From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


Taking Notes
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These pages of a paper manuscript show a scholar’s notes on a text by the 13th-century cardinal, St. Bonaventure, arranged in outline form. The script is difficult to read because it was written hastily for private use, without any intention of meeting professional standards. Cursive script quickly emerged as the natural form of personal writing, as it remains today.

Obtained in 1897 for A. D. White.

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Theological Miscellany. Germany, middle of the fifteenth century.
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Leather and Chains
Medieval Music
How the Classics Survived
Manuscripts in the Age of Print
Evolution of the Book
Appetite for Destruction
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