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The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions. An international tool for teaching and scholarly research, it bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries with sample imaging and extensive, rather than intensive, cataloguing

Book of Hours, MS M.453 fol. 139r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Quartermaster's camp. Chronicles of Bern (?), Manuscript title: Diebold Schilling: Spiezer Chronik Place of origin: Bern Date of origin: 1484/85. e-codices Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland The goal of the e-codices project is to provide access to all medieval and selected early modern manuscripts of Switzerland via a virtual library. At the moment, the virtual library contains 981 manuscripts from 42 different libraries.

Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies | Book of hours | Belgium, Bruges | ca. 1480 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, Folio 73v An owl of the kind called bubo (screech owl) is mobbed by smaller birds, including a magpie.

Beginning of the 16th century (ca. 1500). France - Rouen. University of Oxford, Bodleian Library. MS. Buchanan e. 3: Book of Hours, fol. 32v - Hours of the Virgin, Terce (Annunciation to the shepherds)