I was looking for scans of Vulgate manuscripts for another question, but they were hard to find. What is the earliest text with scans which are easily accessible on the internet?


There are some earlier manuscripts of the Vulgate that are viewable online:

The Book of Kells and the Book of Mulling can both be viewed on Digital Collections.tcd.ie

  • Excellent, thank you, and welcome to the site!
    – curiousdannii
    Feb 13 '17 at 23:18

Gutenberg digital has The Göttingen Gutenberg Bible, which was printed in 1454. The The British Library has two copies of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible. And Internet Archive has 1462 The Gutenberg Bible Latin Vulgate.

Gallica has two copies (ca. 1455) of four (printed on parchment) and two (printed on paper) volumes, respectively.

  • That's certainly a baseline, though I'm hoping someone will know of an earlier one.
    – curiousdannii
    Nov 10 '16 at 0:21
  • @curiousdannii. I believe the Vatican library has now put all its manuscripts on line.
    – fdb
    Feb 11 '19 at 15:24
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    – fdb
    Feb 11 '19 at 15:38

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