In the Keio University Library (hereafter KUL), the first incunabula acquisition was a codex of Justinus’s Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias (Milan: Christophorus Valdarfer, 1476).
Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias was authored by Marcus Junianus Justinus, a Roman historian (fl.
Juvenal, whose full name was Decimus Junius Juvenalis, was a satirical poet active in Imperial Rome in the 2nd and 3r
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.
The Fasciculus temporum, the Latin edition of which was first printed in Cologne in 1474, is a so-called 'univ
This book is a Latin version of the Gesta Romanorum that dates from the first half of the 14th century.
This edition was printed by William Caxton at Westminster, dated 10 June 1480; it is Caxton's earliest dated book to
The Speculum naturale forms part of the Speculum maius of the 13th-century Dominican friar Vincent de B
The Speculum morale is treated as either the third or fourth part of the Speculum maius, an encyclopaed
Vincent de Beauvais (Vincentius Bellovacensis) (c.
This work is known as 'the first bibliography' in Europe 'to have been compiled as a practical work of reference', an
This is an early printed version of the first systematic collection of canon law, compiled by Gratian in 1140.
The Tractatus de orthographia is a tract on medieval orthography compiled by Johannes Vivetus (dates unknown).
This incunabulum contains the Latin translation of Aristotle's Greek works by Leonardo Aretino Bruni.
Johannes Duns Scotus (1265/6–1308), nicknamed 'Doctor Subtilis' for his complex theology, is thought to have been bor
Martianus Capella was a Roman writer born in Africa in the 4th or 5th century CE, who was said to have practiced as a
Etymologiae, written by St Isidore (c.
Sacro Bosco was a famous mathematician and astronomer of the 13th century.
Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman) (b. before 1203, d. 1272) was a 13th-century English Franciscan.
The St Albans Chronicles was published around 1486; this volume should be regarded as the third edition, follo
The authorship of this book is attributed to Apicius, the famous aristocrat and gourmet of Imperial Rome; however, th
This book is the work of an Italian humanist, Johannes Marchesinus, in the 15th century.
This volume is a Sammelband (bound-set) of three works on logic.
Armandus de Bellovisu (Armand de Belvezer) (d. 1334) was a Dominican friar.
The title of this work, Logica beati Thome aurea et proficere volentibus utilis et necessaria diligenterque correc
The title of this work is the Compendium aureum totius logice, authored by Girolamo Savonarola, the great prea
This is a Sammelband of two printed books of practical content.
The title of this book, 'Computus', means 'calculation' (especially of time) in Latin.
The Formulae epistolarum is a manual written in Latin and detailing the 'art of letter writing' (ars dictam
Regiomontanus (1436-76) was an astronomer and mathematician of the fifteenth century born in Königsberg, Germany.
The book Elementa Geometriae is the classic work of geometry written by the Greek mathematician Euclides (c.
Few other works can have received as much commentary, or provided the themes for so many images as La Divina comme
Scholars of natural history have long collected and categorized animals, plants and minerals, and thus systematized t
At universities in the Middle Ages, liberal learning was classified into categories corresponding to the seven discip
Plutarch, the famous biographer and historian who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries CE, wrote biographies of 46 famo
This is one of the most famous works by the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli (sometimes Paccioli).
This book, the so-called Leipzig Sammelband, comprises seven different texts, all written in Latin, and was pr
This text, written in Latin, is an example of late-15th century Italian humanism, and provides instructions for the c
This is the second of a compilation of seven texts bound together in one volume (IKUL 031), and treats the subject of
Dating from the end of the 15th century, this text is concerned with Latin verse.
This text is the fourth in a Sammelband (IKUL 031) of seven texts, and it is by the famous Venetian poet Hiero
This text was printed in the east German city of Leipzig at the end of the 15th or at the beginning of the 16th centu
This is text number six of seven texts that were bound together in one volume (IKUL 031) at the end of the 15th centu
This text, written by the German scholar Paul Lescher (or Paulus Lescherius) at the end of the 15th century, is the l
Alfonso X (1221-84), known as 'el Sabio' ('the Wise One'), was the son of Ferdinand III, whose brilliant achievements
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c.
Aldus Manutius (Aldo Manuzio, c.
Manilius, a Roman poet, was a shadowy figure; he is sometimes said to have been a freed slave of Syrian origin, but t
The 42-line Bible, also known as the Gutenberg Bible or the Mazarin Bible, is considered to have been the first subst
The 13th-century Dominican friar, Vincent de Beauvais, compiled a tripartite encyclopaedia entitled the Speculum m
The first printed book in English was in fact printed in Bruges, not in England. William Caxton (c.
As early as 1337, Francesco Petrarch (1304-74) retired to the Avignon suburb of Vaucluse, and started working on D
Most illuminated manuscripts produced in the Middle Ages were liturgical books and prayer books, such as service book
This is a Sammelband of three works published in Paris and London around the same time, at the end of the 15th
This is a representative work by the English canonist William Lyndwood (c. 1375-1466).
This book provides explanations for the abbreviations used in ecclesiastical and canon law books.
Johannes Heynlin (c. 1492-96) was a German-born humanist and theologian.
This volume is a collection of short works by neo-Platonists, selected and translated, or rather paraphrased, by Marc
This copy is a printed edition of the Orthographia, which was written around 1450 by Giovanni Tortelli (the It
This book is an incomplete copy of a Dutch book entitled Dat Leven ons Heren Jhesu Christi (The Life of our