Tag Archives: Incunabula

Slightly bigger than my home library

I have been waiting for my personal invitation to visit the extraordinary Walker Library of the Human Imagination in Ridgefield, Connecticut, but alas it does not seem to be forthcoming. However, I have discovered that it’s possible to take a virtual … Continue reading

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Not Available in Paperback

The Louisiana State University Special Collections Library has recently announced an exciting new acquisition. This is a rare copy of Hartmann Schedel’s The Nuremberg Chronicle, printed in 1493 in Germany, in the city that gives the work its name. This incunabula represents one of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Rarity

In case you needed another reason to visit Paris this holiday season, the Bibliothèque Nationale has opened a special exhibition to showcase treasures from its enormous collection. E’loge de la rareté: Cent trésors de la Réserve des livres presents one … Continue reading

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