Monday, August 10, 2009

INCUNABULA--beautiful word


[in-kyoo-nab-yuh-luh, ing-]

–plural noun, singular -lum

1. extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.

Isn't that a great word! I was in Colorado Springs last week attending the Colorado Antiquarian Bookseller Seminar which is for booksellers, librarians, collectors. It was a most amazing experience. We were literally immersed for a week learning everything about books. If you're interested in the seminar visit their website at: CABS

Here's some examples of incunabula (see also my previous blog Poet & artist WILLIAM BLAKE-Colorado Springs-Thomas Jefferson and the Library of Congress-cool temperatures)\

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