Jesus College owns 45 incunables – books printed before 1501 – which were added to the MEI (Material Evidence in Incunabula) database earlier this year by James Misson of Exeter College. Since they predate the college’s foundation, our incunables arrived as antiquarian curiosities, much like our medieval manuscripts.
There was standing room only as college librarians introduced their collections, followed by a trail of displays linking Balliol, Lincoln, Magdalen, Merton, Wadham, and Worcester, as well as Jesus. The Fellows’ Library welcomed 170 visitors from inside and outside College.
Owen McKnight, College Librarian