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  3. manuscriptjourneys:

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook (Codex Forster III) Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook (Codex Forster III), c.1490-3.

    The V&A has five of Leonardo’s notebooks, bound together in three volumes probably in the seventeenth-century. This one was complied over a number of years while Leonardo was working for Duke Ludovico Sforza in Milan. It includes drawings of hats, which probably relate to costumes required for court festivities, and extensive notes about geometry, hydraulics and weights. Sketches of a horse’s legs may relate to a project to create a vast bronze equestrian monument.


    The item is currently on display in the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A. by little_miss_sunnydale http://flic.kr/p/7nRYW6

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  4. rapiddescent:

    Details from The Book of Kells(x)

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  5. design-is-fine:

    Richard Waller, Tabula Colorum, simple and mixed colors in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1686-87. Source

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  7. sexycodicology:

    Source: x

    Location:St. Gallen

    Library / Collection:Stiftsbibliothek

    Shelfmark:Cod. Sang. 216

    Manuscript title:Gregory the Great, Regula pastoralis

    Caption:Parchment · 259 pp. · 29.5-30 x 19 cm · about 800

    Language:Latin, German

    Manuscript summary:The Book of Pastoral Care (Regula Pastoralis) by Gregory the Great, St. Gall copy dating from around 800, bound in a splendid enamel binding from Limoges dating from around 1210/30. (smu)

     

  8. dafyddaprhys:

    10,000 manuscripts #1, the Boulogne Gospels.

    The Boulogne Gospels (Boulogne-sur-Mer, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 11) are a late 10th Century Gospel Book, made at the Abbey of St Bertin. They were heavily influenced by Anglo-Saxon art. They were illuminated by the “Ramsey Psalter Master” (perhaps named Odbert), who also illuminated the Ramsey Psalter and other manuscripts (Harley 2506 and Orléans Bibl. Mun. MS 175, and the Anhalt-Morgan Gospels ).

    Images in order:

    Fol. 2r: Canon Table

    Fol. 2v: Canon Table

    Fol. 10r: Christ in Majesty

    Fols. 10v-11r: Matthew Portrait with portraits of David, Abraham, Issac and Jacob. / Portraits of first 24 generations of the Genealogy of Christ.

    Fols. 11v-12r: Last 12 generations of the Genealogy of Christ and the Annunciation and the Visitation. / The Annunciation the the Shepherds, The Virgin Motherhood of Mary, The Nativity, decorated incipit to Gospel of Matthew

    Fols. 55v-56r: Mark Portrait. / Christ in Majesty, St John the Baptist, Isaiah, and decorated incipit to Gospel of Mark.

    Fols. 61v-62r: Luke Portrait. / Decorated incipit to Gospel of Luke with historiated initial (Annunciation to Zacharias)

    Fol 107r. John Portrait

    Fol 107v. Decorated incipit to Gospel of John with Christ in Majesty amongst Angels

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  10. Candida Hofer - Libraries (published 2005)

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