Library of Congress Rare Books Tour

On April 4, 2006, WCG members viewed illuminated manuscripts housed among the Library’s Rare Book collection, guided by Daniel De Simone, curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection,
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, as well as Reference Specialist Clark Evans and Administrative Officer George Chiassion. Among the manuscripts and print exemplars were several 13th and 14th-century Books of Hours, the 1335 Nekcsei-Lipocz Bible illuminated by Italian artists in Hungary, and the 1621 Schmidt model book in the 1560 Germanic court tradition of Georg Bosckay.

List of manuscripts viewed (pdf, compiled by Ann Dorsey)

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Photos by Lorraine Swerdloff