Microform Collection

Microfilms and microfiches can be printed or scanned

Incunabula: the printing revolution in Europe 1455-1500
The Cicognara Collection - Holkham Hall MSS

Incunabula: the printing revolution in Europe 1455-1500
These are not available in the online catalogue.
Apply to a Librarian in the Reading Room for microfiches.

Unit 21: medical incunabula: part VI
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 6 mb)

Unit 24, part I, Italian Humanism
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 7 mb)

Unit 25, part II, Italian Humanism
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 7 mb)

Units 26, 27, 28: Philosophy: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 7 mb)

Unit 45: Printing in Greek
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 7 mb)

Units 60, 61 : Academic Theology
Click here to access checklist (PDF, 4 mb)


The Cicognara Collection

In 1824, the Vatican Library acquired the entire library of approximately 5,000 books on art and kindred subjects assembled by Conte Leopoldo Cicognara (1767-1834). This collection contains treatises, books, pamphlets, poems, orations... regarding the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture; and their history and relation to literature, music, rhetoric, theology, philosophy, and other branches of knowledge. The library includes everything in print that Cicognara could assemble on the practice and teaching of the arts.

Apply to a Librarian in the Reading Room for printed catalogue and microfiches.
We are in the process of making these titles accessible on the online catalogue.
Click here for current (incomplete) list
Click here to know more about the Cicognara Library.


Holkham Hall MSS

Microfilms of 141 manuscripts kept at Holkham Hall in the Library of the Earls of Leicester. They include classical, biblical, patristic and humanistic texts ranging from Ovid, Vergil, Cicero, Jerome, Ambrose to Dante, Petrarch, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini...

Click here for a summary list.
These are not available in the online catalogue.
Apply to a Librarian in the Reading Room to consult these microfilms which are kept in the middle drawers of the map cabinet