Incunable printed 1475 donated to the library

12 juni 2020

printed black text on paper, with a handwritten inital V in blue and red ink


Uppsala University Library has received an early edition of Augustinus’ De civitate dei, printed in Venice by Gabriele di Pietro in 1475. The book has previously belonged to the collector Anders Persson and was donated to the library after his passing. The volume is interesting from many aspects: its contemporary binding, the print and its provenance.

The volume is now part of the library’s collection of incunables with shelfmark: Ink. 35b: 995 fol. min.

Contact: Peter Sjökvist