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The scene of the Annunciation in the Edith Book of Hours surrounded by border illuminations and two frolicking rabbits below.

Immensity and Smallness in the Edith Book of Hours

Posted by: Marianna Stell

The Edith Book of Hours from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection is the smallest medieval manuscript at the Library of Congress. Created in Paris in the fourteenth century in the style of miniature painter and manuscript illuminator, Jean Pucelle, this tiny book offers researchers an experience like no other in the collection. Recently digitized, the Edith Book of Hours is now available for remote viewing for the first time. This blog post offers observations about the size of this manuscript in the hopes of providing remote researchers with a sense of its physical presence.