Treasures: lots more where these come from!

Image of illuminated initial from Jenson's Pliny, 1472This exhibition was organised to coincide with the launch of the Centre for Writing, Publishing & Printing History (now known as the .

The exhibition was on display during the Autumn Term of 2000, and included a selection of items from the University of Reading Library Special Collections.

The image, shown above right, is an illuminated initial from a copy of Pliny the Elder's Historia naturalis, printed by Nicolas Jenson in Venice in 1472. This book is held in the Cole Library.

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