|Welcome Page from the Free Library of Philadelphia's digital manuscript collection|
Within This Site"Manuscript Basics" is an informative introduction to the types of medieval manuscripts, and how they were created. The Glossary section has detailed entries for a variety of important terms. Both of these are great for new scribes!
The "Tour of Our Collections" allows you to view individual manuscripts, page by page, and zoom in on the details. Inspiration for drop-dead gorgeous scrolls abounds.
Also contained within this site are links to online resources and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading. Anyone working on documentation for A&S will truly appreciate this.
The link to the "Leaves of Gold" exhibit on this site is a dead link; however, you can still access the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit at: