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Author Hagan, Anette

Title Spotlights on Incunabula
Edition 1st ed
Published Boston : BRILL, 2023


Description 1 online resource (296 pages)
Series Library of the Written Word Series ; v.118
Library of the Written Word Series
Contents Part 1. Continental Case Studies -- Early Printing along the IJssel : Contextualising Deventer's Success as a Centre of Incunabula Production / Laura Cooijmans-Keizer -- Jacques Le Forestier, Thomas Le Forestier and Early Medical Printing in Rouen / Elma Brenner -- The Quaderneto of Padua : A 1480 List of Incunabula for Sale / Ester Camilla Peric -- Part 2. Incunabula as Objects -- Hungarian Bookbindings of the Incunabula Period / Andrea Vilcsek -- Bindings and Provenance : Evidence from Contemporary Oxford Bindings on the Early Printed Books of the Last Monks of Durham / Sheila Hingley -- 'An Imperfect Copy' : Avicenna's Canon de medicinae in the University of Aberdeen / Jane Pirie -- Part 3. Collecting -- Incunabula from a Sixteenth-Century Donation to Lincoln College, Oxford: Reconstructing a Private Library and Its Afterlife / Sarah Cusk -- The Place of Incunabula in Early Modern Scottish Libraries / Elizabeth Henderson -- Augustus De Morgan's Incunabula / Karen Attar -- An Astronomer's Incunabula: The Library of Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills / Sian Prosser -- The National Library of Scotland's Acquisitions of Incunabula during World War II / Robert L. Betteridge
Summary "The five hundred years from the 1450s to the 1950s represent an extraordinarily rich quarry for evidence of incunabula sales, collecting and use. What book lists reveal about publishing and reading habits in late 15th-century Venice, how a Scottish librarian went about acquiring incunabula during World War II and the international workshop connections glimpsed through early Hungarian bindings are among the topics explored in this volume. Library professionals train spotlights on French plague tracts, Deventer as a printing place, the use of incunabula in learned societies in the nineteenth-century, and incunabula collecting by monks and universities in England and Scotland"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject Incunabula -- Europe
Printing -- Europe -- History -- Origin and antecedents
Bookbinding -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Bookbinding -- Europe -- History -- 16th century
Incunabula -- Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain -- History
Form Electronic book
Author Hagan, Anette I., 1967- editor
ISBN 9789004681378