Ingenious Impressions Catalogue
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Hunterian, March to June 2015.
The University of Glasgow's library contains over 400,000 manuscripts and printed works, built up since the university's foundation in 1451. The library's outstanding collection of over a thousand printed books, known as 'incanabula' from the fifteenth century has recently been catalogued in detail.
This beautifully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition that highlights a small selection of these fascinating works. It charts the development of the early printed book in Europe, exploring the transition from manuscript to print and its impact on late medieval society. The invention of mechanical movable type printing revolutionised bookmaking in Europe and was instrumental in the emergence of the Renaissance and the spread of learning across the continent.
Text by exhibition curator Julie Gardham.
Published price £12.95, but available from the Hunterian for the duration of the exhibition at £10.
Flexiback: 80 pages
Measures: 16.5 x 0.8 x 19.2 cm
Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 25 February 2015)