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Cambridge Incunabula Masterclass: Rubrication and fifteenth-century English printing

5 March 2015

On Friday 20th March 2015, Cambridge University Library will be holding a further masterclass as part of the Incunabula Project. The masterclass, entitled “Rubrication and fifteenth-century...

Aldus Manutius (1452? – 6 February 1515) : A humanist printer for humanist readers. Aldine editions at Cambridge University Library

6 February 2015

Tuesday 6 February 1515 was a sad day for the Venetian literati. Aldus Manutius, the ‘Prince’ of Renaissance printers, had died. His death was not unexpected though. He had in fact...

Art in Books: Lambrecht Hopfer’s Crucifixion (c. 1525–50) in the Opuscula of Saint Bonaventure (1497) – A post by Elizabeth Upper

27 November 2014

Cambridge University Library is one of the world’s greatest repositories of books, and many of these books contain artworks. Some were printed with the text (book illustrations),...

Displaying incunabula: a labour of love

4 November 2014

The Library’s incunabula exhibition, Private Lives of Print: the use and abuse of books 1450-1550 opened to great acclaim on 23 October 2014. Thanks to a generous donation from...