Find manuscripts and incunabula
Manuscripts (all handwritten books kept in the NL) and incunables (books printed up to 1500) and other historical book collections from the beginning of literature up to 1800 are kept in the Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Department, more details about historical book collections
We recommend to search the requested manuscripts and incunabula in the following online sources, in case you did not succeed in finding the searched manuscripts and incunabula in any of the given sources you can check printed sources mentioned in column on the right side.
Online Manuscriptorium - open catalogue of historical collections searching ⓘ
Includes records of some manuscripts of NL, records of all incunabula of NL and digital copies of selected manuscripts and printed books.
Special Catalogues and Publications - on page with catalogues and bibliographies of manuscripsts and early printed books