From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

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Medieval books were among the Cornell Library’s earliest acquisitions. The University’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, and his librarian, George Lincoln Burr, personally selected these books on buying expeditions to Europe. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view some of Cornell Library’s oldest treasures, and to chart the diverse forms of the written word in medieval Europe.

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Lombard Gradual. Northern Italy, mid-fifteenth century.
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The Sacred Word

Introduction
the Sacred Word
Churchbooks
Private Prayer
Letterforms
Leather and Chains
Medieval Music
Schoolbooks
How the Classics Survived
Manuscripts in the Age of Print
Evolution of the Book
Appetite for Destruction
Manuscript Facsimiles
Cornell's Medieval Books
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