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Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the moon, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 81v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

On the bar border, a quadruped (dragon?). Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere forti, Epistola Cuthberti. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Unfinished illuminated initial 'N'(octiam) with a drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife. Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere... more

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'R' with the arms of Henry Despenser, bishop of Norwich, and a partial border, and in the upper margin, the signature of 'William Howarde 1579'. Image taken from f. 1 of Historia ecclesiasti... more

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the sun, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 82 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Image taken from f. 2v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 13v

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 13v

Detail of a calendarial table in a treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 13v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's life of Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-34v), two miracles from the Historia ecclesiastica, De gestis pontificu... more

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail of decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of an astronomical diagram illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Diagram, in Martinus Polonus's Chronica. Image taken from f. 155 of Chronica pontificum et imperatorum, and other prophetic texts, including Joachim of Flora's Vaticinia (ff. 137-151). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of coloured initial. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Diagram, in Martinus Polonus's Chronica. Image taken from f. 155 of Chronica pontificum et imperatorum, and other prophetic texts, including Joachim of Flora's Vaticinia (ff. 137-151). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of text. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of text. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail of decorated initial 'S' with clasps. Image taken from f. 282 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Detail of decorated initials in a 12th-century leaf from a Sacramentary. Image taken from f. 124 of Leaf from a Sacramentary. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail of decorated initials in a 12th-century fragment of the Psalms. Image taken from ff. 44v- 45 of Bifolium of a Psalter, including Psalms 77 and 71. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 52v

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 52v

Detail of decorated initial 'P'(aulus), from a fragment of a 12th-century copy of 1 Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 52v of Fragments of a glossed Bible of 1 Thessalonians 2:13-3:3 (f. 50); 5:2-5:15 (f. 51); ... more

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail of an inscription below the initial (factum est), at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 273 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Simple headpiece and intial 'T'(on) in an extract from Cyril of Scythopolis's Life of Euthymius of Palestine. Image taken from f. 5v of Theological extracts and various letters. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 44, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 44, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Lives of martyrs celebrated from 4 to 31 December (continues in Burney 44, volume 2). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Harley 4751, f. 51v

Detail from BL Harley 4751, f. 51v

Detail Image taken from f. 51v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 135

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 135

Detail of a decorated initials in a leaf from a 13th-century Missal. Image taken from f. 135 of Fragment of a leaf from a noted Missal, with part of the feast of Peter. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 32, f. 3

Detail from BL Burn 32, f. 3

Text written in a 13th-century hand and with an added foliate blue border with devices of the Visconti family (18th century). Image taken from f. 3 of Pauline Epistles. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Decorated initials from a 13th-century leaf. Image taken from f. 133 of Leaf from a Missal(?) with part of the mass for one martyr. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 133

Detail of a decorated initial 'B'(eatus) at the beginning of Ecclesiasticus 14:22, in a 13th-century leaf. Image taken from f. 133 of Leaf from a Missal(?) with part of the mass for one martyr. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 32, f. 3

Detail from BL Burn 32, f. 3

Text written in a 13th-century hand and with an added foliate blue border (18th century). Image taken from f. 3 of Pauline Epistles. Written in Latin.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Detail: initials from BL Arundel 480, f. 8

Detail of decorated initials. Image taken from f. 8 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: Miniature and historiated initial from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Detail: Miniature and historiated initial from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Miniature and historiated initial 'B'(onifacius) with the portrait of Boniface VIII, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: pecia mark from BL Arundel 480, f. 7v

Detail: pecia mark from BL Arundel 480, f. 7v

Detail of pecia mark. Image taken from f. 7v of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Detail: Heraldic arms from BL Arundel 443, f. 1

Heraldic arms as part of the full border, at the beginning of the Liber sextus decretalium. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Liber Sextus Decretalium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 252

Detail from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 252

Image taken from f. 252 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Detail of an upper register miniature of God commanding .. from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 34

Detail of an upper register miniature of God commanding .. from BL Roy...

