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  • Incunables owned (you can search by Bod-Inc number, primary author, title or imprint).
  • Categorisation as follows:
    • Century, e.g. 15th century, unknown century
    • Geographical area, e.g. Scotland
    • Place, e.g. Bologna
    • Type: person; corporate
    • Gender: male; female; unknown
    • Characterisation: no characterisation/lay; religious; aristocracy; royalty; unknown;
    • Profession: school teacher; business; scholar; university lecturer; student; civil servant; bookseller etc.; unknown
    • Type of institution: religious institution; university; business; academy; booktrade; school; municipality; library; unknown
    • Role: annotator; bookseller; donor; former owner; present owner; librarian; notary; role not specified
    (November 2014: please note that the categorisation process is ongoing, and not yet complete.)


  • To bring up the index entry for Douce, choose Provenance, owner, donor or other name from the drop-down list of fields, and enter Douce as your search term.

  • To list owners, donors etc of a book with the title Breviarium medicinae, choose Title of item owned from the drop-down list, and enter Breviarium medicinae as your search term.

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