compost pageThe Fisher Library has some two hundred books printed before 1501. These books, commonly referred to as incunabula or incunables (latin for "from the cradle"), were printed in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, with the majority being in Latin, but also in Hebrew, Greek and some vernacular languages. These books are broadly representative of the range of early western printing.

A typical example is an almanac or calendar such as the Compost et kalendrier des bergères, shown at left. It was printed in Paris in 1499.

Other examples of the Fisher's incunables can be seen below.

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