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The Morgan Library owns the Hours of Infante Don Alfonso of Castile, 1465-1480, illuminated in Spain. Here is the opening page -- f. 1v.
Posted at 06:20 PM in Illuminated Mss. | Permalink
Images of the Pentecost are among my favorites. Here are 91 depictions of that event from the illuminated manuscripts at the Morgan Library, NYC. (Single-page list)
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We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
— Herman Melville
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