The present number of volumes is about 115,000, of which over 2500 are incunabula.
But it is the books printed before 1474 that form the real Italian incunabula.
Will you first show Miss Thayer the illuminations and the rarest of the incunabula?
It hardly needs be told why so few of the incunabula of the Philippines have survived.
Three of them appeared before the end of the fifteenth century, which places them among the incunabula of printing.
Huntington had already found the shelf which held the incunabula and the later examples of printing.
The total number of incunabula printed in England was probably upwards of four hundred, of which Caxton produced fully one-fourth.
A study of lists of incunabula enables a student to see just what works this included, and the degree of their popularity.
Salisbury is rich in incunabula, and a catalogue has recently been printed.
The library contains 167,898 printed vols., 2550 incunabula, 1537 MSS.