Bodleian Library, MS Douce 152 Book of hours, France, 15th century

A pigeon wearing a fancy hat. Bodleian Library, MS Douce 152 Book of hours, France, century

Requiem with a marginal dragonfly book of hours, Bruges or Ghent 15th century. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS http://discardingimages.tumblr.com287, fol. 161v

discardingimages: “ Requiem with a marginal dragonfly book of hours, Bruges or Ghent century. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 148

Marginal drawing of a cat churning butter from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Author	Marcus Tullius Cicero Title	Rhetoricorum veterum Origin	Italy, Central (Florence) Date	last quarter of the 15th century Language	Latin

Author Marcus Tullius Cicero Title Rhetoricorum veterum Origin Italy, Central (Florence) Date last quarter of the century Language Latin (TAG: PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Snails kissing. Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms 6881, detail of f. 72. Book of Hours, use of Chalon. 15th century.

Snail love in the margins of an illuminated medieval manuscript. Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms detail of f. Book of Hours, use of Chalon.

A dog with a shepherd, dogs hunting a stag and a rabbit, and a dog identifying a murderer and howling by its dead master, in a bestiary: England, 13th century (London, British Library, MS Harley 3244, f. 45r).

A dog with a shepherd, dogs hunting a stag and a rabbit, and a dog identifying a murderer and howling by its dead master, in a bestiary: England, century

Amiens - BM - ms._0107, detail of f. 001v. Book of Hours, 4th quarter/end of 15th century.

Amiens - BM - detail of f. Book of Hours, quarter/end of century. - The Book of Hours is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript, all were unique and varied but usually contained a similar collection of texts, prayers and psalms.

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