Post-Incunabula vs Early Printing

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  Incunabula referes to printed material from 1450 to 1500.  It’s not uncomon to include things printed in the year 1501.  But more and more we see the term Post-Incunabula to include items printed up to the year 1525 or even a bit later. I’ve seen things printed as late as 1540 refered to as post-incunabula. Some refer to anything printed in the early part of the 16th century as “early printing”

Personally, I like the term Post-Incunabula. Often these Post-Incunabula items are more affordable to young collectors who like to attach the Latin label to their purchase.  I prefer to use the term “Early Printing” as it refers to a particular topic.  


Until later, 






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