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  • Medieval manuscripts in the vernacular

    My colleague at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library , Raymond Clemens, recently asked me for a list of the Law Library's medieval manuscripts in vernacular languages. The list is in three parts: (1) complete manuscripts, (2) facsimiles, and (3) binding fragments. You can view images from...
  • Legal "trees"

    One focus of my collecting efforts is law books with illustrations. These illustrations are often portraits of the authors or allegorical images, but I am especially interested in illustrations used to describe legal concepts. Tree diagrams have been used since the Middle Ages, particularly in legal...
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