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An ALPHABET of CAPITAL LETTERS selected from the Illuminations of Italian Choral Books of 15th and 16th Centuries.

Illuminated Manuscripts

An illuminated manuscript is any manuscript whose text is accompanied by decoration. It originally referred only to silver or gilt adornments, but came to be acceptable terminology for any manuscript with drawings, paintings or decorations such as ornate initials, borders, floral accoutrements and the like. Often the illuminations would depict a historical or rural/pastoral scene.

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King James Bible

Bibles: A Collector's Heaven

It is one of the great ironies of book collecting that Bibles can be among both the most valuable and least expensive of books. Gutenberg′s 42-line Bible is probably the most valuable printed book, with single leaves selling for $60,000 and up. On the other hand, free copies of English-language translations of the Bible can be found at churches or downloaded from websites.

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Books about Religion

Books about Religion

Find a one-of-a-kind Gutenberg bible, delve into religious criticism, or simply learn more about religions of the world.

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