The Smith­field Dec­retals are cur­rently pre­served in the British Library. We will be working with the dig­i­tized copy, and paying attention to the images. Do not hes­itate to play with them and to be imag­i­native. These are, in them­selves, pretty playful and imag­i­native. Think again about the tabula picta man­u­script with images, in order to interpret this man­u­script and its aston­ishing presence. 

I also add Taylor’s chapter from his book Textual Sit­u­a­tions, which is rel­evant for our dis­cussion and pro­vides much needed back­ground for the man­u­script itself.