God’s Librarians

Mendelsohn_Vatican_009 Urb.lat.2.f.250r-thumb-465x642-58317.jpgIn this week’s New Yorker, Daniel Mendelsohn writes about the Vatican Library’s treasures. Only an excerpt is available online, so if you’re not a subscriber, pick up a print edition. A short slide-show of Vatican manuscripts is, however, available for browsing online. Pictured here is “a scene from the Urbinate Bible, which Federico di Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino, commissioned from Vespasiano da Bisticci, a renowned fifteenth-century Florentine bookseller.
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