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Roscius, Lucius Vitruvius, 16th century. De docendi stvdendíqve modo, ac de claris puerorum moribus, libellus ... L. Vitrvvio Roscio parmensi autore, cui adiecimus etiam alios eiusdem argumenti libellos aliquot ... Basileae [ex officina Roberti VVinter, 1541]. IC5 R7355 536dc. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Time for a new banner, and another sourced from the excellent resource ArtDico. These are from a 19th Century French maritime dictionary, the Dictionnaire Pittoresque de marine published in 1835 by Jules Lecomte. "A" was for Armament and "M" was for Master of chicken, apparently an important person on a boat.
- St. John's Abby Collection - artifacts and documents gathered by the monks of St. John's in the last 150 years
- Ethiopian Manuscript Project - 400 years of Ethiopian manuscripts
- Hill Manuscript Museum and Library - a long-standing project to preserve and make accessible manuscripts, originally on microfilm
I was first attracted to the site because the Hill Museum has the ability to search for illustrated capitol letters by letter, and I was hoping to build a new banner:
(letters from a 13th C Homillary A and M)
(letters from a 13th C Latin "Vitae sanctorum" [a 16. Februarii usque ad 31. Martii].A and M)
From another part of the world, both then and now, the Walters Art Museum has started digitizing it's Arabic manuscript collection. This example of Kufic is a tiny crop of the full-screen image available