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Facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts and Incunabula

Incunabula & Early Printed Books

Incunabula are books which were printed before 1501. The Gutenberg Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany around 1455, was the first book printed using moveable type in Europe. Other incunabula are block books - books printed from engraved wooden blocks. Incunabula offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of books as it made the transition from manuscript to print. 

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