The I of the Beholder

The I of the Beholder

S. Paterius, Liber de expositione Veteris ac Novi Testamenti de diversis libris s. Gregorii concinnatus. II Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, …

Carolingian Gold

Carolingian Gold

Sacramentarium [Sacramentaire de Charles le Chauve (?), frg.]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 1141, fol. 4v. There’s …

Knight Scribe

Knight Scribe

Caius Sallustius Crispus, De bello Catilinario ; [Ambrogio Migli] poème; Oudart du Fouilloy, poème; Charles d’Orléans, Le livre contre tout péché . …

Tendril with disks

Tendril with disks

Rhazes, Havi seu continens [Contenant de Rhazes], Faraj ben Salim interpretatio. Rhazes, Havi seu continens, vol. 2 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de …

S in red and green

S in red and green

Origenes, Commentarius in Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos, interprete Rufino. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1643, fol. 11v.

Negative Space

Negative Space

I am amazed at the decisions that led to the production of this page. Did the capital have to be that big? …

Fanciful historiation

Fanciful historiation

Fanciful historiations in these capitals. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8920. Fol. 6v. Lectionarium de tempore, pars aestiva. Source: …

Flourishing with X

Flourishing with X

Breviarium Carcassonense. II Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1036, fol. 173v.

Prickings in the gutter

Prickings in the gutter

This manuscript has prickings in the outer margin… Titi Livii historiae Romanae decas tertia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr AND in the gutter: Titi Livii …

Neumes

Neumes

Obituarium monasterii Stirpensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1138, fol. 24r.

Two-stage hybrid

Two-stage hybrid

S. Augustinus Hipponensis, Contra Faustum . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 2082, fol. 1r.

Beauty in Precision

Beauty in Precision

S. Gregorius Magnus I, papa, Moralia in Job. XXIV. S. Gregorius Magnus I, papa, Moralia in Job. II. S. Gregorius Magnus, Moralia …

Golden ramparts

Golden ramparts

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 920, fol. 158r.

Tendril

Tendril

Rabani Mauri de universo, sive, etymologiarum libri viginti duo, ad Ludovicum Imperatorem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin …