Free Library of Philadelphia
 
Medieval Manuscript at the Free Library: The words "the Middle Ages" conjure up pictures of castles and cathedrals, battles and tournaments, knights and dragons, lords and ladies. We get these mental images from the pictures found in illuminated manuscripts -- handmade books as beautiful as jewels and as precious as gold.

The Free Library of Philadelphia has the Philadelphia area's largest collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts housed in the Rare Book Department on the third floor of the Central Library, 1901 Vine Street.


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