A unique Dante incunable?

14 September 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante. The Wren Library houses a substantial collection of early editions of the Dante, combining many of the standard editions from all periods with some particular rarities. Some of these books have been in the ownership of the College for many centuries – indeed, …

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Italian Illuminated Incunabula

The Wren Library has always been famous for its outstanding collection of illuminated manuscripts. Less well known are the illuminations added by hand to many of its earliest printed books. A new catalogue of illuminations in Italian printed books of the fifteenth century in the Cambridge College libraries and the Fitzwilliam Museum has brought to …

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