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

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These materials are fully catalogued, and records can be accessed through the subject heading Incunabula specimens in the library catalog.

Inventory of Incunabula


The Library has a number of other incunabula leaves (see Pages from the Past and  Early Printed Book Leaves).


Materials were acquired by the Libraries at different times and through different methods; see individual item records.


The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on web pages. However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

Access Rights

Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.

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