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This Web page links to complete sets of high-resolution archival images of entire books from private collections that were imaged at the Walters Art Museum. They are available for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Manuscripts images and descriptions were created and are provided through Preservation and Access grants awarded to the Walters Art Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008-2014.

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  • Archimedes Palimpsest (10th/12th C. CE)
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  • Galen Syriac Palimpsest (11th/9th C. CE)
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  • PC.3, On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life, Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, English (1859 CE, London, England)
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  • PC.4, Syriac Troparia accompanying the Odes for Weekdays, with an important palimpsest text of a Syriac translation of a Greek medical work, Syriac (1000 - 1099 CE)
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  • PC.5, Albrecht Durer's Small Woodcut Passion (1508 - 1511 CE)
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  • PC.7.I, The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex: in two volumes, vol. 1, Charles Darwin (1809-1882), English (1871 CE)
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  • PC.7.II, The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex: in two volumes, vol. 2, Charles Darwin (1809-1882), English (1871 CE)
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  • PC.8, Insectivorous plants, Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, English (1875 CE)
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  • PC.9, Erasmus Darwin, Krause, Ernst, 1839-1903, English (1879 CE)
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  • PC.10, Philoponus's Commentary on the first four books of Aristotle's Physics, with annotations by Galileo Galilei, Philoponus, John, 6th cent., Latin (1546 - 1546 CE)
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All images listed on this page are of books and manuscripts from private collections and were imaged at the Walters Art Museum. Unless otherwise indicated all images and associated data linked to from this page are released for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license for anyone who wants to use them.