Reference number
  • EB
  • Collection
  • 1474 - 1799
Extent and medium
  • 20 volumes
  • A set of 20 early printed books by various authors.
Administrative history
  • These books were purchased at various dates by predecessors of the De Montfort University Library. The majority have subjects which do not reflect the teaching strengths of the university. It is believed therefore that they were purchased as examples of bookbinding, leatherworking, typography and lettering for students of those subjects.
Conditions governing access
  • Open and available. External researchers are advised to contact the Archivist for an appointment.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Photographs may be taken for research purposes only.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
  • Some of the books are in poor condition.
System of arrangement
  • The books are in chronological order.
Archivist's note
  • Catalogued by Katharine Short, Archivist, May 2015.