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USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

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USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

SEARCH THE USTC

USTC

The USTC is a collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century

SEARCH THE USTC

ABOUT

RESEARCH

In our first years, and particularly in the smaller libraries, we spent much of our time creating inventories from hand-written or card catalogues. This data was collated...

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

With the completion in 2007 of work on French language books, the project turned its attention to other areas of Europe for which there were no comprehensive surveys of early print: notably the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and the Low Countries...

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FUTURE

In September 2011 the project group received the welcome news that the AHRC would continue to support the work of the project for four more years. This will enable us to extend the range of the database into the seventeenth century...

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NEWS

USTC AT THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS’ ASSOCIATION SUMMER FAIR


This year the USTC was for the first time represented at the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA) Summer Fair. The three day fair, held for the first time at the Battersea Evolution in London, was attended by 185 rare book dealers from around the world, exhibiting stock ranging from incunabula to the archive of the actor Alan Rickman. The St Andrews team, represented by Andrew Pettegree, Jessica Dalton and Arthur der Weduwen, offered demonstrations of the USTC and an introduction to our programme with libraries...



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SOLE SURVIVORS AT MARSH’S LIBRARY, DUBLIN


On Wednesday 16 May, USTC Director Andrew Pettegree and Project Manager Graeme Kemp flew to Dublin to help celebrate the launch of Marsh’s Library’s exhibition of their ‘Sole Survivors’: books from their library of which they hold the only known surviving copy. ‘Sole Survivors’ displays 32 of the most interesting unique items in collection. This represents less than 10% of the 387 books in Marsh’s Library which survive in only one copy. This exhibition was designed in association with the St Andrews book project group’s programme Preserving the World’s Rarest Books...



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ARTHUR DER WEDUWEN WINS JAMES D. FORBES COLLECTING PRIZE

Arthur der Weduwen has been awarded the James D. Forbes Prize of the University of St Andrews. The prize is awarded to a student collector who has assembled a collection of books, printed ephemera, manuscripts or photographs, tied together by a common theme. This is one of eight such collecting prizes now offered in British universities. Arthur was awarded the prize for his developing collection of the everyday books of the Dutch Golden Age. Here he describes his collection, in conversation with Project Director Andrew Pettegree..



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