alienors

e-codices:

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23, p. 114 on Flickr.Manuscript title: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)
 Manuscript summary: The Folchart Psalter, a masterpiece of late Carolingian illumination.
 Origin: St. Gall (Switzerland)
 Period: 9th century
 Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0023 )

e-codices:

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23, p. 114 on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)

Manuscript summary: The Folchart Psalter, a masterpiece of late Carolingian illumination.

Origin: St. Gall (Switzerland)

Period: 9th century

Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23: Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0023 )

discardingimages:

unicorn vs. monkeyPontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.
Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 232r

discardingimages:

unicorn vs. monkey

Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.

Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 232r

discardingimages:

dangers of reading
Le livre de Lancelot du Lac & other Arthurian Romances, Northern France 13th century.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 229, fol. 133v

discardingimages:

dangers of reading

Le livre de Lancelot du Lac & other Arthurian Romances, Northern France 13th century.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 229, fol. 133v

marthajefferson:

heaveninawildflower:

'Tender Embrace' - detail (between circa 1425 and circa 1430) by Master of Guillebert de Mets
Parchment with ink, watercolour and gold. Image and text Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia

marthajefferson:

heaveninawildflower:

'Tender Embrace' - detail (between circa 1425 and circa 1430) by Master of Guillebert de Mets

Parchment with ink, watercolour and gold. Image and text Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia

pimaprocess:

Die wahre Dreiheit in der wahren Einheit. Manuscript illumination from Scivias (Know the Ways) by Hildegard of Bingen (Disibodenberg: 1151)

pimaprocess:

Die wahre Dreiheit in der wahren Einheit.
Manuscript illumination from Scivias (Know the Ways)
by Hildegard of Bingen (Disibodenberg: 1151)

erikkwakkel:

Remarkable premodern bookmarks

These images show unusual bookmarks from medieval and early-modern times. They are made of stuff that was simply laying around: a leaf from a tree (now hardened), a pin used for fixing clothes, and a piece of straw picked up from the ground. I love these bookmarks for two reasons. One is that they are showing how practical readers half a millennium ago were. Need a little something to mark where you stopped reading? Just stretch out your arm and grab something - as we would today. The other reason why I love it when I encounter things like this in premodern books is the sheer contrast the make-shift bookmarks create: precious old books are not supposed to be filled with pieces of plant and metal! And yet they are. Even more so, while they are perhaps alien objects to our modern eyes, they have become historical: a dried leaf has turned into an object that needs to be catalogued simply because it is found stuck in between 500-year-old pages. Lucky bookmark.

Pics: the leaf I encountered in an incunable in Zutphen’s chained library called De Librije (pic my own); the pin I saw in a document kept in Maastricht, Regional Archives, Collection 18.A Box 834 (pic my own); the straw is from Auckland Libraries, MS G. 185 (pic from this blog).

discardingimages:

smiling deer (about a half of inch long)'Peterborough psalter', England 14th century.
Brussel, KBR, ms. 9961, fol. 34r

discardingimages:

smiling deer 
(about a half of inch long)

'Peterborough psalter', England 14th century.

Brussel, KBR, ms. 9961, fol. 34r

lionofchaeronea:

Illumination from a medieval Haggadah (text for the Passover Seder), surrounding the first words of Psalms 79:6 (“Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name”).  Germany, 14th century.

lionofchaeronea:

Illumination from a medieval Haggadah (text for the Passover Seder), surrounding the first words of Psalms 79:6 (“Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name”).  Germany, 14th century.

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the Peterborough Psalter, 1300-1325 England

medieval-women:

Medieval woman teaching geometry 1308-1315, Paris.

An unusual medieval representation of a women teaching a group of men how to use a compass to measure distances on a diagram.

medieval-women:

Medieval woman teaching geometry 1308-1315, Paris.

An unusual medieval representation of a women teaching a group of men how to use a compass to measure distances on a diagram.

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