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Manuscript Books

Discover original manuscripts in the UH Libraries' Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection, and learn more about manuscripts.

Short Videos of Manuscript Production

These videos demonstrate various aspects of the production of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. They can provide a greater understanding of how a manuscript that you are studying was put together.

Making Manuscripts

Pricking the Parchment

Ruling the Parchment


Erasing a Mistake

Polishing Gold Leaf

Painting an Illuminated Letter