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Image taken from page 181 of 'Japan as we saw it ... With a preface by the Bishop of Exeter

Image taken from page 181 of 'Japan as we saw it . With a preface by the Bishop of Exeter

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

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

Yinka Shonibare's 10,000 batik-covered books - Creative Review

Yinka Shonibare's 10,000 batik-covered books

The British Library’ - batik-covered books by Yinka Shonibare, British-Nigerian artist living in London. Commissioned for Brighton Festival, May

A medieval view of Britain, one of four surviving maps by Matthew Paris, historian and cartographer at St Albans Abbey, [London, British Library, MS Cotton Claudius D VI, f. 12v]. It once belonged to a manuscript of the Abbreviatio Chronicorum of Matthew Paris, dating from the 1250s. Other maps of Britain by Matthew Paris in two other St Albans' manuscripts held at the British Library, Royal MS 14 C VII and Cotton MS Julius D VII, and in another at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MS 16).

A medieval view of Britain, one of four surviving maps by Matthew Paris…

Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval (c1260), British Library Add MS 62925. f 100r

Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval British Library Add MS f

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.

Bodleian library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library.

Bodleian library, University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f296r

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

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