Incunabula

Illuminated first page of Biblia Latina Impressa Venetiis: per Franciscum de hailbrun, 1480. BS75 1480

Illuminated first page of Biblia Latina
Impressa Venetiis: per Franciscum de hailbrun, 1480.
BS75 1480

The Department of Rare Books and Special collections maintains a small collection of incunabula (books printed before 1501) and early printed material.

These materials are available to researchers during the Department’s regular service hours. Please see Reading Room Rules for more information about accessing this material.

The incunabula are listed in chronological order; each record includes Goff number, the number assigned in Fredrick Goff’s bibliography, Incunabula in American Libraries. Links to the British Library’s Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue (ISTC) for each volume have also been included.

The majority of materials listed here are codices, however the library’s single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible is also included because of the interest shown in it and of its importance for the history of printed books. The Library has a number of other incunabula leaves (see Pages from the Past and  Early Printed Book Leaves).

Incunabula

1454

Bible. O.T. Jeremiah XIII-XIV, 1-19. Latin. Vulgate
[Biblia Latina]
1 leaf
[Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Peter Schoeffer?, 1454 or 1455?]
Z241 .B58 1455
Goff B-526
ISTC ib00526000

1470

Justinus, Marcus Junianus
Historiae Philippicae. 1470
Iustini historici politissimi Epitoma in Trogi Po[m]pei historias
[Rome]: Ulrich Han, [1470?]
PA6445 .J6 1470
Goff J-614
ISTC ij00614000

1474

Caracciolo, Roberto, 1425-1495.
Sermones de adventu, etc.
Ruberti d[e] Licio ex ordine Mino[rum] in theologia peritissimi … P[rae]dicationes a prima d[omi]nica de aduentu quottidie inclusiue vsq[ue] ad quarta[m]
[Venice : Johann von Köln and Johann Manthen, ca. 1474]
BX1756.C315 S46 1474
Goff C-137
ISTC ic00137000

1476

Spiera, Ambrosius de, d. 1454
Quadragesimale de florib’ sapientie
Quadragesimale de floribus sapie[n]tie peroptimu[m] editu[m] [et] compillatu[m]/per egregiu[m] sacre theologie doctore[m] magistrum Ambrosiu[m] Spiera Taruisinu[m]
Venice: Vendelin de Spira Alamanus, 1476
BV4277.S65 Q3 1476
Goff S-678
ISTC is00678000

1478

Plutarch
Lives. Latin
[Virorum illustrium uitae ex Plutarcho graeco in latinum uersae solertiq[ue] cura emendatae foeliciter expliciu[n]t]
Venice: Nicolaus Ienson Gallicum, 2 Jan. 1478
PA4373 .V6 1478
Goff P-832
ISTC ip00832000

1480

Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1480
[Biblia Latina]
Venice: Franciscus de Hailbrun, 1480
BS75 1480
Goff B-566
ISTC ib00566000

Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
[Summa Contra Gentiles]
Incipit tabula cap[itu]lo[rum] libri [contra] ge[n]tiles b[ea]ti Thome de Aquino.
Venice : Nicolas Jenson, 1480
BX1749 .T38 1480
Goff T-193
ISTC it00193000

Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340.
[De evangelica praeparatione. Latin]
Eusebius Pamphili de euangelica praeparatione
[Treviso] : Michael manzolinus parmensis exactissima impressit diligentia Taruisii, Anno humanitatis Christi Mcccclxxx pridie Idus Ianuarias [12 Jan. 1480]
BR65.E75 D448 1480
Goff E-121
ISTC ie00121000

1482

Declamationes pseudo-Quintilianeae (Maiores)
M. Fabii Quintiliani eloquentissimi Declamationes incipiunt.
[Treviso : Pellegrino de Pasquali and Dionigi Bertocchi, 1482]
 PA6649 .D5 1482
Goff Q-21
ISTC iq00021000

1488

Filelfo, Francesco, 1398-1481
Epistolae
Venice: Joannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 28 Jan 1488
PA8520.F5 E6
Goff P-585
ISTC ip00585000

