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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.


These materials do not belong to the Libraries, but the collection is available to all researchers. Request materials for use in the Special Collections reading room. Note: please see the finding aid below and request items by inventory number and/or barcode. These items are not in the library catalog.


Finding aid:

Item descriptions are from booksellers' documentation or comparable copies and have not yet been verified. The University Libraries are in the process of digitizing selected materials. For manuscripts with completed scans, see the University of Missouri Digital Library.

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

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