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With the help of another librarian and several supporting staff members, I digitized this 14th century antiphonary (most likely from Spain). Officially stored in Xavier University's institutional repository, this exquisite, yet fragile, Latin volume is available to an international audience for the first time.

Due to the fragility of the volume, not all of the pages were able to be flattened during digitization. The resulting creases and imperfections speak to the use and abuse of the artifact over the centuries.

All images in this specific collection are in the Public Domain.