Collection: BC Incunabula: Incunabula (Brotherton Collection)

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Title: Incunabula (Brotherton Collection)

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC Incunabula

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/116965 

Collection group(s): Incunabula

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Description

Leeds University Library holds over 300 incunabula, that is, books printed in Europe before 1501. The incunabula contain a variety of subject matter. Classical writing, theology, philosophy and medieval literature are well represented. In addition there are dictionaries, encyclopaedias and instructional texts on astronomy and astrology, music, health and nutrition, geometry and arithmetic, as well as histories and world chronicles.
The collection includes several notable illustrated works such as Hartmann Schedel's Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg, 1493), the Schatzbehalter by Stephan Fridolin (Nuremberg, 1491), Bernhard von Breydenbach's Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Mainz, 1486) and Euclid's Elementa geometriae (Venice, 1482).
The Brotherton Collection contains one unique incunabulum, the Epitome margaritae eloquentiae by Lorenzo Guglielmo Traversagni, printed in Westminster by William Caxton in 1480.

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