Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rare Medieval Bible bought by American University

A medieval Bible written in Oxford, England, around 1240, has been purchased by the University of South Carolina for $77 000. The small-sized bible will be added to other medieval holdings at the university’s Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library.

“This Bible is exceptionally fine,” says Dr. Scott Gwara, a USC medievalist who recommended the acquisition and funding for its purchase from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation. “Even though it’s written in Latin, the 1,000-page manuscript is from England, produced around 1240.”

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