Treasures of the Bodleian Library - in pictures
Literary treasures from around the world feature in the first of a series of postcard collections from Oxford’s Bodleian Library. From the slaying of a unicorn in a medieval English Bestiary to the incarnation of an 18th-century Thai Buddha, each image is chosen to represent a letter of the alphabet
The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Catalogue reference: MS. Ashmole 1789 Object: paper manuscript from England Author: John Dee Title: 'A Playne discourse and humble adv...
A man, drawn in the decorative margin of a page in the Ormesby Psalter manuscript, drops a sword and buckler (or is he reaching for them) in response to the giant snail in the acorn branch above him. England ca. 1300 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 366, fol. 109r)