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Special Collections- Vatican Film Library : Facsimiles

Selected information on the holdings and organization of the VFL library


Supplementing our primary manuscript collection is a large number (almost 200) of partial or full printed facsimiles of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, representing a range of texts – devotional, scientific, and literary in a variety of languages – Latin, Greek, and vernacular.

Books of Hours

Hastings Hours, Adoration of Kings and Largesse, 1480
British Library. Add. MS 54782 , ff. 42v-43

Liturgical Manuscripts

Greek Manuscripts



Incipit to John, from the Book of Kells
Trinity College Dublin. MS 58, 292r

Secular Subjects

Fredrick II, De Arte Venandi cum Avibus
Biblioteca Vaticana. Pal. lat 1071, f. 2

Syriac Manuscripts

See also BAV by Language under
"Printed Catalogs"

Hebrew Manuscripts

Popes and Saints


Literary Manuscripts

Roman de la Rose, ca. 1283
Biblioteca Vaticana Apostolica. Urb. lat. 276, fol. 52 r