Early Printing: Pieces of the Puzzle
In fiscal year 2017, Stanford Libraries gratefully accepted donations of rare and unique materials appraised at more than $5,000,000. For example, an alumnus recently donated anonymously the 15th-century fragment pictured here. Is its surface vellum or paper? Is its text handwritten or printed? Why was it given and how will it be used? The answers reveal the coalescence and fine-tuning of Special Collections at Stanford Libraries.