Early Printed Books

Scope and Content

A set of 20 early printed books by various authors.

Administrative / Biographical 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.


The books are in chronological order.

Access Information

Open and available. External researchers are advised to contact the Archivist for an appointment.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some of the books are in poor condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Katharine Short, Archivist, May 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs may be taken for research purposes only.