The Library holds one of the forty portfolios of medieval manuscript leaves compiled by art historian Otto F. Ege in the late 1940s. Assembled from fifty manuscripts in Ege’s personal collection, the portfolios consist of one leaf from each of the fifty original manuscripts. The manuscript leaves were mostly taken from religious texts such as missals, prayer books, breviaries, psalters, and Books of Hours. Ege intended the portfolios to be useful in art education and inspiring to book designers and book artists. See here for more information.

Interested researchers can access photographs of the Massey Library’s portfolio of the Otto Ege leaves here.

The Ege Leaves are catalogued in the Gurney Collection with the call number “Gurney FF 0001”.

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