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Illustrated Incunable Short-title Catalogue (Illustrated ISTC), 2nd Ed.


Illustrated descriptions for every recorded edition published from movable type from 1450 to 1500.

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Manuscripts and Rare Books

An illustrated version of the Incunable Short-title Catalogue (ISTC) bibliographic database of printed incunabula (pre-1501). The database includes books and single sheet imprints (including Indulgences) but does not include block-books. The ISTC descriptive entry includes the author, short-title, and imprint (place, publisher and date). Each descriptive entry is accompanied by citations to other published descriptions and a list of libraries that own a copy. The IIlustrated ISTC on CD-ROM, is searchable by every field in the record. A clickable list of images from each edition appears at the bottom of the entry. Over 4,000 editions (of the 28,000 editions listed in the ISTC) are illustrated. Depending on the content of the edition, the images displayed may include: the title-page, prelim., start of text, first page of second gathering, end of text, colophon, registrum, start and end of table, start and end of calendar, and woodcuts. The images were digitized from the ISTC companion full-text microfiche series entitled, Incunabula : the printing revolution in Europe 1455-1500, (Woodbridge, CT : Research Publications International, [1991]-), in call number *XM-20400. The IIlustrated ISTC on CD-ROM, contains full searchable references to the microfiche series. The subjects of the printed materials include literature, language, art, architecture, medicine, law, politics, economics, geography, science, technology, mathematics, religion, and philosophy.

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ISTC records also appear in the Consortium of European Research Libraries

Gale Group



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