‘Missing’ Renaissance Manuscript Acquired for Rylands

Posted by admin on Aug 13, 2011

The Art Fund has helped the University of Manchester’s John Rylands University Library acquire the ‘missing’ seventh volume of a celebrated Renaissance manuscript.

The volume is part of the famous Colonna Missal, a magnificent service-book made for use in the Sistine Chapel in Rome and one of the most important religious manuscripts of the sixteenth century. It now joins the six other volumes that have been housed at the John Rylands Library since 1901.

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