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15c Book TradeOxford University collection of data and a database of emblemshttp://15cbooktrade.ox.ac.uk
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Basel Mission ArchivesSouth Asiahttp://www.bmarchives.org/
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Beinecke Digital Collectionshttps://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/
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Beyond Wordsilluminated manuscripts in Boston collectionshttp://beyondwords2016.org/
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Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualisproject of the National Széchényi Library (Hungary)https://corvina.hu/en/front/
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Bibliotheca Digital HispánicaDigital collections of the Biblioteca Nacional de España, good selection of smaller browsable collectionshttp://www.bne.es/en/Catalogos/BibliotecaDigitalHispanica/Colecciones/
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Bibliotheca PhiladelphiensisMedieval manuscripts from Philadelphia-area collectionshttps://archive.org/details/bibliotheca-philadelphiensis?tab=collection
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Biblissimaslide presentation that contains information on the Biblissima search portal for IIIF-compliant digital books and manuscriptshttps://www.slideshare.net/biblissima/digital-manuscripts-without-borders-a-discovery-platform-of-manuscripts-and-rare-books
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Biblissimaaggregate search of IIIF-compliant digital manuscripts and rare bookshttps://portail.biblissima.fr/en
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British Library Digital CollectionsDigitized collections from the British Library (including manuscripts, newspapers, and early photographically illustrated books)
https://www.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collections#
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British Library Early Indian Printed Books"This extensive collection of rare Indian printed books provides a unique
insight into the social, political and cultural life of the
subcontinent through published works of the 18th and 19th centuries"
https://www.bl.uk/early-indian-printed-books
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Cambridge Digital Librarynumerous digitized collections including Islamic manuscripts, music, history of science, Cairo Genizah, etchttps://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/
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Cardiff University Illustration archivemostly 18th 19th centuryhttps://www.cardiff.ac.uk/special-collections/explore/collection/illustration-archive
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Colby Echo Digitizeddigitized archive of the Colby College student newspaper, the Echohttps://digitalcommons.colby.edu/colbyecho/
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College of Charleston Lowcountry Digital Collectionshttps://lcdl.library.cofc.edu/
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Companion book to Sarah Werner's book Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley 2019) http://www.earlyprintedbooks.com/
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Compendium of digital book history resources from Sarah Wernerhttp://sarahwerner.net/blog/a-compendium-of-resources/
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Cornell Digital Collectionshttps://digital.library.cornell.edu/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Collection+%23+7301&search_field=all_fields
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Cornell Female and Male Impersonator and Cross-Dressing Post Card collectionhttps://digital.library.cornell.edu/collections/impersonator-postcards
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Deutsche Digitale BibliothekDatabase of all digitized materials in German librarieshttps://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/?lang=en
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Digial Image Archive of Medieval Musichttps://www.diamm.ac.uk/
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Digital BodleianLarge and varied collections including medieval and renaissance mss, oriental collections, etchttps://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/
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Digital Collections
from the INHA Library
Institut Nationale d'histoire de l'arthttps://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/en/
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Digital Comic Museumdigital reporductions of Gold Age comic bookshttps://digitalcomicmuseum.com/
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Digital Repository of Endangered and Affected Manuscripts in Southeast Asiaopen access repository of Southeast Asian manuscriptshttps://dreamsea.co/
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Digital Vatican Libraryhuge collection, but especially strong in manuscripts and early bookshttps://digi.vatlib.it/
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Digitized Medieval Manuscripts"The DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app) links to more than 500 libraries in the world. Each one of these contains digitized medieval manuscripts that can be browsed for free. "https://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/
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e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of SwitzerlandThe goal of e-codices is to provide free access to all medieval and a
selection of modern manuscripts of Switzerland by means of a virtual
library.
https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en
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Early Medieval MonasticismList of internet resources for the study of early medieval monasticism, including links to digitized mauscriptshttp://www.earlymedievalmonasticism.org/listoflinks.html
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Emblematica OnlineEmblematica Online draws from the most important collections of
emblematica worldwide. It is hosted by the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, and its founding partner is the Herzog August
Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. Contributing partners include Glasgow
University Library and Utrecht University, which contributed both book-
and emblem-level data. Additional contributors include the Getty
Research Institute Library and Duke University Library, both of which
contributed book-level information.
http://emblematica.grainger.illinois.edu/
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Ephemera Online A Visual Culture Project of the Library Company of Philadelphiahttps://ephemeraonline.librarycompany.org/
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Europeana Cultural heritage objects including manuscripts from European museums, galleries, libraries and archivehttps://www.europeana.eu/en
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Folger Shakespeare Library Digital CollectionsEarly modern items and items related to Shakespeare and performance from the Folger collections. Note that you are able to search discrete collections within the larger Folger Luna database, such as the "bindings image collection" and the "british book illustrations" collection, but to do this you must click on the collections, which are listed to the left on the main landing page. Clicking on a collection will take you to a new landing page, where you can search the collection by keyword or otherwise. https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/FOLGERCM1~6~6
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Footprints: Jewish Books through Time and SpaceFootprints traces the history and movement of Jewish books since the inception of printhttps://footprints.ctl.columbia.edu/
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Fordham Library Archives and Special Collectionshttps://www.library.fordham.edu/digital/browse/p17265coll5
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Getty Research PortalLarge art/visual culture collection, includes smaller collections on photography incunabula and alchemyhttps://portal.getty.edu/search?from=0&size=25&sort=relevance
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Gigi: the AAS Digital Image Archivehttps://gigi.mwa.org/
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Greatest hits for a day on Chinese book history, thank you Devin!https://devinfitz.com/a-quick-curriculum-for-chinese-book-history/
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Harvard Digital CollectionsGeneral search portal for collections digitized by Harvard Libraryhttps://library.harvard.edu/digital-collections
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Harvard Medieval and Renaissance Manuscriptshttps://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/medieval-renaissance-manuscripts?utm_source=library.harvard
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Hemeroteca DigitalPeriodical and Newspaper subsection of the Bibliotheca Digital Hispánicahttp://hemerotecadigital.bne.es/index.vm
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History of the Book (UCLA)The History of the Book is a networked resource focused on the production and reception of materials related to the history of the book and literacy technologies, broadly conceived. This ongoing project is being developed by Professor Johanna Drucker, working with staff and students based at UCLA to provide an online environment for research and learning.https://hob.gseis.ucla.edu/index.html
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Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collectionshttp://www.digitalindy.org/
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InitialeINITIALE is a digital catalogue of medieval illuminated manuscripts in French public libraries, with the exception of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. (for BnF, see Gallica)http://initiale.irht.cnrs.fr/
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Irish Script on ScreenDigitized images of Irish manuscriptshttps://www.isos.dias.ie/
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Jigsaw ExplorerAllows you to create an online jigsaw from any IIIF-compliant imagehttps://www.jigsawexplorer.com/create-a-custom-jigsaw-puzzle/
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John Carter Brown library digital collectionsearly america, political cartoons, mapshttps://jcblibrary.org/collection/digital-images
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John Johnson collection of Printed EphemeraThis collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the
John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights
into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth,
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
http://johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk/marketing.do
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Linda Hall digital collectionshistory of science, espeicallyhttp://lhldigital.lindahall.org/
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List of major digitial repositories of medieval manuscripts in the US, via Lisa Fagin Davishttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1rV3NoMwFF7zC-NG83rvuG08gG_CFcXqv__8p_gCITcc/edit
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LSE Digital Collectionshttps://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/
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Manuscripta Mediaevaliabecomes https://www.handschriftenportal.de/ in 2021http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/
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Manuscripts of the Muslim World via OPENNManuscripts of the Muslim World will include digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed.http://openn.library.upenn.edu/html/muslimworld_contents.html
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McGill Library Digital Collectionslots of smaller, browsable collections, including books of hours, photography, year bookshttps://www.mcgill.ca/library/find/digitization
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McGill Library's Chapbook CollectionThe Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/chapbooks/index.php
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Memories of Jewish Calcuttahttp://www.jewishcalcutta.in/index.php
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Michael Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Fiction (UCLA)“For his collection of 19th century fiction alone, he amassed some 8,625 volumes of first editions and rare, mint condition books from major and minor 19th century writers” “These rare and perfect specimens of publishing are gems in the UCLA Library Collection”https://sites.google.com/view/ucla-library-sadleir/home
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Mississipi State digital collections. Kenneth Dean collection contains Civil Rights era large-scale posters: https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll24/searchhttps://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search
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Montana Historical Societyhttps://mhs.mt.gov/research
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National Library of Ireland Digital Collectionsmanuscripts, visual culturehttps://www.nli.ie/en/intro/digital-library-printed-resources.aspx
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National Library of Medicinehttps://collections.nlm.nih.gov
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National Library of Scotland digital collectionshttps://digital.nls.uk/gallery/
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National Library of Scotland map collectionshttps://maps.nls.uk/
