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Medieval Manuscript Collections

Digital manuscript resources and collections online for study and research.

FACSIMILE MSS in University of Toronto Libraries System

The University of Toronto Library System (UTLS) has a large corpus of facsimile manuscripts (reproductions) of the major medieval and renaissance manuscripts. Below are a few of the examples in the collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Books, Trinity College and other college libraries in the UTLS. To search for facsimile manuscripts, see introduction to this research guide.

Beato de El Burgo de Osma. Beatus, Saint, Presbyter of Liebana, d. 798. 2 volumes (1 facsimile + 1 commentary) Valencia : Scriptorium, 2016.Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto Library System, University of Toronto.

Beato de Liébana : códice del Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña. Barcelona : M. Moleiro, 2001. 2 vols.

Bedford Hours, 2 vols. MS Add. 18850, the British Library, London.

Codex Conciliorum Albeldensis seu Vigilanus Canon Law MS. 976. Preserved in the Biblioteca del Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de el Escorial (d. 1.2). With facsimile reproduction of ms. Annotaciones de Ambrosio de Morales (leaves viii-xxi ; 34 cm.) laid in at front.

Codice di medicina e farmacia di Federico II : facsimile of Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Ms Pluteo 73,16.13th Century. It is illustrated with over 500 miniatures of plants, animals, healing treatments and medical men.
 
Saint Ildefonsus (ca. 610-667), De Virginitate Sanctae Mariae. Visigothic Manuscript.
 
El Libro de los juegos del ajedrez, dados y tablas. c. 1221-1284. 2 vols. Valencia : Scriptorium, 2010. Made in court of King Alfonso X of Spain.
 

Golden Gospels of Henry III. Evangelistar Kaiser Heinrich III : Faksimile-Ausgabe des Codex Ms. b.21 der Universitätsbibliothek Bremen. 2 volumes. Wiesbaden : Dr. L. Reichert, 1981-1993. Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto Library System, University of Toronto.

Great Domesday ... : including all folios subsequently added to the manuscript. c. 1086. Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto Library System, University of Toronto.

Herbal of al-Ghafiqi.  13th-century illustrated copy of the treatise on materia medica by a physician and scholar from al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia), Abū Ja’far al-Ghāfiqī (d. ca. 1165 CE).

Lindesfarne Gospels. Trinity College, Rare Books Collection. University of Toronto.

Lorsch Gospels. c. 810. Introd. by Wolfgang Braunfels.New York, G. Braziller [1967]. Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto Library System, University of Toronto.

Pamplona Picture Bible. Produced in the royal chancery at Pamplona under the direction of the chancellor Petrus Ferrandus, around the year 1200. It is now preserved in the Prince Öttingen-Wallenstein collection, in the library of the University of Augsburg.

Rabbula Gospels : facsimile edition of the miniatures of the Syriac manuscript.  Plut. 1, 56 in the Medicaean-Laurentian library. Eds. Carlo Cecchelli, Giuseppe Furlani and Mario Salmi. Olten : Urs Graf-Verlag, 1959. Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, University of Toronto Library System, University of Toronto.