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In pictures: Masterpieces from the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is currently displaying some 130 remarkable items from its collections, to demonstrate how ideas of genius, people of genius and moments of genius have left their mark on papyrus, parchment and paper

Published: March 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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Codex Mendoza, which contains a history of the Aztec rulers and their conquests, c1541 © Bodleian Libraries


Schilflied (Reed Song), by Felix Mendelssohn, Frankfurt, March 1845 © Bodleian Libraries

Historia Naturale (Natural History), by Pliny the Elder, 1476 © Bodleian Libraries

Map of the Holy Land, England, late 14th century © Bodleian Libraries

Flora Graeca (The Flora of Greece) by John Sibthorpe (1758–1796), James Edward Smith (1759-1828) and John Lindley (1799-1865) © Bodleian Libraries

Magna Carta. Issue of 1217, sent by the royal chancery to Gloucester © Bodleian Libraries


Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries is on show at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, until 20 September 2015 and admission is free. For more information, visit the library website


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