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Historiated initial from the Codex Gisle, by Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Announced by Quaternio, the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock (Codex Gisle) is the amazing facsimile of a rare manuscript painted by a nun from Rulle.

smithsonianlibraries:  Wondering if this doodle is as old as the book it’s doodled in? If so, it’s pushing 500 years…  The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the 15th century.

Erik Kwakkel -doodled manuscripts The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the century.

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Amazing resource of puzzle letters from the British Library! curated by Sarah Uckelman

This is an manuscript example from the British Library. If you look closely at the right hand border (in this case the verso page), you will be able to see the uneven pricking in preparation for the ruling. Free of known copyright restrictions.

Puzzle initial

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Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Numerous large initials in brown and red ink, the first on a purple ground (f. 7), with thin interlace and/or foliate decorationn, and zoomorphic features of animal heads (a few with bodies), or clasps.

Decorated initial from Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. Last quarter of the century, or quarter of the century.

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Albani (St Albans) Psalter: Initial B King Solomon English Romanesque ca. 1125 Hildesheim: Basilica of Saint Godehard, folio, 72 From oberlin.edu Art 315 Illuminated Manuscripts Week 5 Fall semester, 2006 Erik Inglis, Department of Art

Late medieval Book of Hours (Flanders Book of Hours, circa 1470)

Scene from a past life: Late medieval Book of Hours (Flanders Book of Hours, circa

Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsBN 49 Parchment · 184 ff. · 12.5 x 8.5 cm · Bohemia · End of the 14th century / 1st half of the 15th century 16r

Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsBN 49 Parchment · 184 ff. · x cm · Bohemia · End of the century / half of the century

William Morris : The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer | Sumally (サマリー)

William Morris was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

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