Census of Incunabula for Germany

Contact Census of Incunabula

Project manager
Dr. Claudia Bubenik
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2261
Contact person
Gertrud Friedl
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2638
Contact Early and Rare Printed Books

The "Inkunabel-Census für Deutschland" (Census of incunabula for Germany) was established in 1989 at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as the German branch of the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC). The aim of the project initiated by the British Library, London, is to set up and continuously extend the ISTC database, in which all printed materials of the 15th century are entered, encompassing a brief description, holdings records of all known specimens worldwide and records of digital copies. The Munich ISTC office integrates the incunabula comprised in German collections in the ISTC database.

Further information on the current processing state of German collections of incunabula (December 2012)  (PDF, 348 KB)

The freely accessible and regularly updated online version of the database also contains information on digital reproductions of incunabula which are available on the Internet.

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue