The Ransom Center collection of incunabula (books printed before 1501) consists of 380 volumes and numerous leaves. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible; seven copies of Hartmann Schedel's history of the world known as the Nuremburg Chronicle (1493); a 1465 edition of Lactantius printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz on the first press in Italy; an illuminated Latin Bible (Venice, 1476) and other works printed by Nicolaus Jenson; the first book printed in the English language, the Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, translated and printed by William Caxton (Bruges, 1473-74); the Etymologiae of St. Isidore of Seville (1472), the first volume to contain a printed map of the known world; and first printings of Dante (Foligno, 1472) and of Euclid (Venice, 1482).
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