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Medieval Reader dictating, scribe copying
Courtesy of The Pierpont Morgan

Library, New York.
Moralized Bible, MS M.240, fol. 9r.
Paris, France. ca. 1227-1234.
Reader dictating, Scribe copying

Dyson Perrins ApocalypseCourtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, MS Ludwig III 1
folio 20 (detail), English, ca. 1255-1260
Dyson Perrins Apocalypse