Incunabula in the Bavarian State Library

Euclid, Elements of Geometry (Venice, 1482), held in the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma LibrariesWorks published in Europe from 1454 through 1500 are called incunabula. A project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to digitize the incunabula of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) in Munich has just crossed the threshold of one million digital pages. At this point, 4,200 incunabula have been digitized. The project will continue through mid-2012.

The digital images are accessible via the following databases:

For more information about this project, contact Dr. Bettina Wagner, Abteilung fuer Handschriften und Alte Drucke, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Muenchen, Germany.

Click here for a list of the incunabula held by the OU History of Science Collections, several of which are available in the Online Galleries.

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