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Wednesday Wonders: Medieval Highlights from Leeds University Library Special Collections

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections at the University of Leeds.

The collections at Leeds contain beautiful illuminated 15th century French and Flemish books of hours, psalters, and prayer books, and German chained manuscripts from the 1450s. Some of these will be on show alongside examples from our fine collection of incunabula. The Library of Ripon Cathedral is held on long-term deposit in Special Collections, and includes a Latin Bible from the 13th century. A highlight of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society Collection is the enormous series of surviving court rolls of the manor of Wakefield (1274-1925). Examples from our extensive coin collection will also be on show.

Special Collections staff will be in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery with a selection of highlights from the collections for delegates to examine close up.

Image: Pentecost (fol. 37v), from Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis [BC MS 7]