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New-York Historical Society - Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital LibraryThousands of photographs of New York City, Revolutionary Era maps, manuscripts, and broadsides, Civil War materials, manuscripts relating to slavery and African American history, and numerous other historical resources from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library as well as highlights from several Museum collections.http://digitalcollections.nyhistory.org
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Newberry Libraryhttps://www.newberry.org/digital-newberry
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Newberry Library Digital Collections for the Classroomhttps://dcc.newberry.org/collections
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Newcastle University Library Special collectionsbroadside collectionhttps://cdm21051.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p21051coll54/search
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North Carolina Digital CollectionsThis collection contains Alien Registration and Naturalization materials from the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolinahttps://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/custom/alien-renogistration-and-naturalization
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Panjab Digital LibraryThe mission of the Panjab Digital Library (PDL) is to locate, digitize, preserve, collect and make accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, without distinction as to script, language, religion, nationality, or other physical condition.http://www.panjabdigilib.org/webuser/searches/mainpage.jsp
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Parker Library on the Webhttps://exhibits.stanford.edu/parker
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Pinakes
Textes et manuscrits grecs (in French)
https://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/
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Ransom Centercollections from the HRC at the Univerity of Texas, Austin. Strong in British and American literature, popular culturehttps://hrc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15878coll84/search
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Recently Digitized Manuscripts from the Vatican Librarieshttp://www.wiglaf.org/vatican/
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Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection at UCSFhttps://digital.lib.usf.edu/SACRED-LEAVES-MANUSC/
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Santa Clara University Archives and Digital Collectionshttps://digital.lib.usf.edu/SACRED-LEAVES-MANUSC/
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Short thread with list of Irish book and culture resources from the Dublic City U History twitter accounthttps://twitter.com/DCUHist_Geog/status/1239603541964095489
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Smithsonian Libraries: Japanese Illustrated Books from the Edo and Meiji Periodsthese beautiful woodblock printed works of art were published during the
Edo and Meiji periods (1600-1912).  Another group of Japanese rare books
more recently added to the Library's collections consists of 67 volumes
of illustrated Meiji-period books
https://library.si.edu/digital-library/collection/japanese-illustrated-books
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SMU Libraries Digital Collectionshttps://www.smu.edu/Libraries/digitalcollections
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SOAS Digital Collectionshttps://digital.soas.ac.uk/
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South Asia Open Archiveshttps://www-jstor-org.colby.idm.oclc.org/site/saoa/
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Stanford Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern ManuscriptsSee also: https://exhibits.stanford.edu/beautifulbooks and https://exhibits.stanford.edu/rarebookshttps://exhibits.stanford.edu/mss
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Stanford Special Collections Digital Collectionshttps://searchworks.stanford.edu/?f%5Baccess_facet%5D%5B%5D=Online&f%5Bbuilding_facet%5D%5B%5D=Special+Collections&f%5Bformat_main_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Book&sort=year-asc
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State Archives of North Carolina Digital Collectionshttps://digital.ncdcr.gov/
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Thread with resources for Islamic bookshttps://twitter.com/Doumetta/status/1239704023365750787
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Trinity College Cambridge, Wren Digital Libraryhttps://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/library/wren-digital-library/
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TROVE (National Library of Australia)Digitized books, images, historic newspapers, magazines, maps, music, archives from Australiahttps://trove.nla.gov.au/
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UCLA Children's Book Collection18th-20th century children's lithttps://archive.org/details/yrlsc_childrens
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Umbra Searchaggregate search for items related to African American history and culturehttps://www.umbrasearch.org/
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University of Iowa Digital Collectionslots of smaller, browsable collections, including one on book modelshttps://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui_root
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University of Manchester (UK) Digital Collectionshttps://luna.manchester.ac.uk/luna/servlet/allCollections
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University of Toronto Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/resourceshttps://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/
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University of Oklahoma Libraries Digital Collections
includes Historry of Science Collections, John and Mary Nichols Collection, Bass Business History Collection, and Bizzell Bible Collection
https://repository.ou.edu
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University of Virginia Digital Collectionshttp://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/URUE8J95RE52JHIJ1IL5IXK19QMI9VRBYJQG8HECP4BK1AR24Q-03756?func=search-simple&pds_handle=GUEST
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Vetusta Monumenta via the University of MissouriVetusta Monumenta (Ancient Monuments), the print series published from 1718-1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London, is now a monument in its own right: it offers the richest record available of transformations in the study of the cultural past over those 200 yearhttps://dl.mospace.umsystem.edu/mu/islandora/object/mu%3A478
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Wellcome Collectionhistory of medicinehttps://wellcomecollection.org/works
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Winterthur Library
The study of art, decorative arts and design, everyday life in America, and Winterthur's estate history through rare books, trade catalogs, manuscripts, printed ephemera, and photographs.
http://contentdm.winterthur.org/
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Women's Magazine ArchiveProQuest, login requiredhttps://www.proquest.com/products-services/Womens-Magazine-Archive.html
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The Aberdeen Bestiary MS24Bestiary, illuminated manuscript, c.1200https://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/
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The St Albans PsalterIlluminated manuscript. England, 12th century.https://www.abdn.ac.uk/stalbanspsalter/