1493

Sulpitius Verulanus, Joannes, 15th cent.
Ioãnis Sulpitii Verulani in singulos Pharssaliæ Lucani libros argumenta necnon eiusdem & Omniboni Vincentini in totum volumen cõmentarios.
[Venice]: Simon Bevilaqua, 31 January 1493
PA6478 .A2 1493
Goff L-305
ISTC il00305000

Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Liber chronicarum
Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ymagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 July 1493
Z241 .S3 1493A
Goff S-307
ISTC is00307000

1494

Trithemius, Johannes, 1462-1516
Liber de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis
[Basel: Johann Amerbach?, 1494]
Z7777 .T7
Goff T-452
ISTC it00452000

Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375
Genealogiae Joannis Boccatii
Venice: for Octavianus Scotus, 23 Feb. 1494
PQ4274 .G5 1494
Goff B-753
ISTC ib00753000

1495

Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499
Epistolae. 1495
Epistole Marsilii Ficini Florentini
Venice: for Hieronymus Blondus Florentinus, 11 March 1495
B785.F43 E6 1494
Goff F-154
ISTC if00154000

1496

Savonarola, Girolamo, 1452-1498
Prediche di Frate Hieronymo da Ferrara
[Florence?]: Lorenzo Viuuoli Lano, 1496
BX1756.S347 P7 1496
Goff S-243
ISTC is00243000

Pius II, Pope, 1405-1464
Epistolae familiares
Epistolae Enee Siluij
[Nuremberg]: Anthon Koberger, 17 May 1496
BX1308 .A3 1496
Goff P-719
ISTC ip00720000

Filelfo, Francesco, 1398-1481
Epistolae
[Basel: Johann Amerbach, ca. 1496]
PA8520.F5 E6 1496
Goff P-585
ISTC ip00597000

[Sebastiano, da Pontremoli, 15th cent.]
Epistola consolatoria de Caldi, Freddi, & Tiepidi & una frottola insieme
[Florence: Lorenzo Morgiani and Johann Petri, ca. 1496]
DG737.97 .P2
Goff S-352
ISTC is00352000

1497

Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
De evangelica praeparatione. Latin. 1497
Eusebius de euangelica præparatione opus cuique fideli non solum utile veru etia iocundum & posse necessariu novissime impressum & exactissime emendatum.
Venice: for Bernardinus Benalius, 31 May 1497
BT1116.E952 L3 1497
Goff E-122
ISTC ie00122000

1498

Catholic Church. Book of hours. Selections
[Hore presentes ad usum Sarum impresse fuerunt Parisius per Philippu[m] Pigouchet].
Paris: Philippe Pigouchet, for Symon Vostre, 1498
Two leaves: text of the first leaf includes Psalms 40: 2-14 & 41: 2-8; the second leaf includes Psalms 5: 2-13 and 6.
BX2080 .A2 1498
Goff H-424
ISTC ih00423000

[Dubois, Pierre, fl. 1300.]
Dialogus inter clerum et militem
Disputatio inter clericum et militem super potestate prelatis ecclesie atque principibus terrarum comissa sub forma dialogi incipit feliciter
Paris: Guy Marchant, 20 Sept. 1498
BV629 .D52 1498
Goff D-157
ISTC id00157000

Passio Domini Jesu Christi secundum quattuor Evangelia
[Basel?: Nicolaus Kesler?, ca. 1498?]
BV4298 .P3 1498
Goff P-131
ISTC ip00131000

Tractatus contra vicia
Strasbourg: Georg Husner, 5 December 1498
BS1429 .A534 1499
Goff T-421a
ISTC it00421500

1499

Albertus Magnus
De muliere forti
Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 7 May 1499
BS1429 .A534 1499
Goff A-286
ISTC ia00286000

Firmicus Maternus, Julius
De natiuitatibus
[Venice: Aldo Manuzio, October 1499]
QB41 .F5 1499
Goff F-191
ISTC if00191000