Detail of an upper register miniature of God commanding Jerubbaal to stretch out a fleece. Image taken from f. 34 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 3v

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 3v

Image taken from f. 3v of De conservatione vitae humanae (ff. 1-61); Tacuinum sanitatis (ff. 61v-110v). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 61v

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 61v

Image taken from f. 61v of De conservatione vitae humanae (ff. 1-61); Tacuinum sanitatis (ff. 61v-110v). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 61v

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 61v

Image taken from f. 61v of De conservatione vitae humanae (ff. 1-61); Tacuinum sanitatis (ff. 61v-110v). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 3v

Detail from BL Sloane 3097, f. 3v

Image taken from f. 3v of De conservatione vitae humanae (ff. 1-61); Tacuinum sanitatis (ff. 61v-110v). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 22, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel Lectionary for the liturgical year starting from the lesson for Easter Sunday. Written in Greek.

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 115, f. 134v

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 115, f. 134v

Puzzle initial 'E'(go), at the beginning of Nicolai's Antidotarium. Image taken from f. 134v of Liber Almansoris (ff. 3-74) and other medical texts. Written in Latin.

Detail: Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 115, f. 3

Detail: Puzzle initials from BL Arundel 115, f. 3

Puzzle initials 'I'(n) and 'C'(reator), at the beginning of Rhasis's Liber Almansoris. Image taken from f. 3 of Liber Almansoris (ff. 3-74) and other medical texts. Written in Latin.

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 224, f. 1v

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 224, f. 1v

Puzzle initial 'Q'(uoniam), at the beginning of Eberhardus Bethuniensis's Graecismus. Image taken from f. 1v of Glossed Graecismus. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 32v

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 32v

Image taken from f. 32v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 117v

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 117v

Image taken from f. 117v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 156v

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 156v

Image taken from f. 156v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 32

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 32

Image taken from f. 32 of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 137v

Detail from BL Eg 3277, f. 137v

Image taken from f. 137v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail of puzzle initials. Image taken from f. 101 of Commentary on the Decretum Gratiani (begins imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail of puzzle initials. Image taken from f. 101 of Commentary on the Decretum Gratiani (begins imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail from BL Arundel 482, f. 101

Detail of puzzle initial, with a hybrid creature and a flower. Image taken from f. 101 of Commentary on the Decretum Gratiani (begins imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Detail from BL Burn 18, f. 101

Headpiece with foliate decoration on gold ground and illuminated initial 'E'(peideper) at the beginning of the Gospel of Luke. Image taken from f. 101 of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see not... more

Detail from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail from BL Or 5024, f. 97v

Detail of a page: initial words of the section on Seder Nashim (Laws of Women) is accompanied by decorated panels. Full foliate border inhabited by animals and birds. Image taken from f. 97v of Decisions of Isa... more

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in .. from BL Or 5024, f. 171

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in .. from BL Or...

Detail of a page: miniature of a dog attacking a deer in the lower margin, at the beginning of the section on damages. Image taken from f. 171 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah... more

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature in the lower register, left side, of the Sixth day of Creation, with God creating Adam. Image taken from f. 1v of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. Written in French.

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature in the lower register, right side, of the Seventh day of Creation, with God resting. Image taken from f. 1v of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. Written in French.

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Detail of a miniature in the upper register on the left side, of the First day of Creation, with God creating heaven and earth. Image taken from f. 1 of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. Written in French.

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature in the upper register, left side, of the Fifth day of Creation, with God creating fish and birds. Image taken from f. 1v of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. Written in French.

