#massiveBookMonday and #musicalMonday in one giant-sized text

| March 9, 2015

To offset all the focus on tiny books, today we’re exploring the library’s largest books.

Today’s discovery looks to be part of the Liturgy of the Hours—prayers, Psalms, hymns, and other readings in Latin to be used throughout the day. There’s no title page, but the entire book is handwritten, with beautiful illustrations gracing some of the pages. We’ll be taking a deep dive into the old catalog cards later this week to make sure this lovely tome is well-classified.

I didn’t measure the book’s dimensions, but check the last image—the librarian foot is for scale!