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[Leaves and Fragments from Fifteenth-Century Books at the Princeton University Library].
Middle High German (ca. 1050-1500)
Modern Greek (1453-)
4 boxes (totaling more than 350 leaves): ill. (some col.) ; size varies (20-47 cm.)
Early printed books
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962
Rare books genre
Printed waste (Binding).
Individual incunabula leaves, assembled by the Rare Book Division, Princeton University Library from various sources, including some leaves from the printing collection of Elmer Adler.
Specimens of printing by Johannes Gutenberg (?), Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, Heinrich Eggestein, Nicolaus Jenson, Erhard Ratdolt, Gunther Zainer, Anton Koberger, Aldus Manutius, and William Caxton, etc., as well as unidentified printers.
Leaves include: Balbus, Catholicon (Mainz, 1460, 1st issue); Biblia latina (Mainz, 1462) on vellum; and several leaves not in Goff and unique survivals newly identified in 2015-2016.
Some leaves used as binding wrappers, etc.
Leaves are housed in mylar/board folders in Goff number order.
Princeton accession number 113517 on catalogue card.
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