The Printer's Art Collection
Scope and Contents
The facsimiles are partial in nature, single pages derived from several genres of manuscripts and early books including religious texts, grammer programs and historical texts. Items range in date from 700 to 1796; the majority are products of the 15th and 16th centuries. Each facsimile includes a description of the identified page.
The ancient biblical pages are derived from the Stanley Slotkin collection. Sloktin owned a collection of approximately 200,000 biblical texts and in 1969, he started to dismember the texts, donating them page by page to inquiring libraries, schools and churches. Each original page in mounted on paper with a reproduction of the corresponding title page.
Conditions Governing Access
Paleography is the skilled study of ancient writing, in which the date of a manuscript can be determined by examining the manner in which the characters on it were made.
1 Linear Feet (Contains 1 oversize box and 4 folders)
- The Printer's Art Collection
- Special Collections Staff
- 1993 May 28
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note