17 January 2015
Guess the Manuscript XIX
In the past, Guess the Manuscript has been an occasional feature of the Medieval Manuscripts – but no longer! As of today, we’ve decided to make it a regular, mid-monthly treat...and here’s the first ever-so-tricky instalment:
Answers on a postcard – by which we mean, through the comments box below or via Twitter @BLMedieval (but if you want to send us a postcard, by all means do!).
The prize? Our lasting admiration and respect; isn't that enough?
Alright, so maybe this one was a tad difficult. Here's a big clue, in the form of an image of the binding of this manuscript:
Here are some tips to solving our trickier Guess the Manuscript posts:
- examine the images carefully: what language is it written in? what material is the text written on? are there any clues as to who owned the manuscript? what size is it?
- once you've got a shortlist, you can begin to whittle it down very quickly (especially with an image of the binding!)...then you just have to find the right page...
- James Freeman