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HenryleTregetour
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Hey folks,

I have found something really cool. It is an illumination from a 12th century manuscript. The picture consists of two men together comprising the letter "H". The figure on the left is very short and old. On his head there is an animal, most likely a monkey or ape. The much taller figure on the right is a younger man in fashionable garments, with a tunic slit at both hips to the ground. The really cool thing is that the shorter figure appears to be pulling a rabbit out of the other figure's tunic; the tall figure is clapping!

Rabbit out of the hat? Not quite.

Check it out at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/267682771579889578/

HLT
Mr. Woolery
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Wow! Great find!

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Thanks. Sometimes you just get lucky!
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Do you have the name of the manuscript?
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Thomhaha wrote: "Do you have the name of the manuscript? "

Sorry for the long time to reply.

The name is including with the image.

Henry
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Rabbits are often found in medieval manuscripts, usually as symbols of purity or fertility, but also occasionally as "killer" rabbits. I agree its cool, but likely not associated with magicians this early.
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The rabbit got "into magic in the early 1700s. Jean Hugard printed the story in his Magic Monthly. Someday, when I feel like typing, I'll write it up.
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I'm wondering if it may have had to do something with this? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Toft
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Correct!

Only Hugard edited much of the "doctors stuff". Jean explained how an itinerant magician, hearing of the TOFT STORY, advertised "The Birth Of A Rabbit", and
sold out the house!
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