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Private Collection of Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts.


Private Collection of Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts.


The University Libraries and a private collector are partnering to make an extensive collection of medieval and early modern materials available to scholarship. The collection is wide-ranging, including early printed books, medieval manuscripts, heraldry and genealogical texts, and artworks. Highlights include the second-oldest Sephardic Torah scroll still extant, one of the thirty oldest known fragments of the Qur'an, the Ingoldisthorpe Psalter, an extensive collection of Spanish cartas ejecutorias, four Nuremberg Schembart manuscripts, and many other materials.

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Finding aid:

Item descriptions are from booksellers' documentation or comparable copies and have not yet been verified. 

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The University Libraries are in the process of digitizing selected materials. For manuscripts with completed scans, see the University of Missouri Digital Library.


These materials do not belong to the University of Missouri Libraries. They are on an indefinite term loan beginning in January 2023.


The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on web pages. However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

For questions about the collection and image use permissions, please contact us.

Access Rights

Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.

Note: please see the finding aid and request items by inventory number and/or barcode. These items are not in the library catalog.

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