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...

Clare- you never here about mermen,typical, well here they are folks. 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.

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

"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), 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.

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.

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.

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

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a Carmelite book of hours from the collection of the National Library of New Zealand. It’s no...

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a Carmelite book of hours from the collection of the National Library of New Zealand.

Book of Solomon, Iluminated manuscripts - British Library

Solomon, Illuminated Manuscript - Office of Readings in Liturgy of the Hours used Sirach to give the rundown of his life, Saturday Week of Ordinary Time

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