Bibliotheca palatina (catalogue of an exhibition held in the Universitätsbibliothek, Heidelberg, 8 July-2 November 1986; Heidelberger Bibliotheksschriften; 24)
Heidelberg, Editions Braus, 1986
Two volumes (29 cm), xvi, 552 pp.; (6) pp., 322 colour plates. Uniform publisher’s pictorial boards. - Exhibition of books and manuscripts organised in celebration of the 600th anniversary of Heidelberg University. Founded in the 1430s and greatly enlarged by the Elector Elector Ottheinrich in the 1550s, the Bibliotheca Palatina was captured during the Thirty Years’ War, and later incorporated in the Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana. For this exhibition over 600 volumes have been temporarily returned from Rome and sixteen other libraries to their former home. The catalogue offers detailed discussions of every object in the show. ¶ Fine copy.