illuminations-img1.jpg

An Old English manuscript showing the use of proportional rectangle, full marginal ornamentation, inhabited initials, and more.

Detail from medieval manuscript, British Library Stowe MS 17 'The Maastricht Hours', f92v

Detail from medieval manuscript, British Library Stowe MS 17 'The Maastricht Hours'

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