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19 April 2013

Guess the Manuscript!

Guess the manuscript

It's Friday, so let's have some fun. This is one of the British Library's collection items -- can you guess which one? A clue: it can be found on our Digitised Manuscripts site.

And here is the answer: it's the binding of a 15th-century physician's folding almanac, Harley MS 937, which was recently digitised as part of our Harley Science Project.

Harley_ms_937_f001r
London, British Library, MS Harley 937, f. 1r.

Thank you to everyone who attempted to identify this item, and especially to @ainoa_castro, @yorkherald and Jen Kubeck for being the first to name it correctly. Doubtless we'll play this game again -- watch this space.

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Comments

a pocket almanach ?

a bookmark

a folding almanac

Harley MS 937, a "physician's folding almanac"

Wow, you have THAT in your collection?? A valuable item from a Crusader's kit, namely a semen container? This one must have belonged to the King Louis VII; have you ever tried to analise it in the laboratory?

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