|All photographs taken by © Lindsey Almkvist, 2018.|
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|Image of a Mandrake in the Ortus|
As you can see, the preservation is truly remarkable. It felt like a real privilege to be so up close to such a remarkable medieval treasure as this!
Similarly, everyone expressed a sense of wonder to peer inside the 'Norwich Apocalypse' (pictured below), the oldest book in the collection, dating from the 13thC.
Here is the Clerk of the Guild holding a volume of Blomefield's 'History of Norfolk', explaining that how it had been 'Grangerised' i.e. extended in length with the addition of a wealth of engravings and supplemental material.
I have focused on books here, but the Collection contains so much more: maps, postcards, engravings, handbills, newspapers, wartime aerial photographs, historic photographs - and much more of interest. One could spend a lifetime exploring this wonderful resource!
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