Treasures of Pembroke library

by Alice Oates

The rare book collection in the library is being catalogued by Adriana Celmare. On Kit Smart’s blog she writes about the progress of the project, and an upcoming one-day-only exhibition of rare books and incunabula

RB1

Gold illuminated initial (‘Speculum historiale’, 1473)

RB2

Red velvet binding with portraits of Christ and the Four Evangelists

RB4

German blind-stamped pigskin with arms of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn

RB3

Calfskin binding decorated in the French interlaced style