Lewis & Clark College’s medieval and early modern manuscript collection contains fragments and leaves of codices produced from the early thirteenth century into the eighteenth century. Leaves originate across Europe, though most come from France and Italy. The college acquired these leaves from 2011 to January 2019. Paul Merchant gifted manuscripts numbered 1 and 2 to the college in 2011. Manuscripts 3-7 were acquired from Pirages Fine Books in 2013. Manuscript 8 was acquired from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller in 2014. Manuscripts 9-17 were acquired from the 2016 California Book Fair. Manuscript 18 was purchased from the Portland Book Festival in 2016. Manuscripts 19-30 were acquired from Pirages Fine Books on January 31, 2019. Manuscripts are numbered by date of acquisition and date of production.
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Leaf from a Book of Hours of Sir John Fastolf
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