Book of the Month Archive

Book of the Month Archive

This is the archive of our popular illustrated  "book of the month" web feature, produced to highlight different books, manuscripts and sets of papers from our varied collections.

These archived pages were produced for the old (pre-2010) Special Collections website, from August 1999 until December 2009. Browsing through these is a good way to get a feel for the rich and varied resources available in Special Collections.  Note, however, that while the content of these articles is still relevant, their presentation and accessibility may now be outdated.

Presented in chronological order of the object's creation.


12th Century

13th Century

Although our collections include manuscripts dating from the 13th century, none of these items have featured in a Book of the Month article

14th Century

15th Century

16th Century 

17th Century

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century