Update

Overview

incunabula

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-20 of 154 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

A. W. Pollard

A. W. Pollard  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1859–1944),keeper of the Department of Printed Books at the British Museum, 1919–24. He edited several volumes of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1886–7) and the ‘Globe’ Chaucer (1898), published other ...
Aaron Freimann

Aaron Freimann  

Reference type:
Overview Page
 (1871–1948) Jewish bibliographer and librarian.He made the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek at Frankfurt am Main (1904–33) one of Europe’s largest Jewish collections, fled to New York (1938) and ...
Alfred C. Chapin

Alfred C. Chapin  

Reference type:
Overview Page
 (1848–1936) American book collector, lawyer, and politician.Collecting incunabula, English literature, and Americana, Chapin regularly donated his books to his alma mater, Williams College, Mass., ...
Angelo Poliziano

Angelo Poliziano  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
 (1454–94) Florentine humanist, the foremost vernacular poet and classical scholar of his day.A Medici protégé, he had easy access to ancient literature; through intense study of it he made ...
Anton Koberger

Anton Koberger  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(c.1440–1513),German publisher who introduced printing to Nuremberg in 1470 and sold his books through his sixteen shops and his network of agents throughout Europe. He published more than 200 ...
Ashburnham, Bertram, 4th earl of

Ashburnham, Bertram, 4th earl of  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1797–1878)Collecting incunabula in his youth and, subsequently, MSS, he formed one of the most important private libraries in England. He purchased en bloc the Libri collection (1847) and the ...
Auckland City Libraries

Auckland City Libraries  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Founded in 1880 as Auckland Public Library, ACL is New Zealand’s largest public library system. It includes one of New Zealand’s most significant research collections of rare books and archives ...
Austrian National Library

Austrian National Library  

Reference type:
Overview Page
One of the great libraries of the world, the OeNB is international in scope. Founded in the second half of the 14th century as the heir to the Habsburg Imperial ...
Baer

Baer  

Reference type:
Overview Page
German antiquarian bookshop in Frankfurt, founded in 1785 by Joseph Baer. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Baer was a modern, international company, specializing in autographs, incunabula, ...
Basel, Public Library of the University

Basel, Public Library of the University  

Reference type:
Overview Page
The oldest secular library in Switzerland (founded 1460). Its collection of rare books comprises 3,000 incunabula; MSS of Luther, Erasmus, Zwingli, and Melanchthon; and the Amerbach family ...
bearer type

bearer type  

Reference type:
Overview Page
For pages with sizeable blank areas, types were placed in the forme to bear the platen’s weight. Intended to be blind, they were neither inked nor masked. Bearers are most ...
Beinecke Sr., Edwin J.

Beinecke Sr., Edwin J.  

Reference type:
Overview Page
 (1886–1970), and (1887–1971)American book collectors.The elder Beinecke was, like so many Yale book collectors, influenced as an undergraduate by Tinker. Initially a collector of R. L. Stevenson, he ...
Bernard Quaritch

Bernard Quaritch  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1819–99)Antiquarian bookseller. Born in Saxony, in London he was initially employed by Henry Bohn, starting his own firm in 1847. He was the first to publish Edward FitzGerald's The ...
Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library  

Reference type:
Overview Page
The library of Oxford University, one of six copyright libraries in the UK. The first library was founded in the 14th century, but was refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley (1545–1613), English scholar and ...
Bonaventura Kruitwagen

Bonaventura Kruitwagen  

Reference type:
Overview Page
 (1874–1954) Dutch codicologist and bibliographer.Having entered the Franciscan order in 1892, he devoted his life to the study of late medieval Netherlandish MSS and early printed books. His nearly ...
border

border  

Reference type:
Overview Page
A form of painted decoration added to one or more of the four margins of the page of a book, usually, but not invariably, a MS. Such borders often have ...
broadside

broadside  

Reference type:
Overview Page
A sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page; a term generally used of ballads, etc., so printed.
Bursa Library of MSS and Old Printed Works, Turkey

Bursa Library of MSS and Old Printed Works, Turkey  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Following the 1948 reorganization of dervish convent and foundation libraries in Bursa, the İnebey Medrese was restored to host the Ottoman MSS (over 8,000) and old printed books in Arabic ...
catalogues of books, MS and print

catalogues of books, MS and print  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Catalogues record ownership, usually availability, sometimes noting donations or provenance, and are compiled with the purpose of publicly imparting this information. Catalogues of books, whether in ...
catechism

catechism  

A summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians. The word is recorded from the early 16th century and comes via ...

View: