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Medieval Lindorm Dragon, 15th century, from the alchemical scrolls of Sir George Ripley

Medieval Lindorm Dragon, 15th century, from the alchemical scrolls of Sir George Ripley

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 78v detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 78v detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

St Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Christ in the garden Flemish Illuminated Manuscript 14th Century

St Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Christ in the garden Flemish Illuminated Manuscript 14th Century

The Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit (Book of the Holy Trinity) is one of the earliest alchemical manuscripts with emblematic illustrations, as well as being the earliest alchemical work written in German. The work seems to have been created around 1410-1419 and a number of manuscripts appeared during the first half of the 15th century.

The Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit (Book of the Holy Trinity) is one of the earliest alchemical manuscripts with emblematic illustrations, as well as being the earliest alchemical work written in German. The work seems to have been created around 1410-1419 and a number of manuscripts appeared during the first half of the 15th century.

Rosary with Virgo Lactans (Getty Museum)

Rosary with Virgo Lactans (Getty Museum)

Firestones and hail rain on the damned, from The book of our Lord’s vineyard, 1470.  “Every one shall receive of Thy Words.”

Firestones and hail rain on the damned, from The book of our Lord’s vineyard, 1470. “Every one shall receive of Thy Words.”

last night i dreamt of a serpent type/dragon type beast specific to my dream not the apocalypse :-) and alas I see this   "The Crowned Virgin: A Vision of John" (Revelation 12:1-3), from the Bamberg Apocalypse, an 11th century richly illuminated manuscript.Spiritual Reflections: Apocalyptic Advent

last night i dreamt of a serpent type/dragon type beast specific to my dream not the apocalypse :-) and alas I see this "The Crowned Virgin: A Vision of John" (Revelation 12:1-3), from the Bamberg Apocalypse, an 11th century richly illuminated manuscript.Spiritual Reflections: Apocalyptic Advent

Graphics stuff - from a pattern book  Griffon and Greyhound. Bodleian Library The Pattern Book  Date: 1520-1530

Graphics stuff - from a pattern book Griffon and Greyhound. Bodleian Library The Pattern Book Date: 1520-1530

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