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Facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts and Incunabula


FSU Special Collections & Archives has over two-hundred facsimiles of medieval manuscripts and incunabula which can be accessed through our Research Center on the main floor of Strozier Library. The Research Center Reading Room is open Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-5:30pm.

There are many types of facsimiles, from high-quality reproductions that include even the worm holes and sewing structures of the originals, to black-and-white copies and partial facsimiles that reproduce only the most important illustrations. Featured facsimiles can be found through the tabs on this research guide. High quality facsimiles are featured in the center column of each page, while partial facsimiles and related materials are listed on the right. Many facsimiles have an accompanying commentary that serves as a guide to interpreting the manuscript.

Additional facsimiles can also be found using the library catalog's Advanced Search feature. Simply use one of the following search terms under "Subject Heading" to find materials in Special Collections, the Strozier circulating collections, and the Allen Music Library:

  • Bible -- Facsimiles
  • Block books -- Facsimiles
  • Books of Hours -- Facsimiles
  • Catholic Church -- Facsimiles
  • Early Maps -- Facsimiles
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Facsimiles
  • Incunabula -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Church Slavic -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, English -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle) -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, English (Old) -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, French -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, German -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Greek -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Italian -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Latin -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Medieval -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Russian (Old) -- Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Spanish -- Facsimiles
  • Music -- Manuscripts -- Facsimiles
  • Psalters -- Facsimiles

Rare Book Librarian

Katherine Hoarn
Strozier Library
Special Collections & Archives
(850) 644-1967
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