Material Evidence in Incunabula

Description: 

Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) "is a database specifically designed to record and search the material evidence (or copy specific, post-production evidence and provenance information) of 15th-century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc". MEI treats every instance of binding, decoration, manuscript note, or other bibliographical signal as a uniquely important and "valuable clue for provenance". With this mantra in mind, MEI works on geographically and chronologically dating these components and - if possible - aligning them with particular ownership. Through this project MEI "enables tracking of the movement of books across Europe and through the centuries".

Contact: 
c.dondi@cerl.org
period: 
1400s
Affiliation(s): 
Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
API: 
Content Area: 
Databases