Manuscripts and Early Printed Books (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

Various authors including Lambert le Tort, Alexandre de Bernai (de Paris), and others, Romance of Alexander; Folio #: fol. 130r, 1338-1344. Image and original data provided by the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, have contributed more than 24,000 images of their outstanding collections, notably Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, to the Artstor Digital Library.

The Bodleian Library, founded 400 years ago, belongs to the Bodleian Libraries group, which includes 28 other libraries at Oxford. Collectively the Libraries hold more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding Special Collections, including rare books, maps, music, and Oriental materials, and they are a preeminent repository of Western Medieval manuscripts. The Bodleian has — with support from the Getty Trust — developed an electronic catalog of Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries. The library's collaboration with Artstor was built on the foundation laid through that effort. During this partnership, Artstor digitized thousands of illuminated leaves from Bodleian manuscripts through the 16th century, as well as selected 19th- and 20th- century manuscripts in the Medieval tradition.

The Bodleian’s collections may be visited via their online image portal at digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.