Noon Hour Tour: Medieval Art in Manuscripts by Dr. Joan Friedman, Art Historian


McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

This Interactive session will focus upon a collection of late medieval manuscripts and early printed books with the object of explaining their manufacture, aesthetic qualities, and the evolution from parchment to paper.

A selection of choir books, manuscripts, individual leaves, and excised initials produced in France, Germany , Italy and Spain will be displayed. A comparison will be made with a precious copy of Dante’s Divina Commedia printed in Brescia in 1487.

Sign up and find out more about the figure in the initial. Please contact liaison librarian Ann Marie Holland, Rare Books and Special Collections ann.holland [at]

Image: Fragment of a 15th-Century Missal. Medieval Manuscript 169. McGill Rare Books and Special Collections.

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