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Medieval Manuscripts exhibit at CU Boulder
Here's an announcement of an exhibit that will be at the University of
Colorado at Boulder Libraries for the next few weeks. It might be of
interest to some members of the list.
On display in the Special Collections Department, University of
Colorado at Boulder Libraries, Norlin Library, Room N345.
November 18 - December 16, 1994
Before the use of the printing press, books were laboriously
hand-written on parchment (prepared lamb-or calfskin) and often
lavishly decorated with gold leaf and painted scenes. The Special
Collections Department is fortunate to have over one hundred
pages from books produced between 1000 and 1600. Music
manuscripts, leaves from Bibles and other religious works, legal
documents, excerpts from classical authors, and commentaries by
Thomas Aquinas and St. Jerome are among the items on display.
The highlight of the collection is two recently acquired complete
manuscript Bibles, produced in Parisian workshops between the
years 1240 and 1275.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Department hours are 9 a.m. to
noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library will be closed on
November 24 and 25. For more information call (303)492-6144.