Medieval Books Great and Small: The Clumber Bible
Don’t miss the chance to view a massive 23kg medieval Bible, which will be on display in the Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library, Friday 30 June to Sunday 9 July 2017.
This exclusive 10-day viewing, features the enormous Clumber Bible (c.1395), a sumptuously illuminated Bible from the Kerry Stokes Collection, noted for its extraordinary size. This monumental work will be complemented by a selection of large and small exquisitely decorated medieval devotional texts from the University's Rare Books Collection, including a delightful pocket-sized Breviary (c.1325), a pair of beautifully illuminated initial letters from an Italian choir book (c.1490), and a leaf from the famous Gutenberg Bible (c.1455).
Put this unique viewing opportunity and associated lecture program in your diary whilst the Clumber Bible is in Melbourne.
Image: Clumber Bible, c.1395. Private collection