December 17, 2014

New eBook Treasures Released By British Library, Available for iPad

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From The British Library:

The Luttrell Psalter, William Tyndale’s New Testament and Sultan Baybar’s Qur’an are the latest in the series of eBook Treasures to be released by the British Library.

The Luttrell Psalter is regarded as one of the most important medieval books in the world. A Psalter is a book of psalms which is often accompanied by other material such as church calendars. But the Luttrell Psalter is much more than that. Made for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell in Lincolnshire, between 1325 and 1335, it is regarded as a masterpiece of the illuminators art, containing hundreds of lavishly decorated pages, containing many rare depictions of everyday medieval life, from work in the fields to drinking games.

iPad users will be able to enjoy viewing this exquisite treasure in close up detail. The written and audio interpretative material brings the manuscript to life helping the users begin to understand the beauty and significance of this outstanding treasure.

The eBook also includes a 20 minute film produced by WAG Screen, inspired by the images contained in the margins of the Psalter.

The complete version of the Luttrell Psalter retails at £9.99  [$19.99/U.S.] and a highlights version can also be purchased for £4.99 [$9.99 U.S.]. Both versions are available for download worldwide on the iBookstore.

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