The Division of Special Collections maintains a small collection of incunabula and early printed material.
The National Library's collection of incunabula contains masterpieces by early printers of Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and other countries.
In the Library of the Monastery there are some precious incunabulas and a copy of the Bohoric grammar.
The age of diary-keeping and of scrapbooks seems to have passed and we do not encounter many annalists or archivists or incunabulists .
Clifford was the firm's incunabulist and medieval manuscript expert, a bookseller of the highest integrity, who was proud to boast in 1969 of a predecessor's ‘superb disregard of commercial value’ in doing ‘as long a note, amounting often to an essay, for a book worth two or three guineas as for one valued at several hundred.’
His books are prized by incunabulists and collectors for their intrinsic ability to convey, in a far more compact format than the usual fifteenth century folio, what once required far more space, owed to the exacting standards of clarity of Bevilaqua's Press.
In the monastery museum you can see a rich collection of iconas, paintings, national costumes, books, incunabulas , and rare examples of the Glagolitic manuscripts.
Problems and methods addressed by incunabulists will consequently be presented in a historiographical context, but the course will have a practical bias and will be comprehensively illustrated.
This site is dedicated to the historical incunabulas and old prints of the Bohemian origin.
For fifteenth-century books a vast amount of such data already exists in various catalogues, and if consolidated into one machine-readable file would make it possible for incunabulists to study more effectively the history of book production in its infant period.