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[Astralogica, Shepherd's calendar]
Detail of a shepherd's calendar with weather forecasting advice correlated with medical and therapeutic information. Also includes the labours of the twelve months. Chetham's MS Mun.A.4.99

Images of a consistently high quality

Material stored and handled in a fully professional manner

Michael Powell, Librarian

At the start of the project the CHICC team visited Chetham's to inspect their collection of Middle English manuscripts. 12 were eventually chosen, and it was decided to split them between digitisation on site, or at the Rylands, depending on size.

The first manuscripts were digitised at Chetham's using the portable conservation cradle. The remainder were transported to the Deansgate studio by Chetham's.

All 12 manuscripts are available in LUNA,


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