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- another term for incunabulum
- ‘Incunabula or incunables are the very first examples of books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed with moveable type in Western Europe.’
- ‘Altogether thirty separate titles of incunables are displayed here, of which 23 titles, in more than 25 volumes, are in Hebrew.’
- ‘If there were any incunables in the University Library, which was dispersed in the 1550s, they are not among the books in the present-day Bodleian Library.’
- ‘While this incunable may not be rare, the text certainly is.’
- ‘A single image in black and white appears with the brief text concerning an overlooked incunable and its appropriate redating to make it congruent with that identification.’
Late 19th century: via French from Latin incunabula (see incunabulum).
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