Literary and historical treasures of Cambridge on the web

Alisoun in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, Cambridge University, and Stanford University have teamed up to bring an important collection of early English manuscripts and historical documents to the internet.

Parker Library on the Web includes such treasures as the 6th century Augustine Gospels, the oldest illustrated Latin Gospel book in existence, the 9th century Anglo-Saxon Chroncile, and many other early books, documents and letters.

From the website:

Parker Library on the Web is a multi-year undertaking of Corpus Christi College, the Stanford University Libraries and Cambridge University Library, to produce a high-resolution digital copy of every imageable page of most manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College (Cambridge University Press, 1912). To provide a viewing environment for these images, an interactive web application was built which allows use by scholars and students in the context of supporting descriptive material and bibliography. Of the 559 manuscripts described on the site, 538 were numbered and catalogued by M. R. James in his 1912 catalogue of the collection. A very small number of these are printed books, mistakenly catalogued as manuscripts in the 18th century, and most of these have been excluded. The online collection also includes volumes given to the library after the James catalogue was published. These additions are described in the Vaughan and Fines handlist and in material supplied by the Parker Librarian.