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail from BL Eg 1894, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature in the upper register, right side, of the Fifth day of Creation, with God creating animals, including a monkey, a deer, a bear, and a lion. Image taken from f. 1v of Egerton Genesis Pictur... more

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 89v

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 89v

Detail of decorated initial with a leaf. Image taken from f. 89v of Historiae ecclesiasticae. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 250, f. 220v

Detail from BL Burn 250, f. 220v

Image taken from f. 220v of Tragoediae (index Tragedies): Hercules furens (ff. 5-29), Thyestes (ff. 29-50), Phoenissae (ff. 50v-62v), Phaedra (ff. 63-86), Oedipus (ff. 86v-106), Troades (ff. 106v-128), Medea (f... more

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 129v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 129v

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 129v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 141

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 141

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 141 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 72v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 72v

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 72v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 109v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 109v

Detail of historiated initial of a man. Image taken from f. 109v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 60

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 60

Detail of historiated initial of a man. Image taken from f. 60 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 119

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 119

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 119 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 44

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 44

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 44 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 149v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 149v

Detail of historiated initial of a man. Image taken from f. 149v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 13

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 13

Detail of miniature. Image taken from f. 13 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 26v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 26v

Detail of historiated initial. Image taken from f. 26v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 81v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 81v

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding an open book. Image taken from f. 81v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 91v

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 91v

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 91v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 36

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 36

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 36 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin.

Detail of the Crowning of the Virgin
Detail from BL Burn 161, f. 3

Detail from BL Burn 161, f. 3

The added arms of the Maffei family of Volterra, late 15th century. Image taken from f. 3 of De inventione (index Rhetorica)(ff. 3-53v), Rhetorica ad Herennium (index De ratione dicendi ad Herennium)(ff. 53v-98... more

Detail from BL Burn 208, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 208, f. 1

Detail of illuminated initial. Image taken from f. 1 of Facta et dicta memorabilia. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 1

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 1

Detail of miniature. Image taken from f. 1 of Il Canzoniere. Written in Italian.

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 34

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 34

Detail of historiated initial. Image taken from f. 34 of Il Canzoniere. Written in Italian.

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 1

Detail from BL King's 321, f. 1

Detail of historiated initial. Image taken from f. 1 of Il Canzoniere. Written in Italian.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 86v

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 86v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'S'(uper), in a 15th-century copy of Psalm 136:1. Image taken from f. 86v of Leaf of a noted liturgical Psalter, with Psalm 135: 1-136:5 (verso); 136:5-137 (recto). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 208, f. 20

Detail from BL Burn 208, f. 20

Detail of illuminated initial. Image taken from f. 20 of Facta et dicta memorabilia. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 403, f. 15

Detail from BL Lansdowne 403, f. 15

Image taken from f. 15 of Register book of the Fraternity of Corpus Christi, York. Written in Latin.

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Detail: Puzzle initial from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Puzzle initial 'F'(undamentum), at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 4 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Detail: Border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Detail: Border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Part of the border with an Agnus dei, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 4 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Detail: Circular design from BL Arundel 103, f. 3

Detail: Circular design from BL Arundel 103, f. 3

Circular design, inscribed 'Liber sancte marie virginis in monasterio Eberbacensi'. Image taken from f. 3 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Detail: Penwork initial from BL Arundel 103, f. 1v

Detail: Penwork initial from BL Arundel 103, f. 1v

Penwork initial 'H'(ec) with the head of a black man wearing a mitre, at the beginning of the table of contents. Image taken from f. 1v of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Detail: Border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Detail: Border from BL Arundel 103, f. 4

Part of the border with the arms of the Rotenhan family of Bamberg, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 4 of Vita Christi (chapters 1-60). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Detail from BL Lansdowne 416, f. 4

Image taken from f. 4 of Register book of the Infirmary of the abbey of St Edmund, Bury. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 489, f. 6

Detail from BL Arundel 489, f. 6

Detail of decorated initial. Image taken from f. 6 of In secundam partem digesti veteris (ff. 6-160), and others. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 336, f. 156

Detail from BL Sloane 336, f. 156

Image taken from f. 156 of Consilia medica and other texts. Written in Latin.