Ohio Memory has published a new post, “"Historia Testamenti Veteris et Allegorii"”
At the very back of the State Library of Ohio, past the reference collection, the shelves of government documents, and the cabinets full of microfilm, is an unobtrusive door labeled “Rare Book Room.” If a visitor goes through those doors–which one can do simply by scheduling a tour–he or she will have the opportunity to hold the oldest item in the library: a manuscript tentatively dated to around the 13th century!
The item is hand-written by a scribe, as it was created approximately two hundred years before Gutenberg’s press revolutionized the book manufacturing industry. […]
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'Historia Testamenti Veteris et Allegorii'
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