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The healing properties of spring water, illustrated by a woman carrying two water buckets on a pole. Health Handbook. Ferrara, after 1470-72? (NYPL, Spencer Collection 65)This looks amazing:

One hundred exquisite medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, dating from the 10th through the 16th centuries and ranging from miniature portable Bibles to oversized Gospel books, make up a new exhibition at The New York Public Library. The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at The New York Public Library, on view from October 21, 2005 through February 12, 2006, is the first full-scale exhibition to highlight the incredible breadth of the Library’s collection of Western European illuminated manuscripts, among the largest in North America.

At the Humanities research library, at 42nd and 5th (the one with the lions), through February.

[Links: NYTimes; NYPL]


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