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Cambridge University Library’s incunabula goes online

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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The Gutenberg Bible, the first printed edition of Homer’s works (Florence, 1488), the first book to contain italic type printed by Aldus Manutius (Venice, 1500) and several unique editions of William Caxton are among the stars of Cambridge University Library’s collection of 4,650 incunabula scheduled to be ‘made available’ online, Cambs24 reports. According to University Librarian Anne Jarvis, ‘We are delighted to be able to create high quality, searchable records for these rarest of books and share them via the Internet with readers around the world.’ Read the full article here.

 

Above: Illuminated copy of Dio Chrystostomus, De regno (Venice, 1471). Photo from the Cambridge University Library.

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