Size Matters

Medieval illuminated manuscripts came in all sizes. There are the giant church tomes, like the Codex Gigas in the National Library of Sweden. It is probably the largest, weighing over 165 pounds.  Photo by Michal Maňas (User:snek01) (Own work) [CC BY 2.5  (, via Wikimedia Commons And the minuscule, palm size personal portable books, like the Stowe MS 956 psalm-book at the British Library. Manuscript with miniature portrait of King Henry VIII, I’ve seen […]

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