Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination (from 35mm)

Images with detailed descriptions from mid-20th century 35mm filmstrip negatives and positive slides.

The filmstrips, illustrating a particular manuscript or a particular theme, were compiled and published by the Library from the 1960s onwards, and were accompanied by handlists which form the basis of the descriptions. Some more modern material is also included, such as bindings, examples of the revival of calligraphy and illumination in the 19th and 20th centuries, and antiquarian drawings of medieval monuments. A small number of images are derived from material in the Oxford University Archives.

The filmstrips and slides were digitized in 2007, and made available on a precursor site to Digital Bodleian. They were migrated to Digital Bodleian in 2018.