John Dee’s Library Catalogue

John Dee (1527-1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary, and model for Shakespeare’s Prospero, owned one of the most significant private libraries in Elizabethan England. A fine facsimile of the Trinity College, Cambridge manuscript O.4.20 - John Dee's Library Catalogue - was originally published by the Bibliographical Society in 1990 and edited by Julian Roberts and Andrew …

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John Lydgate, Medieval Graffiti and Mythological Beasts

We are excited to learn that graffiti in a Suffolk church has recently been identified as the work of the poet and priest, John Lydgate (1370?–1451?). Trinity College Library holds a number of manuscripts containing texts by Lydgate including his Troy Book or Siege of Troy (O.5.2) and one of the oldest copies of The …

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Dürer and perspective

Albrecht Dürer (b. Nuremberg, 21 May 1471; d. Nuremberg, 6 April 1528) Painter, draughtsman, printmaker and writer. Now considered by many scholars the greatest of all German artists, he not only executed paintings and drawings of the highest quality but also made a major contribution to the development of printmaking, especially engraving, and to the …

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