Eton 2015 trip

On Tuesday the 4th of November, the Bibliomaniacs visited Eton College Library. Dr Coane, the Assistant Librarian, showed them a collection of British, German and Chinese maps and Atlases dating from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, as well as And Eton’s collection of ancient charters. They also saw many interesting incunabula (books published before 1501) in an exhibition about the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, probably the most famous printer in the 15th century apart from Gutenberg. However, the highlight was being able to view Eton’s copy of the Gutenberg bible itself with its illumination in the Erfurt style and its marvellous contemporary binding. Retiring to the Windsor Chocolate Theatre Café, the Bibliomaniacs reflected on another triumphant outing.