Early Printed Fragments

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 PRINT FRAG
  • Dates of Creation
      15th Century-17th Century
  • Language of Material
      English Welsh Latin
  • Physical Description
      9 items

Scope and Content

Fragments of early printed works in various languages. Some may have been recycled as binding fragments, but most have probably been saved from damaged works or were waste pages from a printer.


Arranged as found.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Other Finding Aids

An item level list is available on the online catalogue

Custodial History

The provenance of most of these fragments is not known. Some may have been acquired around the same time the collection of manuscript fragments, see MS FRAG, although this seems unlikely as most of the manuscript fragments originated in Germany and many of the printed fragment are English. The printed fragments were stored with the manuscript fragments and treated as the same collection until both were catalogued in August 2014 and a distinction was made between the two groups. They were also stored with the manuscript deeds collection, see MS DEEDS.