This illuminated medieval manuscript, believed to be the first in any American collegiate library, was given to Yale by Elihu Yale in 1714.

It’s one of the 50 objects featured by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

See more scans of the manuscript
Explore the Beinecke’s full digital collections →

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