july 17, 2018

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“Love someone who does not deserve it.” ~ Wendell Berry

 

illuminated

 

Library Director Susan Brown gave us a wonderful tour of Transy’s Special Collections last week. It included the incredible Audubon Birds painting collection among many other rare and beautiful things. Little known fact: I adore illuminated manuscripts. I think they’re some of the world’s most beautiful works of art. We had a wonderful opportunity to view a couple illuminated manuscripts at Transy. The close-up above is a prayer book I believe. I don’t recall its year of origin, but it’s perhaps in the 1500 range. I was so busy admiring the intricate painting and gold adornment that I didn’t really hear what Susan said. Honestly, I could look at illuminated manuscripts for hours and never tire. What a joy to behold.