Before there was Sergio Aragones drawn out dramas
February 12, 2012 4:49 PM   Subscribe

"The British Library holds one of the world's most important collections of Hebrew manuscripts, of which about 300 have some decoration. All of the illuminated manuscripts and those with significant decoration are now in our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts."

The Virtual Exhibitions are quite nice.
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posted by Kattullus at 5:11 PM on February 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is wonderful. Thanks, Eekacat! I love how closely you can zoom in.

Erm, Clarknova, "illuminated" does not mean "annotated with marginalia." The Folger Library has an image database, searchable to show documents with marginalia if you're interested, though they're later than these illuminated ones.
posted by apricot at 8:03 PM on February 12, 2012

Even more gorgeous than I expected. Great post!
posted by Busy Old Fool at 6:25 AM on February 13, 2012

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