Category Archives: Books

The Scribe at Work

DescriptionEnglish: Scribe working on a manuscript, surrounded by his research material
Date15th century
SourceThe Art & Practice of Typography (https://archive.org/details/artpracticeoftyp00gres/page/n9/mode/2up)
AuthorJean Le Tavernier

No information is given about the picture in the source book. The scribe pictured is identified in other versions on Commons as Jean Miélot, and the artist as Jean Le Tavernier.

Liturgies That Won’t Burn

Description
English: Roman and Mozarabic liturgies unharmed by the fire: an engraving from a Mexican edition of the Mozarabic rite
Date
Source Missa Gothica, seu, Mozarabica, et Officium itidem Gothicum (https://archive.org/details/missagothicaseum00cath/page/n13/mode/2up)
Author Jphus. Nava

Latin banners read: “Both books cast into the fire”; “The Roman leaps out of the fire”; “The Gothic unharmed under the flames.”