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Guide to the Bancroft Library Incunabula Collection
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Description
The Incunabula Collection of The Bancroft Library comprises more than 400 titles (several of which are only leaves) printed before 1501. It includes philosophical, theological, scientific, historical, and literary works. The collection has specimens from each of the major western European countries. The largest representation is from Italy, with 132 titles from Venice alone. In addition, there are leaf books, collections original leaves from German, Italian, and West-European incunabula, described by Konrad Haebler, noted historian of incunabula, a miscellany collection of unidentified original leaves, and a selection of facsimiles and photographic reproductions of other incunabula and early type faces.
Extent
ca. 460 volumes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from this material must be submitted in writing to the Rare Books Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Permission of the Rare Books Curator is required for use of all items, except facsimiles.