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Reading Desks. MS. Bodleian Library.




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Two reading desks that were depicted in a 15th century manuscript. The left-hand one is circular and ornate, with space to hold both an open book and another closed book. It has a cross on the top. The secondreading desk, or lectern, has an open book, and the stand is carved with decorations in the form of gothic arches; it has a cross-shaped base.

See also a picture of just the right-hand book-stand.

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