Old Library Exhibition: Incunabula
Magdalene Old Library will be opening its doors to the public over the autumn.
The December exhibition will focus on Incunabula. An exploration of the Old Library’s collection of Incunabula (books printed before 1501) from England and continental Europe, including an early edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Distinct from the Pepys Library, the Old Library has housed the historic books of the College in First Court since the fifteenth century, in what was the medieval Prior's residence.
As well as enjoying the historic, book-lined rooms, Visitors will see displays of items from the College's special collections and archives, which are not normally seen in public.
Readers and researchers who wish to consult the collections are asked to contact the Library in advance for an appointment.
Old Library, Magdalene College
Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK