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Manuscripts

The Western Collection includes examples of European manuscripts, important for their texts, ornamentation (although not all are illuminated), and bindings. Beatty formed separate collections of Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopian, Hebrew, Slavonic and Syriac manuscripts. 

These collections vary in depth depending on the availability of quality material for what Beatty would have considered reasonable output at the time he was focusing on that area.