Featured Collection Item: Manuscript Bible, c. 1297

Manuscript BibleThis Latin Bible, c. 1297, is one of the earliest held in the UCSB Library’s Special Collections. Originally from the library of King James II, the ruler of Aragon (now in Northern Spain) from 1291 to 1327. The Bible has extensive illuminations throughout.

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