Thursday, August 26, 2010

Famous Bible Leaves Available in the DMR

The Original Leaves from Famous Bibles digital collection is now available in the Digital Media Repository.

This collection of 60 leaves from famous Bibles, from the earliest ever printed to items dated in the 20th century, was assembled and collated by Otto Ege and Philip Duschnes. Ege was renowned for compiling medieval texts. The collection (with originals in BSU Archives and Special Collections) includes incunabula and a leaf from the 1611 King James Bible, among other rare items.

Pictured above is an example from the collection, an Armenian manuscript Bible from the twelfth century.